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Chicago Premiere for Mallery Avidon Play

Mallery Avidon [TH ’03] is an artistic associate at Chicago’s Pavement Group. That’s where her new play breaks and bikes is premiering.

“What happens after you’ve slept with all the girls, played all the shows, and done all the drugs, but you’re still not famous?” asks Mallery Avidon’s new play, breaks and bikes: “If you’re Drew, you go to law school.”  In the play, a bicycle accident lands Drew in a coma, and his mom, his former drummer and the girls he could have loved converge around his hospital bed.

Mallery Avidon, who fellow classmates in the class of 2003 knew as Mallery MacKay-Brook, has been an artistic associate at Chicago theater organization Pavement Group since 2011. But her association with them goes farther back. She wrote fracture/mechanics for PG in 2009. breaks and bikes was written on commission for Pavement Group.

In addition to her work with Pavement Group, Mallery’s plays been developed or produced by Soho Rep, Target Margin Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Little Theater @ Dixon Place, On The Boards, The Attic Theater Company, The Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, A Collection of Shiny Objects, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Williams College & Seattle Repertory Theatre. Her plays include O Guru Guru Guru, Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, and Everyone They Knew Was Famous. She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, an Associated Artist of Target Margin Theater & Pavement Group, Co-Curator of the Bushwick Starr’s Reading Series, and a member of the 07/08 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. She has taught at universities, high schools, and in a women’s prison.  She spent the summer of 2010 traveling across the country with a journalist and a filmmaker interviewing people who have been laid off because of the recession as research for a new piece. Along with her BFA in playwriting & directing from Cornish, Mallery has received an MFA in playwriting from Brown University.

If you find yourself in Chicago, breaks and bikes plays Nov. 8, 2012 - Dec. 9, 2012, Thursday through Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 6pm; Opening Night 11/15, add’l performance Mon 11/26 (no performance 11/22)
At the Collaboraction Studio 300 in the Flat Iron Arts Building 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. More Information.


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