The Mime Troupe is honored to be nominated for 4 Theatre Bay Area awards for Freedomland!
Also, congratulations to collective members Rotimi Agbabiaka for his nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Featured Role in a play for The Amen Corner at AlterTheater Ensemble and Keiko Carreiro for her Costume Design nomination for The Braggart Soldier or Major Blowhard at Custom Made Theatre Co. And, congrats to former collective member Christian Cagigal for his nomination for Outstanding Production of a Solo
- Outstanding World Premiere Musical
- Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble of a Musical
- Outstanding Direction: Andrea Snow
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical: Lisa Hori-Garcia
Play for Obscura at Impact Theatre!
Peter Schumann and his critically acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater to Tour the West Coast!
For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater will tour the West Coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle, with a series of performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits and parades. In the Bay Area from October 7-13
, Bread and Puppet Theater will be performing its original play, FIRE, which catapulted the company to international acclaim 50 years ago.Visit Bread and Puppet's website to find out when you can see them right here in the Bay Area! Or view and print this handy flyer with all their Bay Area events!
Shows in the Troupe Studio this Fall
This month will be a reading of Michael Gene Sullivan's new play "fugitive/slave/act".
About the play: In 1850, to appease the slaveholding states, the United States Congress passed the "Fugitive Slave Law", which decreed that an escaped slave was no longer free by simply reaching a "Free State." Not only could their ex-Master now pursue escaped slaves anywhere in the Union, a "kidnapper" had the right, under this law, to forcibly deputize anyone, forcing them to help. To resist capture, or refuse help in capturing, were suddenly federal crimes. "fugitive/slave/act" is a historical drama based on a true story from the turbulent days before the Civil War. Told in the form of a greek tragedy, it follows the story of William Parker, the leader of a community of ex-slaves living free, Castner Hanway, his Mennonite neighbor, and Edward Gorsuch, the slaveowner pursuing his "property," and who could not accept a world where he was not a master. In 1851 they met in the town of Christiana, Pennsylvania.
Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 7.00p (Doors open 6.45p)
Where: Troupe Studio, 855Treat Ave (tricky street parking)
Come NOVEMBER you can see our Youth Theater Artists perform - see the next section for more info!
And in DECEMBER we hope to have Larry Bogad for a couple of special performances! Stay tuned for more info soon.
Our 2015 Fall Youth Project is under way!
Our YTP intensive theater workshop, where high school students spend 8 weeks building their acting and improvisation skills, is back! This Fall we're reviving a YTP play from the 1990s called Inside Out. With the guidance of the YTP teaching team, our students will mount a production of this brilliant play, tackling its still-relevant themes of bullying, homophobia, racism, and the school-to-prison pipeline with trademark mime troupe boldness and comedy. Don't miss their public performances on Nov 10 and 11.
Want to get involved? We could use some cooks or donated meals. Contact Lisa: email@example.com.
~ PERFORMANCE DATES 2015 ~
TUESDAY, NOV 10 at 7.00pm
WEDNESDAY, NOV 11 at 7.00pm
tricky street parking
FREE (donations welcome)
Doors Open 30mins before show time
|Stop Mass Incarceration Network|
Our activist friends at the Stop Mass Incarceration Network are organizing to send a delegation to #RiseUpOctober
in New York City, to protest the numerous Black and Brown lives lost to police brutality. The protest will take place from October 22-24
. Anyone who is interested in attending or learning how they can contribute can visit riseupoctober
, or call the Bay Area Chapter of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at 510-404-3628
Amazing performers who will be very missed
|AUDREY SMITH, 1955-2015|
|JOAN MANKIN, 1948-2015|
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