It's official- the San Francisco Mime Troupe will be back in the parks this summer! Who made it happen? You did! We told you about The Cost of Free. You stepped up. You covered it. And you covered it in a big way! Your response was immediate and overwhelmingly generous. Donations- big and small. Messages -rousing and moving. In a month- $42,000 - which makes possible at least a full month of performances beginning July 4th!!! Awesome! And so we say-
Now it's our turn. Invigorated by your enthusiasm and committed to honor your investment, we're hard at work on Oil & Water, our summer shows. That's right--shows. This summer we're doing something different. Within a larger musical/comedic frame, Oil & Water is actually two shorter plays each stylistically unique but topically linked and musically interwoven. Back to our theatrical grassroots of exaggerated genre and outsized characters, the plays will challenge the dangerous energy practices of both corporations and the rest of us. We'll challenge ourselves by occupying a smaller carbon footprint with our production.
Many surprises are in store. In partnership with environmental activists we'll host lectures and discussions, at shows, in our studio (see below) and on our Oil & Water FaceBook page, along with informational tables at each of our park shows. We might even have some special get-togethers for key supporters like you.
And we're working on adding more weeks to the schedule if donations continue and we can afford to do so. We'll keep you posted.
It's going to be a great summer, thanks to you.
In Triumphant Solidarity,
Velina Brown, Ellen Callas, Michael Carreiro, Ed Holmes, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Lawton Lovely, Pat Moran, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Sullivan, Wan-Yin Tang, Victor Toman.
Earl Crabb, Ron Davis, Merle Goldstone, Joan Holden, Ed Holmes, Becky O'Malley, Eduardo Robledo, Joel Schecter, Peter Snider.
If you haven't donated yet here's the link to where you can donate.