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Summer Workshop

Application deadline for the Summer Workshop extended till May 20th! Internship applications still being accepted for some internships!



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YTP 20 Years The San Francisco Mime Troupe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Youth Theater Project with a Youth Arts Festival from April 30 to May 1. The Festival will celebrate the rich history of YTP by transforming the Mime Troupe Studio into a gallery space and partnering with local arts organization to showcase the work of local youth artists in the visual and performing arts. The Festival will also include:
  • Performances created by the current YTP Teen Artists
  • 20th Anniversary Gala Reunion
  • A Youth Arts Celebration
More info!

Winter Appeal!

This year we purchased an improved sound system which made it possible for the actors to be heard and understood. Perhaps as a result, we saw a boost in hat donations at shows. But unfortunately, we raised much less in our critically important summer appeal. We need to raise $50,000 during our winter appeal. Please donate as generously as you can and keep us moving forward with our plans to stay busy performing, teaching, touring and working for a just future for all. Read on and donate!


Freedomland was voted winner of "Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble of a Musical" and nominated for three other awards: "Outstanding World Premiere Musical", "Outstanding Direction", & "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical" by Theatre Bay Area awards!
The Midwest tour of the SFMT's hit show Freedomland is coming together! We've got interest in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, and Madison - but we're still looking for folks to help get this show on the road. So if you have friends or connections in any of cities - or cities in the area - put them in touch with us!

"Bravura performance." "Brilliant." "Freedomland stands out as one of the most thoughtful and sobering (of the Troupe's productions.) It is fraught with emotion and analysis. Call it, for want of a better phrase, a "musical tragedy," fueled with a polemicist's intensity, a Shakespearean reach, and a doo-wop dollop of tuneful songs. Freedomland rises to an important new level of radical criticism." - 7/19/15
Poster Design: Lawton Lovely

If you are interested in bringing FREEDOMLAND to your area in the Fall of 2016 please click here! Or contact Michael Gene Sullivan:

Learn more about FREEDOMLAND!

SF Mime Troupe Fundraiser
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
May 20, 2016

SFIAF logo 2016 Rotimi Agbabiaka The SF International Arts Festival has invited Rotimi Agbabiaka to perform White Rabbit, Red Rabbit for one night only! Before the performance join some Collective Troupe Members for a reception benefiting the Mime Troupe! The cost of the reception is included in the $35 VIP ticket price! Read on!

We encourage Troupe supporters to purchase the $35 tickets but a portion of ALL ticket sales will go towards the Troupe! Early bird $12 ticket on sale this month only.

Date: Friday, May 20
Recpetion Time: 7.00pm-7.40pm for those purchasing the $35 VIP tickets
Show Time: 8.00pm
Where: Fort Mason Center Chapel, 1100 Bay Street, SF (Upper Fort Mason)
Tickets: On-Sale now for $15 & $35 at
FMC Box Office: 415.345.7575
Information: 415.399.9554

Other Shows to See

Have you ever wondered where else past and present Mime Troupe Company Members work and perform? Wonder no more! We will keep you posted on Trouper's current shows and other shows we feel are worth seeing!

Other Shows to set Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives 80th Annual Celebration
     - Velina Brown
Sojourners & runboyrun -
      Rotimi Agbabiaka
California Shakespeare Theatre -
      Tristan Cunningham
Sammy Peters: Then & Now -
      Sammy Peters
The Walking Dead & Nat Turner -
      Colman Domingo
1984 - Michael Gene Sullivan
The King and I - Brian Rivera

City for Sale!!

Palace of Fine Arts

Seems like our local government is willing to auction off yet another San Francisco treasure, the Palace of Fine Arts to the highest bidder. Regardless of the impact on our city's artists who've already suffered the loss of performance and rehearsal space, this is another attack on the cultural legacy of our city and if unchecked will become another casualty in the battle for the soul of San Francisco. Act before it's too late!
News Letter

The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life, and at the same time see their causes. We travel the country and the world with our message of solidarity, comedy, and the plight of the worker in our increasingly corporatized democracy, and have done shows about most of the burning issues of our time - normally debunking the official story. And because we want our shows about the issues of the day to be seen by the people who are most effected by those issues- working class families who can't always afford to the ticket prices at the other Tony award winning theaters - we perform most of our shows free in public parks, for tens of thousands of our fellow citizens every summer.

Schedule - Come See Us!

  • 20th Annual Youth Theater Project
    Troupe Studio
    Sat, Apr 30th @ 2:00 PM
    Sun, May 1st @ 2:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Must reserve tickets through www.brownpapertickets
  • Young California Writers' Project
    Troupe Studio
    Wed, May 4th @ 6:30 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)


Mime Troupe Boutique

Unisex Tiedye
New: Blue Tie Dye Tee
Each shirt hand dyed!
Adults - $30, Kids - $25


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Tax ID#: 94-1602975

VACF Logo It's Tax time April 10 and Dec 10. SFMT is a grateful grantee of the Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund. We ask all SF PROPERTY OWNERS to regularly check the VACF box on their tax bills and give a donation to help their local San Francisco Arts organizations maintain a home in this increasingly expensive city.

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