Dear Trouper,

Although it's been dry there was no drought of audience appreciation for Ripple Effect this summer. And now we say thanks to all of you for making this season a great success!

We saw many familiar faces and a whole bunch of new ones. Many of you saw the show multiple times and stopped to share your own housing horror stories or lament the corporate  hijacking of our "cool grey city of love". Even tourists told us of similar stresses in their cities and towns. We clearly hit a nerve. In fact the response  has ignited our hopes for a West Coast tour of Ripple Effect in Fall 2015! Stay tuned.

But first things first- we have a lot of other balls in the air too. Starting with a brand new compact Fall session of our Youth Theater Project (YTP) beginning in October.Then our annual Winter/Spring  YTP session begins in February 2015. In between, we are busy with other shows, long term planning meetings and a video edit that hopefully we'll be able to make available to those who didn't see the show. And of course we are already talking about next summer's topic. Right now the word "freedom" keeps popping up. That and the idea that everyone talks about their rights but do they really know them? You can exercise your freedom of speech by joining that discussion on our Facebook page.

Especially in an election season we can not indulge apathy.
Because after all ..."there's no such thing as not political!".

In This Issue
Veteran Troupers Bring Free Speech Movement to the stage!
Youth Theater Project Updates!
Adopt a Bill Reminder
More Trouper Activities
More Trouper Activities
 Veteran Troupers Bring Free Speech Movement to the stage! Opens this weekend!!
Berkeley, 1964: Cal students demand the right to free political speech on campus...and ignite a worldwide youth rebellion.

Written by longtime Troupe playwright and composers, Joan Holden, Bruce Barthol plus Daniel Savio. FSM features Troupers Ed Holmes and Lisa Hori-Garcia onstage, Lawton Lovely on Sound Design and Karen Runk backstage. This new play with music will have 6 performances only!

Sept 20 & 21 preview performances at Brava Theater Center -2781 24th St at York in San Francisco, 94110. tix $20.

Sept. 27 & 28 at the Thrust Stage at Berkeley Rep. - 2025 Addison St. Berkeley, 94704. tix $25. Join the creative team for a conversation following the 2pm show on Sept 28.

Saturdays: 8pm
Sundays: 2 pm & 7pm  reserve tix at
For more information call (510) 444-4755
Youth Theater Project Updates! New Fall Session! Not to early to apply for Winter/Spring 2015!





 We are excited to announce YTP's "Voices of the City" intensive 5-week workshop this fall. Thanks to the generous support of the Puffin Foundation, San Francisco high school students will be able to build their skills in stage acting, improvisation, and writing. They will dive deep into the issues that most affect them and will ultimately write and perform original character monologues around those topics. In addition to a great experience, students will be fed and awarded a small stipend.  


The workshop will run from Monday, October 20 - Monday, November 24.

And will meet every Monday & Wednesday from 4pm - 7pm at 855 Treat Ave, SF.

Students MUST BE available for both performance dates.

SATURDAY, NOV 22 at 7.00pm
Troupe Studio 855 Treat Ave, SF
tricky street parking
FREE (donations welcome)
Must RSVP:
Doors Open 30mins before show time


SoMarts 934 Brannan St, SF
Tickets info: TBD
Doors open, time: TBD

Applications are being accepted now. Space is limited!
Application deadline is MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Do not apply if you are not able to participate consistently during these times for the full duration of the program, or if you anticipate missing a significant amount of the program due to other obligations or activities.


For more information, contact:
Project Director,
Lisa Hori-Garcia
office: 415-285-1717

please visit:



If you are interested in donating any meals for our youth, please contact Meals should feed 20 people, and are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays (Oct 20-Nov 24) by 4 pm.    




 Get your application in early for our 2015 winter/spring session! 


The 19th Annual SFMT Youth Theater Project (YTP)!


The San Francisco Mime Troupe's Youth Theater Project is a 12 week, after-school theater internship for Bay Area teens that runs February - April 2015. Students will gain skills and knowledge in stage production, ensemble building, playmaking, improvisation, and acting. Plus they will earn a small stipend in the end. Do you know a teen 13-18 years old that would be perfect for this? Have them check out our website for more information and fill out an application  today!



We are also looking for YTP support staff.  
Youth Theater Project Positions are 5-20 hours per week
(Hours may vary week to week based on program schedule.)
Small stipends available. Positions last 4 to 6 months, depending on opportunity.
Opportunities available:
YTP Production Intern (November-April)
YTP Outreach Intern (November-February)
YTP Teaching Assistant (January-April)

The Troupe is looking for fun, creative, motivated, and reliable individuals who have an interest in working with high school age youth in a theater arts setting. Must have the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team, and with a range of people- as well as show sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Outgoing and friendly attitude
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Personal qualities of organization, reliability, flexibility, and curiosity
  • Interest and/or experience working with youth and/or theater arts education
  • Background in education is a plus!
  • Enthusiasm for encouraging young people to explore creativity and find their voice.

- Resume & Availability

- Cover letter detailing your interest in SFMT/YTP and stating the opportunity of interest 

Please email application info to:

Project Director,
Lisa Hori-Garcia (Enter on subject line: "YTP Opportunities")

Adopt a Bill Reminder
It ain't sexy, it don't sing and dance, but it's the cost of doing biz-ness, plain and simple. Times are tough for everyone, we know, but if you could kick in a few extra dollars by adopting a bill the Mime Troupe will be able to wrap up our Summer Season AND start focusing on next year's show!  
Adopt a Bill now

The SFMT Collective and Staff 

More Troupers 
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An evening with Velina Brown & Ira Marlowe

 Michael Gene Sullivan and Velina Brown join this star studded benefit for longtime Trouper Joan Mankin

 Velina Brown in Michael Gene Sullivan's play - Recipe

Michael Gene Sullivan as Prospero.

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