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FREE Troupe Studio Events
Other Shows Not-to-Miss that Troupers Are Working On
Youth Theater Applications Due Soon
Winter Appeal Update - Donation Match Challenge


Happy New Year everyone, and thank you for all your support in 2015!  Be sure to read to the bottom of this newsletter for a full update on our Winter Appeal status and a matching donation challenge!  Now that the holidays are over, we wanted to give you something to look forward to!  Be sure to check out one of our FREE monthly studio events. In our February email, we hope to share with you our March studio events with you, so stay tuned!
~At our Troupe Studio~ 
Words to Mend a World 
Cecile Pineda will visit the Mime Troupe to talk about what prompted her to write her recently published Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World. Her research led her to make surprising discoveries about what there is about our minds that is killing our planet, and how that relates to the militarism, hierarchy and patriarchy which govern our society. Q & A will follow, prompting a lively discussion; books will be available for purchase on a sliding scale. Read more about this event
Date:Saturday, Jan. 23
Where: Troupe Studio, 855 Treat Ave  (tricky street parking)
Tickets: FREE but you must reserve a seat! 
~At our Troupe Studio~ 
by L.M. Bogad

Inform yourself! Inform on your neighbor!

Follow Special Agent Christian White on a cheerfully creepy tour of declassified government surveillance documents. White probes the redacted (blacked-out) texts of the FBI's notorious Counterintelligence Programs, searching for the words erased in the name of the Freedom of Information Act.

Learn fun techniques for the infiltration of activist groups, how to earn benefits and a pension as an agent provocateur, and how to, in the words of J. Edgar Hoover, "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit or otherwise neutralize" your neighbors!  Read on!

Date: Feb 12th & 13th (reception after the show on the 13th)
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Troupe Studio, 855 Treat Ave (tricky street parking)
Tickets: FREE but you must reserve a seat!
~SF Mime Troupe Fundraiser~ 
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit 
May 20, 2016  
The SF International Arts Festival has invited Rotimi Agbabiaka to perform White Rabbit, Red Rabbit for one night only! After the performance join some Collective Troupe Members for a reception benefiting the Mime Troupe! The cost of the reception is included in your ticket price, so stick around after the show! Read on
Date: Friday, May 20
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: On-Sale March 1, 2016 for $35 at 
FMC Box Office: 415.345.7575
Information: 415.399.9554
The San Francisco Mime Troupe is currently working on a tour of our award-winning show, FREEDOMLAND through the Midwest and East Coast for the fall of 2016. If you or an organization or school you know of might be interested in bringing the SFMT to your area, please visit the FREEDOMLAND website, or contact for more information.

Learn more about our internships or summer workshop!
Winter Appeal Update!

Again, THANK YOU all who donated in 2015!  Our winter appeal received a much needed boost in the final days of 2015 and this is where we stand now:
  • Winter Appeal to date = $25,126
  • General Donations (same span) = $5,983
  • Monthly Recurring Donations (same span) = $1,155
  • Total to date = $32,264
For those playing along at home, we are now at 64.5% towards our $50,000 goal!

And here is some more exciting news
!  Former Trouper Bonnie Friedmann has just contacted us saying she will donate $300 if another donor will match her donation 100% by Jan 10th!!!  Please contact Karen today if you are willing to meet this match.  Read the red section below to learn how you can set up a matching donation challenge, like Bonnie!
Pledge to donate  
yearly or monthly: 
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Make a single Donation
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We also accept checks made out to SFMT / mailed to:
855 Treat Ave, SF, CA 94110

Contact Karen if you would like to make a donation of $300, $500, $1000 or more, but see your donation DOUBLE in size!  We can set up a 2016 donation challenge/match asking a fellow Troupe supporter to match your donation!

In This Issue
Youth Theater Project

YTP is an after-school program for Bay Area teens running from February 1 - May 3. Students learn stage production, acting, playmaking, improvisation and participants will receive an incentive based on their full participation!

Internship hours are:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
from 4.15pm-7.15pm.

The YTP culminates in a fully produced performance of original plays in late April/Early May under the guidance of experienced SFMT teachers, directors and designers.

Application deadline is JANUARY 22, 2015 @ 5.00pm

Stage Kiss

Michael Gene Sullivan
will be in the production of Sarah Ruhl's hit comedy
Stage Kiss
At S.F. Playhouse
 Now - Jan 9
The Colored Museum

Michael Gene Sullivan 
& Velina Brown, along with SFMT veteran Edris Copper-Anifowoshe and Bay Area luminary L. Peter Callender will be co-directing George C. Wolfe's modern classic The Colored Museum at the African-American Shakespeare Company.

February 13 - March 6
Buriel Clay Theatre 
762 Fulton St, SF

For tickets:
Brown Paper Tickets

Rotimi Agbabiaka
will be in the tribal-LOVE rock musical Hair with Bay Area Musicals.
 Feb 18 - March 12
At Victoria Theatre

For Tickets:
Bay Area Musicals

Deal with the Dragon

You may recall Kevin Rolston who played half of the leading couple in the SFMT's Making a Killing, portraying a gay soldier trying to tell the truth about profiteering during the Iraq war, and he played, among others, Sister JesusMaryJoseph in our tour of the show GodFellas.

Kevin will premiere his one-man play Deal with the Dragon. And Trouper Karen Runk will be stage managing this production. Read on.

March 25 - April 16
ACT's black box theater,
The Costume Shop

For Tickets:
Brown Paper Tickets
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Thanks for reading!  ~SF Mime Troupe Collective, Board & Staff

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