Name: Mimi Fischer
What is your current project? A Late Bloomer
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
The People’s Improv Theater (Striker) at 123 East 24th Street. Playing as part of SoloCOM and it’s a solo comedy show of new work written expressly for the festival. Also the PIT is a comedy (improv and sketch) theater, and I am all about improv and partly about sketch (acting).
What’s next for you?
Hosting my long-running weekly indie improv show Dessert Cart at it’s new venue and nights: Wednesdays at 10:30pm at The PIT Loft at 154 West 29th Street, NY.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
(anti) Trump Rally comedy show at The Duplex on Friday Nov 3rd (characters, comedy and music). Fund raising for RAINN. I was also in the show (played Clint Eastwood)
Any advice for your peers?
Perform as often as possible.
Facebook: Mimi on the Hoops (fan page)
January 2011: I was 57 years old and that year was a real inflection point for me. I started pursuing hoopdance and comedy intensively and for the first time in my life I didn’t relegate these activities to ‘on the side’. I decided to go for it! I had done many different things in my life but was never fully invested in any of them: Art school (Parsons School of Design), bartender, Wall Street foreign securities trader for 12 years (various firms). I pursued dance seriously but as a ‘hobby’ not a profession because 1. I was already “too old “(late 20s – ha!) and “too fat” (150lbs) by industry standards, and 2. I was afraid about the money – leaving Wall Street would be scary even though being in Wall Street was a real pain. I wound up leaving Wall Street anyway years later believing I would ‘find myself.’ I didn’t. It was something like Lost in America but without the gambling. There was nothing to find because everything I needed to know was already there – I just couldn’t see it because: fear, and 100% not believing in myself worth a damn. So I bummed around, got married, painted paintings, gave a couple of art shows, went broke, got a job as an administrative assistant & while I was doing that discovered hoopdance when I was 54. By 57, I was ready to take that seriously and my life started to transform even though I had, societally speaking, long before passed my ‘sell-by’ date.
Date: November 17th
Venue: The PIT at 123 E. 24th St. (Striker),