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The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens July 4 in Dolores Park with its 54th season premiering "Oil & Water"
|After a successful grassroots fundraising effort, SFMT fans rallied to underwrite the SFMT's 54th season. This summer SFMT is doing something different. Within a larger musical/comedic frame, OIL & WATER is actually two shorter plays - CRUDE INTENTIONS and DEAL WITH THE DEVIL - each stylistically unique but topically linked and musically interwoven. The plays challenge the dangerous energy practices of both corporations and the rest of us.
CRUDE INTENTIONS and DEAL WITH THE DEVIL - both written by Pat Moran and Adolfo Mejia. Music & lyrics for both shows are by Pat Moran. The shows are directed by SFMT alumnus Joan Mankin, with Lisa Hori-Garcia as assistant director. Both one act original musicals feature two Mime Troupe stalwarts stalwarts Velina Brown and Lisa Hori-Garcia. They are joined by returning Rotimi Agbabiaka and first-time trouper Hugo E Carbajal.
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It is clear from sentiments we've received that the Mime Troupe holds a special place in the affections and legacy of the progressive Bay Area. If you share these feelings please donate now
and support the SFMT by bringing it to the broadest possible audience. And come see us in the parks!!
We will be hosting several community forum events over the next few months in our studio space in SF. The purpose of these forums is to have an open discussion on environmental issues with people from around the bay area. We will be having environmental activist guest speakers share their expertise for about 20-30 minutes, followed by a conversation.
Mark your calenders, the planned remaining dates for the forums are
& August 22nd
and will be held from 7-9 PM in our studio, with the guest speaker starting at 7:30.
Cecile Pineda, author of "Devil's Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step", will be talking to the SF Mime Troupe and their friends on June 27 about the nuclear industry, and about how the energy and the weaponry aspects are inextricably linked. At the same time, she will be addressing the harms to the enviroment that the industry presents in terms of soil, water, and air contamination through leakage in nuclear waste sites; and permanent contamination to soils of countries where DU has been used by The US and its NATIO surrogates. Read her Blog, follow her on Twitter or LIKE her on Facebook.
: Our third Community Forum - Cecile Pineda
: 855 Treat Ave, SF (street parking is hard to find, public transportation is encouraged)
: Thursday, June 27th @ 7.00p-9.00p
Please RSVP to Lars
so we can get a head count!
415-285-1717 / email@example.com
Long-time Mime Troupe member Michael Gene Sullivan
will be celebrating the publication of his stage adaptation of George Orwell's "1984"
with a reading July 8th, at the Z Space Below in San Francisco, before he goes to Barcelona this summer to work on the Catalan translation of the play! Click here
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We just created a new page for our upcoming Summer 2013 Show: Oil & Water
This page is dedicated to issues related directly to natural resources and the earth's environment. Stop by and be part of the discussion
as we develop ideas for our next show!
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.