SF Mime Troupe - Opening Weekend of Schooled in Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley
Happy 4th of July
Spend your holiday weekend with the Mime Troupe and see
Schooled 

If Cedar Rose is the park you like seeing the Troupe perform at, don't miss out this weekend!  That's right!  The Troupe is opening in Cedar Rose Park Park, Berkeley on July 2nd and 3rd. Then we will pick up with tradition and perform in Dolores Park on the 4th of July.

Song Clip: World Out There 0:37 
Velina Brown, Rotimi Agbabiaka 

Song Clip: Efficiency 0:38  
Lisa Hori-Garcia, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro

View the Trailer for Schooled.

  • 2nd-3rd- Opening Weekend! Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 4th- Opening Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores Streets, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 9th-10th - Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue & Berryman Street, Berkeley, 2pm
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Check out The Bulletin Board, our blog about all the behind-the-scenes updates on our summer show 'Schooled'! And if you want to find out more about the topic of the show, check out our resource page
Despite special workshop grants, institutional funding for actual performances continues to shrink. For nearly six decades (and through multiple elections) our free summer park season has remained our touchstone. During this election summer, you will be asked to give money to a variety of campaigns and candidates. Please also consider a generous tax-deductible donation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe in support of our efforts on and offstage. This summer, our goal is to school our fellow citizens on how not to get "schooled" and ultimately "Trumped." It's gonna take more than a village this time around. Join us and support us.
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Take A Master Class with the Mime Troupe!

This summer, current and past Mime Troupe performers will teach 5 Master Classes on topics ranging from commedia dell'arte to clowning to performing with masks. Whether you are a seasoned performer looking to add new tools to your repertoire or someone who is relatively new to performing, you will gain a lot from these fun opportunities to learn the elements of the Mime Troupe style. The classes will run July 18 - August 16 and walk-ins are welcome.


Please visit our website starting on July 6 for details about each Master Class.
Meanwhile back at the ranch - as rehearsals for  Schooled continue, we have been very busy with other projects simultaneously. We just completed 2/3 of the first phase of a foundation-funded project that brings SFMT into 3 varied communities in the Central and Salinas Valleys and charges us to move "Toward an inclusive culture of health through engagement, satirical theater and song". Using our collaborative play making process, two teaching teams, Velina Brown & Mario Gonzales and Ed Holmes & Bob Ernst have each completed the initial two-week-long workshops with students at Golden Valley HS in Merced and inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, respectively. Our third team, Wilma Bonet & Hugo E Carbajal will be working with Valley migrant workers - location yet TBD. So far, the participants have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to showcase their perspectives about both personal and societal health issues onstage. Ultimately the various plays will be performed both in their own communities and eventually become the basis of a script developed by SFMT. Stay tuned.

And: We're also in the final stage of creating a formal Strategic Plan. Following many professionally facilitated sessions the Collective, Board, and Staff have prioritized our goals and are developing strategies that will lead us to a long-term stability and sustainability that will allow us to continue the work we do now and the added projects we are looking forward to doing in the future.

And speaking of the future: The recent referendum in Great Britain serves as a reminder of how an uninformed and bigoted electorate can change the future of a country. For us stateside, it's a cautionary tale warning us of a similar result 4 months from now. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we exercise our citizen muscles to educate & activate those voters who can keep us from slipping into a similar fate.
The Mime Troupe congratulates Michael Gene Sullivan!
 
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary Theatre Bay Area recently honored Michael and 39 other "stellar theatre artists, supporters and champions that have changed the face of Bay Area theatre".
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