Erin Mallon

Erin Mallon is a writer, actor and voice artist. Her plays have been presented with Urban Stages, InViolet Theater, The American National Theatre, New Georges, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Amios Theatre Company, The Collective, Project Y Theatre, The Flea and more. Erin’s play Branched directed by Robert Ross Parker and produced by InViolet Theater premiered at HERE Arts Center and is published with Original Works Publishing. In November 2015 she was commissioned to write Hand Me Down, the Fall Drama at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in The Bronx. Erin is a devoted volunteer at The 52nd Street Project, a member of InViolet Theater, the voice of many TV/Radio commercials and the narrator of over one hundred audiobooks. She is also founder/co-curator of The Brooklyn Generator where writers create new full-length plays in less than thirty days.  www.erinmallon.net

Publications

BRANCHED, a comedy with consequences

-Published with Original Works Publishing

-Featured as one of Indie Theatre Now’s best new plays in PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS 2015

-The World Premiere was with InViolet Theater Company in NYC, directed by Robert Ross Parker

STUBBLE

-Published with Smith and Kraus, Inc. in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2014

-The World Premiere was with Cherry Picking in NYC, directed by Clare Mottola

GOOD WORKING WITH HANDS

-Published in The Collective:10 Anthology, Volume 2

-The World Premiere was with The Collective in NYC, directed by Greg Naughton

THICK GNAT HANDS

-Published in The Collective:10 Anthology, Volume 3

-The World Premiere was with The Collective in NYC, directed by Emma Canalese

HAND ME DOWN

-Commissioned by Ethical Culture Fieldstone School

-The World Premiere was with Ethical Culture Fieldston Upper School in Riverdale NY, directed by Clare Mottola

THE SALTY PART OF THE ANIMAL

-The World Premiere was at The 40th Annual Samuel French OOB Play Festival in NYC, directed by Anne Cecelia Haney

Project Description

THE OTHER WHITE MEAT

by Erin Mallon

When 16-year-old city girl Alex is thrust into the world of FitzGerald Farm: A Compassionate Place for Farming, she finds there ain’t a whole lotta compassion flowing through the owners… toward their fellow humans anyway. But the animals? They treat the animals like gold. Or feces, rather. (Note: organic farmers go wild for nitrogen-rich feces).

With the guidance of Paulie, the fitness-enthusiast pig and Bethany, the farm’s “breastiest bovine” Alex learns how to survive this new Cheetoh- less land full of manual labor and “sad old people. That is until Phil, puzzling USDA worker arrives and unravels all her progress with his processed sugars and pent-up pain.

The Other White Meat is an absurdist world of talking farm animals and rapidly growing vegetables that explores the U.S food industry, technology vs. nature, why people stop having sex, the miracle of menstruation (you heard that right: the – ahem- miracle of menstruation) and in the words of Paulie… “the circle of life, bitches.”