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YTP: "Voices of the City"
HS Student, Fall Internships!

In this YTP intensive five week workshop, high school students will spend 5 weeks building their skills in stage acting, improvisation, and writing. They will dive deep into topics that most affect them and the city they live in and ultimately write and perform original monologues around those topics while receiving a stipend.

Learn more and apply!

Adopt A Bill!

It ain't sexy, it don't sing and dance, but it's the cost of doing biz-ness, plain and simple. Times are tough for everyone, we know, but if you could kick in a few extra dollars by adopting a bill the Mime Troupe will be able to keep the show on the road!

What our Troupers and friends are up to
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Karen Runk is stage managing Mahmoud: one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a young Iranian-Canadian girl, all trying to get by the day-to-day grind in a big metropolitan city. Iranian born playwright/performer Tara Grammy invites us to watch as these characters' stories intertwine over the course of an hour, exploring themes of displacement, immigration, home, and culture. At once hilarious, insightful, and irreverent, Mahmoud takes an exacting look at racism against Middle Eastern immigrants, homophobia within immigrant communities, and media-created stigmas surrounding Iranian (and Middle Eastern) culture.

Oct 16-26 with Golden Thread Productions.

Tales from Varley Mansion
Tales from Varley Mansion

Script and Songs by Ira Marlowe. Staring: Lisa Hori-Garcia, Rotimi Agbabiaka & Ira Marlowe

A cranky scientist buys a long-abandoned mansion, in hopes of finding solitude to perfect his brilliant new invention. But instead of solitude, he finds himself in the company of a flamboyant ghost, a soft-hearted zombie, and worst of all... a roomful of curious children--your children. Find out what happens when the "lucky ones" are invited onstage... to serve as subjects for a strange and untested device.

Limited shows Oct 18-26 at The Monkey House.


Written by Michael Gene Sullivan and one of the performers is our own Velina Brown!

"Central Works serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be fervent revolutionaries. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the '60's (and 50's, and '40's), and their burning desire to "Up the Revolution!"

Oct 18-Nov 23 at Central Works.

Dear Armen
Dear Armen

Karen Runk is stage managing this audience-immersive theater experience from Saboteur Productions which was inspired by Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic performer and poet who survived early 20th century anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku. Integrating traditional Armenian dance, erotic performance, live music, and spoken word; Dear Armen follows young Garineh, who has been delving into the life and art of Ohanian in search of a role model and mentor.

Oct 31 - Nov 9 with Golden Thread Productions.

A Man Wakes Up

Former Trouper Amos Glick has written and hopes to produce and star in "A Man Wakes Up". The story of a man immersed in a life of habit and routine who, though lonely to the outside eye, seems content to live his stark existence. One morning he awakes to discover an unexplained change to his routine: there's another man, a stranger, in his apartment; in his life; in his bed!

Please visit Amos' Seed & Spark web page to learn more and to donate to make this project possible!

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by Nancy Carlin featuring Michael Gene Sullivan as Prospero
October 18 - November 9 at The African-American Shakespeare Company.

News Letter

The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life, and at the same time see their causes. We travel the country and the world with our message of solidarity, comedy, and the plight of the worker in our increasingly corporatized democracy, and have done shows about most of the burning issues of our time - normally debunking the official story. And because we want our shows about the issues of the day to be seen by the people who are most effected by those issues- working class families who can't always afford to the ticket prices at the other Tony award winning theaters - we perform most of our shows free in public parks, for tens of thousands of our fellow citizens every summer.

Schedule - Come See Us!

  • YTP: "Voices of the City"
    Troupe Studio
    Sat, Nov 22nd @ 7:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation) - must RSVP
    Street parking only, come early!

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