June 2015

Dear Citizens,

 

What kind of country would commission a young soldier to free victims from terrorism abroad only to let him become a victim of terrorism at home? Take a guess.

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? The only thing it is safe to say is there is something very wrong with our rights!

 

Fortunately, some things are still free - like our summer park shows. The urgency of today's headlines now compel us to take the stage and speak out louder than ever, rallying our audiences into the escalating battle to preserve the rights of all citizens. Adding new parks and post show talk-backs we hope to engage and activate new communities. That's our mission.

 

Again our shows are free, but the cost of doing them is anything but. In order to speak out, we need to be heard, literally! Last year Meyer Sound Laboratories lent us an excellent sound system-with delay speakers-which made the actors clearly audible to everyone. To keep ourselves from backtracking, we need to purchase the basics of the sound system; this will cost us $9,500. Combine that with permits, porta-potties, union expenses, fuel costs etc...you get the picture...we need to raise $55,000 for this season.


Now because of the skyrocketing costs of living and making art in San Francisco, even the generous funders who support the arts are struggling with the volume of grant requests received and cannot fill them all.

 

So once again, we turn to you to contribute what you can to bring FREEDOMLAND to our parks this summer. There are variety of giving options below that we hope will suit you. If you have given before, consider a little bit more so we can do a lot more. And this summer, bring a friend who has never seen us and help dispel the notion that we are silent. We are not and never will be!

 

In Solidarity of the Rights of All,

 

San Francisco Mime Troupe

 

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2015 Touring Schedule

"FREEDOMLAND"

FREE park shows and ticketed venues

June

  • 24th - Arena Theater, 214 Main Street, Point Arena, 8 pm
  • 25th - Todd Grove Park, 600 Live Oak Ave, Ukiah, 7pm
  • 27th - Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, 8 pm 
JULY
  • 3th-5th - Bay Area Opening Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 8th - Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley - Back Lawn, 7pm
  • 11th-12th - Live Oak Park, Shattuck & Berryman, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 15th - Mitchell Park - South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 7pm
  • 16th - Montclair Ball Field, 6300 Moraga Ave, Montclair, 7pm
  • 18th-19th - Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 22th-23th - Lakeside Park, Lakeside Drive at Lake Merritt, Oakland, 7pm
  • 25th - Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, Access from Mansell St., San Francisco, 2pm
  • 26th - Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union Streets, San Francisco, 2 pm
  • 30th - Mime Troupe Space, 855 Treat Ave, San Francisco, 7pm

AUGUST

  • 1st Nicholl Park, 3230 MacDonald Ave., Richmond, 2pm
  • 2nd - Yerba Buena Gardens, 745 Mission Street, San Francisco 2 pm
  • 5th - Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley - Back Lawn, 7pm
  • 8th-9th - Willard Park, Hillegass & Derby, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 15th-16th - San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz, 3pm
  • 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
  • 6th-7th - Closing Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco,2pm
The Mime Boutique!
Out with the old...

  
Beanie with no rim. Originally $22 but
currently $16.
UV protected Sunglasses. Originally $8 now only $6.
We have one Small and one Med, black, long sleeve shirt in stock.  Originally $30 but now $20 while the two shirt supply lasts.  Photo used is for the Navy shirts, which you can also order, but for $30.
And in with the NEW!

  
Time to dress up your refrigerator with our 1.5" magnets.  $2 each.
NEW tie-dye shirts for Youth ($25) and Adults ($30).  Be the first to wear these awesome shirts!
Lost or broke the pull tab on your sweatshirt or bag? What better way to fix it then with a red star zipper pull! Or just add one to accessorize. 1.25". And only $1.
San Francisco Mime Troupe | 415-285-1717 | info@sfmt.org | www.sfmt.org
855 Treat Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
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