Mid Summer 2015
Dear Friends,
 
This year our summer show,  FREEDOMLAND, asks the questions: - Are the police out of control? What happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? Is a young Black soldier safer in Afghanistan than walking down the streets of his neighborhood?   
 
By asking these serious questions from our stage in the parks we hope that we can move from dialogue to the action needed to ensure the rights and fair treatment for all.
But as we've said before, doing these free shows costs us a lot of money. In our recent appeal we stated that we needed to raise $55,000 to cover the costs of FREEDOMLAND which included the added cost of the new sound system that is enabling everyone to hear the actors clearly without distortion. To date we have received $27,500.  So we are halfway there!!!!  But time is running out and our bills are stacking up! You can help us get there in a variety of ways:

- Make a generous donation below. And if you've already given consider a second tax-deductible gift.

-Help spread the word. Tell co-workers, friends and family about us especially the part about us not being silent mimes. We are not silent and never will be!  And pick up flyers and posters at our store and distribute them near our remaining park shows.

-Support our shows by attending them. Summer is almost over and you don't want to miss the show!

-Buy our merchandise! This is one case where capitalism is a good thing!

As Always, We Remain in Grateful Solidarity, 
San Francisco Mime Troupe
 
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Remaining 2015 Touring Schedule

"FREEDOMLAND"

FREE park shows and ticketed venues
AUGUST
  • 22nd - Glen Park, Bosworth & O'Shanughnessy, San Francisco, 2 pm
  • 23rd - Mitchell Park - South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 4pm
  • 25th - St. James Park, , 2nd Street & St. James Street, San Jose, 6:30pm
  • 28th - Miner's Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City, 7:30pm   
  • 29th - Southside Park, 6th and T Streets, Sacramento, 5pm 
  • 30th - Community Park, Davis, 7pm

SEPTEMBER

  • 2nd - Bay View Opera House, 3rd St/Oakdale St (outdoor Plaza), 6:30pm
  • 5th - Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, JFK Drive b/t McClaren Lodge and Conservatory, SF, 2pm
      • Hard French photo op - learn more!
  • 6th-7th - Closing Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco, 2pm
      • Note, post show discussion after Sunday's show.

Youth Theater Project, Fall
HS Student Internships

In this YTP intensive theater workshop, high school students will spend 8 weeks building their skills in acting, improvisation, and character work. Reviving a historic mime troupe play, they will dive deep into relevant topics and tackle difficult subjects through the lens of comedic theater. Participants will also earn a small stipend.

Applications are being accepted now. Space is limited!
Application deadline is MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

~ Volunteer Now ~

We could use some extra hands to help us unload and reload our truck Labor Day weekend!
Or help use hand out programs and surveys!
Contact Karen if you can help. 
~ Or in the Fall ~

CALLING ALL CHEFS, AMATEUR CHEFS, MAC N' CHEESE MAKERS, or anyone who has interest in supporting youth theater: We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to coordinate Food Donations and Preparations for our Fall Youth Theater Project. The program provides a healthy and delicious meal for all 15 participants each Monday and Wednesday (beginning on Sept. 21st and ending Dec. 5th). As coordinator, you would be in direct contact with our local food donors to manage our meal plan. Our communal meals are yet another way that the Youth Theater Project creates a cooperative community of creative young folks. We would love to carry on this meaningful meal tradition but need your help! If you are interested in coordinating our meal plan for the session or in donating a single meal, please contact: ytp@sfmt.org.

Our friends at Hard French are hosting a nightlife fundraiser for Galeria de la Raza on August 19th, 9pm - midnight, at El Rio.  
The fundraiser is in response to the defacing of the 'por vida' mural on the side of the Galeria building, and in support of the work Galeria has done to foster queer Chicano/Latino artists in the Mission. 
With 11 queer clubs on board to DJ, 100% of the event's proceeds will be going to Galeria de la Raza, and we are hoping this event will raise awareness and visibility of queer people of color in the Mission! See you on the dance floor! Learn more!

Hard French Party at El Rio

On Saturday, September 5 from 3pm to 8pm, the Hard French crew will throw another one of their legendary day time soul music parties at El Rio. They are donating all the proceeds from their infamous Photo Booth to the Mime Troupe and there will be costumed Troupers on hand to pose with you and collect your generous donations from 6pm-8pm. So swing by and take a photo with a Mime for a great cause!

Check back on our homepage for more details closer to the event date.

San Francisco Mime Troupe | 415-285-1717 | info@sfmt.org | www.sfmt.org
855 Treat Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
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