CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF to Play at Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Company


Mimi Quillin | Photo: Buck Lewis

Jordanna Brody
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July 26, 2023 3:33 PM

The Fabulous Invalid and Stop the Wind Theatricals have announced  that following a wildly successful run as part of the 37th Powerhouse Theater season at Vassar College where it was the most-sold show of the season, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, a 90-minute solo play written and performed by Mimi Quillin, and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, will play at Nantucket’s White Heron Theatre Company. Call Fosse at the Minskoff opens with a special performance at White Heron's Celebration of Women in Theatre fundraiser on July 30, and closes August 2; all performances at 7:30 p.m.

There are “legends” and then there are legends.  In this entirely true, middle age coming-of-age story, dancer and actor Mimi Quillin brings audiences along with her into the inner sanctum of two of the greatest giants the theatre world has ever known: Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

In Call Fosse at the Minskoff, Quillin recounts her experience working with Fosse and Verdon on what would be their final collaboration, investigating the life-altering effects of proximity to true greatness, and revealing all the thrills and terrors of walking the high wire on the riskiest platform in entertainment.

The design team includes set designer Tim Mackabee, lighting designer Robert J. Aguilar, costume designer Claudia Brown, and sound designer Joanna Lynne Staub. The team also includes dramaturg Anika Chapin, stage manager Michal Mendelson, and production manager Reilly Horan.

Mimi Quillin, performer and playwright, is a dancer, actor, and teacher. Her career started with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Milwaukee Ballet, changing to theatre dance with Lee Theodore’s American Dance Machine where she performed the iconic choreography of Carol Haney, Agnes De Mille, Pat Birch, Ron Field, and Ona White.  Bob Fosse cast her in the 1986 Broadway revival of Sweet Charity where she also served as dance captain, assisting Fosse and Gwen Verdon in recreating the original 1966 choreography. Other credits include working with Graciela Danielle, Michael Shawn, and Wayne Cilento, the original Canadian and Broadway productions of Ragtime, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Jean Genet’s The Balcony, Carnal Knowledge, and A.R. Gurney’s Snowball. International credits include BBC Radio’s Custom of the County by Edith Wharton and Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury. Mimi is the author of two plays, Call Fosse at the Minskoff and Dégagé, and as a teacher and reconstructeur for the Verdon Fosse Legacy, she contributed several dances to FX’s Fosse/Verdon.

Developed and produced by The Fabulous Invalid and Stop the Wind Theatricals, Call Fosse at the Minskoff received developmental support as part of the 2023 Powerhouse Theater season at Vassar College.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.