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Winter Appeal and Survey!

This year we purchased an improved sound system which made it possible for the actors to be heard and understood. Perhaps as a result, we saw a boost in hat donations at shows. But unfortunately, we raised much less in our critically important summer appeal. We need to raise $50,000 during our winter appeal. Please donate as generously as you can and keep us moving forward with our plans to stay busy performing, teaching, touring and working for a just future for all. Read on and donate!

Meanwhile we are busy beginning a Strategic Planning process. This requires us to redefine our goals and establish a sustainable business plan that will support those goals into the future. A large part of this depends on gathering information from you. Please fill out a survey and answer with as much honest detail as possible. We need to hear from you.

TBA Awards 2015

Freedomland was voted winner of Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble of a Musical by Theatre Bay Area awards!

The Mime Troupe was also honored to be nominated for three other Theatre Bay Area awards for Freedomland:
  • Outstanding World Premiere Musical
  • Outstanding Direction: Andrea Snow
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical: Lisa Hori-Garcia

Summer Internships

Summer Workshop

-Application deadlines are April 15, 2016!

City for Sale!!

Palace of Fine Arts

Seems like our local government is willing to auction off yet another San Francisco treasure, the Palace of Fine Arts to the highest bidder. Regardless of the impact on our city's artists who've already suffered the loss of performance and rehearsal space, this is another attack on the cultural legacy of our city and if unchecked will become another casualty in the battle for the soul of San Francisco. Act before it's too late!

Great American Smokeout - Nov. 19, 2015

Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout is an annual event that encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day, in an effort to stop smoking permanentl. The 40th annual Great American Smokeout will be held on November 19, 2015.

Other resourses to help you kick the habit:

Stage Kiss


Art imitates Life imitates Art. And the dance continues. Prepare yourself for a frothy farce mixing stage drama and backstage lives into an intoxicating delight. This semi-romantic comedy delivers the laughs, tripping lightly through a playground of desire and fantasy. Is this kiss for real?

At SF Playhouse Nov 21 - Jan 9

Don't miss Michael Gene Sullivan in Stage Kiss! Purchase your tickets today!

Word for Word's Holiday High Jinx

W4W Holiday High Jinx With stories by Damon Runyon ("Dancing Dan's Christmas"), Joseph Mitchell ("The Cave Dwellers"), and E.B. White ("Christmas and Relative Pronouns", "Notes and Comment"-from The New Yorker, 12/17/32).

All three of our writers were journalists, and all three were journalists in New York, in the 1920's, 1930's, and beyond. Their stories give us the poetry of the city and its uncelebrated people. The warmth of these writers in a cold world-winter cold and '30's Depression cold-glow with holiday spirit. Runyon, Mitchell, and White show us people drawn together in community, celebrating the season and bringing us all a cup of good cheer.

At Z Below, 450 Florida St. Nov 25 - Dec 24

Working on this holiday production: Lisa Hori-Garcia, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Lawton Lovely and Karen Runk.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Lizzie Calogero plays the Fox (among other curious characters) in Marin Theatre Company's The Little Prince, in the month of December. A beautiful, classic story of love and relationship, The Little Prince has been touching readers and audiences for decades. This is a great holiday experience for people of all ages. Performance dates are limited so purchase your seats now!


Freedomland was voted winner of "Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble of a Musical" and nominated for three other awards: "Outstanding World Premiere Musical", "Outstanding Direction", & "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical" by Theatre Bay Area awards!
"The show is high--energy and often hilarious while also serving as a sobering depiction of how entire segments of the population can be automatically seen as a threat because of the color of their skin in this supposedly "post-racial" society."
Marin IJ - 7/8/15

"Bravura performance." "Brilliant." "Freedomland stands out as one of the most thoughtful and sobering (of the Troupe's productions.) It is fraught with emotion and analysis. Call it, for want of a better phrase, a "musical tragedy," fueled with a polemicist's intensity, a Shakespearean reach, and a doo-wop dollop of tuneful songs. Freedomland rises to an important new level of radical criticism." - 7/19/15
Poster Design: Lawton Lovely

Contact our office if you can help Freedomland tour in the Fall of 2016!

Learn more about FREEDOMLAND!

At our Troupe Studio
by L.M. Bogad

L.M. Bogad Date: Feb 12th & 13th
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Troupe Studio, 855 Treat Ave
(tricky street parking)
Tickets: FREE

Learn more about this event!

Two amazing performers who will be greatly missed

Audrey Smith
Joan Mankin
SF Mime Troupe on Audrey

SF Gate on Joan

KQED on Joan

American Theatre on Joan

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!


Mime Troupe Boutique

Unisex Tiedye
New: Blue Tie Dye Tee
Each shirt hand dyed!
Adults - $30, Kids - $25


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