Pavement Group announces premieres by Bixby Elliot, Mallery Avidon for 2012 season
Pavement Group, the theater collective that in its five-year history has produced such TOC favorites as , and , has announced plans to produce world premieres by two emerging playwrights in 2012.
In Girl You Know It's True, New York–based writer Bixby Elliot conjures a fortysomething white male playwright who can't get arrested until he invents a new persona, an African-American lesbian who uses a wheelchair, as the creator of his work; the latter becomes an instant star. Elliot's play sounds like a sharper-edged take on a premise similar to that of The Submission, which is currently running Off Broadway; Girl You Know It's True, as its title might suggest, is told against the backdrop of the Milli Vanilli scandal. (Kids, ask your parents.) Ooh, ooh, ooh, check it out April 12–May 13 at the downstairs.
The fall 2012 show, Breaks and Bikes, is a commission by Pavement Group artistic associate Mallery Avidon ( ). It centers on a 30-year-old hipster who, after a bad bike wreck, finds the disparate aspects of his life converging around his hospital bed. Performance dates and venue remain TBA. Pavement Group artistic director David Perez will helm both shows. PG closes out 2011 with its second annual Amuse Bouche fest of new short plays, running December 9–11 at in the Flat Iron Arts Building.