It's that time of year again. Picnics on the beach in gale force winds and fireworks that give multi-colored hues to the fog. Summertime in San Francisco. Of course for those of you away from the coast it's sunscreen central. But wherever you are we invite you to celebrate summer with us as we celebrate our 55th year! And we have got a lot going on! Beginning this Thursday the 26th, we will host the first of our series of Community Forums (see directly below). Come & join the conversation. In this mid-term election year it's a great way to flex your citizen muscles and get ready for our annual patriotic ritual of opening on July 4th in Dolores Park (despite the park re-construction, we'll be at Dolores & 19th). Come see us in our new show Ripple Effect as we exercise our rights of assembly and free speech.

 

Community Forum THIS Thursday June 26th & Our Summer Season Starts July 4th!


Panel Discussion on Housing in SF
7:30 on June 26th This Thursday!

We are hosting a Panel discussion revolving around the Ellis Act evictions and the housing crisis in San Francisco, featuring Chandra Redack, Benito Santiago, Erin McElroy, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, and Andy Blue.

As a long-time housing activist in San Francisco, Tommi Avicolli Mecca works with the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, a tenants rights organization that offers free counseling for San Francisco tenants in all types of housing, including rent-control, SROs, public housing and Section 8.

For the past six months, Xi'an Chandra Redack has been helping to organize her building of residence at 1049 Market Street against an impending eviction. She is particularly interested in LGBT people of color, women, youth and transgender issues.

Erin McElroy is the founder and director of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a data visualization, data analysis, and digital storytelling collective documenting the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents. Erin also organizes with Eviction Free San Francisco, a direct action mutual aid group that fights evictions with tenants facing displacement.

Benito Santiago, born and raised in SF, is a dancer, educator, musician, and activist currently facing eviction by Michael Harrison of Vanguard Properties. Benito is a disabled senior, and has been organizing with Eviction Free San Francisco to fight his eviction.

Andy Blue recently helped organize the Plaza 16 Coalition festival in the 16th/Mission Plaza as a celebration of the community and as a statement against reckless development that drives displacement -- in particular, a 10-story monstrosity of luxury housing proposed to tower over the plaza-- the biggest market-rate development in Mission District history.

What: Our FIRST Community Forum of the summer
Where: 855 Treat Ave, SF
street parking is hard to find, public transportation is encouraged
When: Thursday, June 26 @ 7.30p-9.30p 

Please RSVP so we can get a head count! 
415-285-1717 /  info@sfmt.org

Can't make it to the forums? No sweat! For our loyal fans who may not be local, you can watch our forums online here! Please be patient with us; it will take a few weeks to get videos of the forums up on our site...  

About The Show

The San Francisco Mime Troupe proudly presents our Summer 2014 production " Ripple Effect".

View a trailer for this year's summer show!
Here some song clips:
This Is Too Much
We're Almost There 
 
Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Certain workers welcomed like saviors, while other workers are discarded like trash. The War on the Poor. And San Francisco - the capital of the Revolution - becoming the center of corporate surveillance technology
 
Veteran of the Revolution Deborah Johnson thinks she knows. So does immigrant-turned-super patriot Sunny Nguyen. And so does Silicon Valley's newest star, small-town transplant Jeanine Adenauer. And each has reason to despise the other. So how do they end up together in a tour boat in the middle of San Francisco Bay? Each one has a story to tell; a broken dream that brought them to this moment, and a past that divides them from the others. But can the old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician find common ground ashore, or will they all sink under the waves?

Who - or what - is S.U.S.I.? And can anyone stop... The Octopus
The above is made possible largely by our your individual donations. If you haven't donated lately please contribute to our  summer appeal! We need all the support we can get!
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The Mime Troupe is coming to a park near you! 
2014 Touring Schedule

"Ripple Effect"

FREE park shows and ticketed venues

Grab a blanket, pack your picnic, and stock up on some SFMT gear! The Mime Troupe is coming to a park near you. 

 

JULY

  • 4th-5th - Opening Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 6th - Yerba Buena Gardens, 3rd and Mission Streets, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 10th - Mitchell Park - South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 7pm
  • 12th-13th - Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, 2 pm
  • 16th - Arena Theater, 214 Main Street, Point Arena, 8 pm - tix: www.arenatheater.org707.882.3272
  • 17th - Todd Grove Park, 600 Live Oak @ Walnut, Ukiah, 7pm
  • 19th - Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, 8 pm - tix:http://www.mateel.org/sfmimetroupe.html 707.923.3368
  • 23rd - Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley - Back Lawn, 7pm
  • 26th-27th - Live Oak Park, Shattuck & Berryman, Berkeley, 2pm  
  • 30th - Montclair Ball Field, 6300 Moraga Ave, Montclair, 7pm

AUGUST

  •  2nd-3rd - Southside Park, 6th and T Streets, Sacramento, 4pm
  • 6th-7th - Lakeside Park, Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland, 7pm
  • 9th-10th - San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz, 3pm
  • 16th - Glen Park, Bosworth & O'Shaughnessy, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 17th - Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union Streets, San Francisco, 2 pm
  • 21st - Mitchell Park - South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 7pm
  • 23rd-24th - Willard Park, Hillegass & Derby, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 28th - Mime Troupe Space, 855 Treat Ave, San Francisco, 7:00pm
  • 30th - Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, JFK Drive b/t McClaren Lodge and Conservatory, SF, 2pm
  • 31st - Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco, 2pm

SEPTEMBER

  • 1st - Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco, 2pm
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