Mallory grew up in New Jersey, which means she grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen and eating pizza on Long Beach Island. She carried her Jersey pride with her to Connecticut, where she attended The Hotchkiss School. There, she wrote and directed her first play, “A Slice of Life”. She gave away free pizza (thanks, mom and dad) and she manned the light-switch (beaming). From that moment on, she knew she had to have that feeling again. Mallory attended Harvard University, where her play, Beginning, was produced in the Adams Pool Theater. She was awarded a creative thesis in playwriting and went on to graduate with a BA in English. After Harvard, Mallory received her MFA in playwriting from The New School. There, she saw productions of her plays, Underwater; Going Once, Going Twice; A&Z’s Escapades in Moonstruck City, and Pony Up. She has been published in “The Dionysian” and is a member of Gingold Theatrical Group’s Speakers’ Corner writing group.
Mallory has spent her most recent summers working at Salisbury School’s summer program as a teacher in Creative Writing, Critical Reading & Executive Skills, and Composition. Outside the classroom, she served as the mentor for the inaugural drama club and played (read: won) a lot of capture-the-flag. Her aim as a teacher is to incite a fire in her students and to impart the tools for communicating effectively, accurately and gracefully. She has special expertise in English, writing, and college-application preparation.
When she is not teaching, you can find Mallory writing plays, leading spin classes, and running races. She loves undercooked brownies, Irish accents, novels outside of time, grapefruit soap, and The Emperor’s New Groove.