Come work with the San Francisco Mime Troupe during the 18th Annual Youth Theater Project. The YTP is an after-school program for Bay Area teens running from February through April. In this internship students will be producing the Youth Theater Project 2014, learning stage production, acting, playmaking, improvisation and earn a small stipend!
Internship hours are:
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 4pm-7pm.
YTP culminates in a fully produced performance of original plays in April under the guidance of experienced SFMT directors and designers.
Applications are being accepted now. Spots in are filling-up fast!
Learn more about YTP!
Application deadline is JANUARY 23th, 2014
Also see Youth Theater Education opportunities for adults.
This year the Mime Troupe got a big wake-up call. Although decreased non-corporate arts funding was not news, a perfect storm of disappeared grants and increased fees left us unable to fund our summer show. We turned to you and you responded with a force of generosity that literally propelled us into the parks. We now ask that you continue to show your support by donating now
, to our winter appeal.
Art vs. Nature-Showdown on Treat
So here at 855 Treat we are facing a dilema. On the front of our building is a mural by local artist Juana Alicia. When completed in 1986 the view of the mural was unobstructed, since that time a couple of small trees have grown into 2 mighty dense trees. The city mandates no tree removal and no significant tree topping. Classic municipal Catch-22. So what's an eco-minded group of artists to do? Find an experienced, licensed arborist who can thin and reduce the trees without compromising their health. If you know a licensed arborist who would like to donate their tax-deductible services, please contact Karen
. We will provide the manpower and transportation to haul off the trimmed branches.
will be performing in Tristan & Yseult
coming to Berkeley Repertory Theater
Michael Gene Sullivan no sooner returns from Barcelona with Catalan and Spanish translations of his adaptation of George Orwell's "1984" and he's packing his bags again to return in December. The show opens on December 13th (his birthday!) at Almeria Teatre in Barcelona, and will be published in Catalan before the end of the year, and workshopped and published in Spanish early next year.
Click here for information.
Aside from auditioning for everything that's out there, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro
is working on a grant to study "Otome Bunraku" or womens' bunraku in Japan. She seeks to use this skill in a solo piece that she has been working on. Keiko will be teaching musical theater at Paul Revere Middle School in SF this coming spring. They will be presenting, Little Shop of Horrors. Most importantly, she is enjoying her family and watching her son Julian grow up impossibly fast.
Saul Landau, 1936-2013
Film maker, author, political organizer, member of IPS in Washington D.C., friend of the Cuban Revolution plus any other eruption in South America, was also a member/participant, playwright and event producer in the early radical days of the SF Mime Troupe. Landau died September 2013 at 77 after a bout with cancer. He and his then wife Nina Serrano as of 1962-3 were essential in establishing the SFMT as a radical (New Left) theatre force. View a Chronology by R.G. Davis that fills in the Landau's pre - San Francisco days, the specific works done at the Mime Troupe, and just the beginning of his lift off to greater heights.
Read articles on Saul in the New York Times and Democrazy Now.
Deadline for Summer Internships and Workshop is April 15th!
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.