SF Mime Troupe Winter Appeal 2018

Classic comic by Spain Rodriquez from our 50th anniversary.
November 2017 
Dear Fellow Citizen,

Firestorms, floods, hurricanes, cyber-attacks, nuclear threats, weekly mass killings: worse yet, the Tweeter-In-Chief turns every misfortune into an opportunity to blame others, to glorify his own deranged vision of himself and further divide a citizenry whose rifts are old, deep, and often mean. On Capitol Hill, the Democrats are paralyzed while the Republicans gleefully roll back every piece of progressive legislation of the last 90 years. Everything from the EPA to arts funding is on the chopping block. Hard won victories cannot be eliminated because of the spiteful whims of a few.

For six decades onstage the San Francisco Mime Troupe has championed the struggle for human rights for all by showing the intersection of human experience that makes us more same than different. Today bridging that gap is a serious challenge.

An even larger challenge is mobilizing the masses of disheartened and disengaged voters needed to reverse this dangerous trend before next fall's mid-terms. We're up for the task and our commitment for a more perfect union remains steadfast as evidenced in our work this year:
  • With targeted underwriting, we were able to bridge different communities creating a "Culture of Health." With SFMT's help, teens in Merced, inmates in Soledad, and undocumented workers, created short plays based on their personal experiences. By sharing their plays with each other, participants gained new perspectives that have already affected their individual futures.
  • We expanded the undocumented workers' stories into our summer show WALLS, which toured across the region, often accompanied by experts who led invigorating post-show talkbacks.
  • Similarly, in its 21st year, our Youth Theater Project's (YTP) two original plays focused on immigration and displacement. The scripts mirrored the current real threats to our youth and their families.
  • Committed to creating future artist/activists, we expanded into Bayview/Hunters Point, partnering with Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice and working with teens at 3rd Street Youth Center. Learning about their neighborhood's toxic history and the local activists who have long battled polluters, the youth wrote their play about the effects of environmental racism and performed it for their community.
In spite of our now eliminated NEA funds and
the growing trend to devalue arts funding,
Classic comic by Spain Rodriquez from our 40th anniversary.
we will continue to speak out loudly against the tyranny of bullies on and offstage. We are up for whatever hurdles lie ahead but the financial obstacles are the ones with which we need your increased help with your tax-deductible gift. In this non-election year please consider your donation a vote for free speech through art. Make SFMT your candidate this year and support our watchdog efforts to sound the alarm of the historic dangers of complicity through complacency.
In Solidarity,
The San Francisco Mime Troupe 

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