The San Francisco Mime Troupe tours nationally and internationally. It has often been our preference to stay in the homes of the community in which we are performing. By keeping our costs down it is more feasible for community groups and lower-budgeted presenters to sponsor the Mime Troupe. Secondly and more importantly, the Mime Troupe believes that personal contact through our local hosts enables us to learn more about the specific issues that concern their community. It is the compilation of these concerns that we try to reflect in our work.
Each person is to have their own bed, in a private room, with a door that closes. Host will provide adequate clean bedding. Indoor plumbing is a must.
If two people are to share a room, they must have their own beds unless otherwise noted (i.e., a couple or family). Ideally no more than 2 adults per room.
The location of all housing is ideally within walking distance to the theater. Otherwise, housing should be grouped, allowing easy transportation with our limited number of vehicles to and from the theater. In rural areas please send written driving direction to the SFMT office well in advance.
Sometime Troupers have to enter their host's home late at night - please have hosts leave their outside lights on, in addition to the lights in said bedrooms.
Hosts are not required to provide meals. (But Troupers are often happy to dine with their hosts.)
If there are pets and/or smokers in the host homes, please let us know ahead of time to avoid placing people with known allergies in said homes.
Finally, all the specific housing arrangements will be made with the SFMT directly. Please contact our Tour Facilitator at SFMT's headquarters: (415) 285-1717.
Thank you for your hospitality!
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