Past, Present and Future Troupers
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Past, Present and Future Troupers  
Reviving after the post holiday haze, these are busy times for Mime Troupers. While former Troupers reunite in a brand new play (see below) , present Troupers are brainstorming ideas for this summer's show as our apprentice Troupers dubbed "Emerging Artists in Residence" are rehearsing projects of their own (also see below). Simultaneously, beginning  next week, our 16th Annual Youth Theater Project  just might turn some unwitting teens into the Troupers of the future.    

Though the economy remains challenging we are hoping to aid in the recovery effort by announcing two job opportunities! 


We are looking for an experienced grant writer who is excited by the challenge of seeking underwriting for a leftist theater company.  Must be a self starter and have a comprehensive knowledge of the Mime Troupe's history and work.  Read the full Grant Writer job description


We are looking for an experienced Scenic Artist to work with our design team to create the look of all painted surfaces and then paint them! We need a flexible person who is excited by the prospect of working on original plays and can bring their own vision/talent to the project. Read the full Scenic Artist job description. 


YTP Internships for

HS Students


Our extremely popular Youth Theater Project (YTP) begins it's 16th season next week! YTP, gives local teens the opportunity to voice to their concerns and  issues onstage. Coached in the Mime Troupe style of collaborative playmaking, they create original plays that will be performed April 14 and 15 at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. 


Under the guidance of experienced SFMT directors and designers, students learn stage production, acting, playwrighting, improvisation and earn a small stipend!


Learn more about YTP!

And keep an eye on our website's schedule page for performance details.

SFMT's Internship

This program provides exciting opportunities for college students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in several areas of theater production. 


 Assistant Tour Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Costume, Sound, Scenic/TECH, Administrative


An internship with the Mime Troupe offers unique insight into a collectively-run organization producing socially-conscious, issue-driven theater.


Application deadline is MARCH 16th, 2012 Learn more!   


Summer Workshop 

SFMT offers an eight to nine week workshop offered to 20 talented people from around the world.  The goal is to collaboratively create an original political one-act rooted in the Mime Troupe style of Popular Theater. The ensemble building curriculum will include Commedia dell'Arte, American Melodrama and Improvisation.  The culmination of the process will be a public performance.


Application deadline is MARCH 16th, 2012 Learn more

Winter Appeal - we still need your donation!
The People Are Too Big to Fail!
Please help the Troupe make: the Youth Theater Project, the Summer Workshop and all Internships possible by donating to our Winter Appeal.
The funding pie continues to shrink and the remaining slices are thinner and thinner. Notoriously frugal, we have finally hit that point of nothing left to cut.

In order to continue to serve you, our community, we are looking to you to commit to sustaining us as we continue to create a practical model that reflects "The New Economy" so that we can continue to offer our free shows and summer workshop.

 We are still seeking new sources of revenue, from big, non corporate sources. If you have any tips or are potential angel yourself, please contact us!

Troupe Vets Reunite in COUNTER ATTACK! 

Written by Joan Holden, directed by Sharon Lockwood, starring Joan Mankin. With Arthur Holden in supporting roles, Bruce Barthol on guitar & bass and Dan Chumley designing the set!
Stagebridge is honored to announce that they've commissioned an original play from Holden. Loosely based on Candacy Taylor's book Counter Culture, Holden deftly shatters stereotypes of aging workers, tapping into personal stories to deconstruct complex politics. Mankin brings years as a clown and juggler, Lockwood brings years of performing farce, and Holden brings a year's experience as an inept waitress to the story of 70-something Marlene's triumph over 20-something Courtney, who wants her job.  

February 3 - March 4 at Ashby Stage in Berkeley. 

Learn more and purchase tickets today! 

Emerging Artist in Residence (EAR) w/ SFMT  
Andrew Packard is one of our EARs this year.  Please support his current project entitled Box City which looks at the world of homelessness through the lens of Alice in Wonderland.

Feb. 28th and 29th at The Garage, 975 Howard Street, SF.

 In Peaceful Solidarity,


The SFMT Collective and Staff