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Drumming Workshops

In preparation for the upcoming season of marches and protests against the incoming Administration the Mime Troupe will be hosting drumming classes on March 27th and April 9th. Nothing lifts the spirits of tens of thousands of protestors like precision drumming - except, of course, the overthrow of tyranny and the establishment of justice!

Beginners and experts welcome!
Drums of all shapes and sizes welcome!

When: March 27@ 7.30p-9.30p
When April 9 @ 6p-9p
Where: Troupe Studio, 855 Treat Ave, SF
Price: FREE (Donations always welcome)
Note: We will email all RSVPs a few days before each workshop with any needed info.

Summer Internships

Summer Workshop

Application deadlines for Internships and Summer Workshop:
Regular acceptance appications - received/postmarked by April 14, 2017



Come work with the San Francisco Mime Troupe during the 21st Annual Youth Theater Project. YTP is an after-school program for Bay Area teens running from February through early April. In this internship students will be learning stage production, acting, playmaking, improvisation and participants will receive an incentive based on their full participation! !


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Internship hours are:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 4.15pm-7.15pm.

YTP culminates in a performance of original plays created by YOU, the participants!

Applications are being accepted now. Spots are filling-up fast!
Application / Rolling admissions!

Learn more about YTP!
Also see Youth Theater Education opportunities for adults.

Winter Appeal

This critical moment in history is calling on us to be hyper-vigilant, to find new ways to collaborate and resist and to reach new audiences. But we literally cannot do it without you. With a Republican Congress, grant cuts are inevitable, which only increases competition between our fellow non-profits for both foundation and individual donation dollars. Without a Hamilton-sized box office, we continue to look to you, our partners in revolution, to give what you can to keep SFMT out-front and outspoken. Now more than ever, we need your financial support to keep our voices heard.Read more and donate!

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Troupe News

What Are Troupers Up To Now

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!

The San Francisco Mime Troupe is currently looking for presenters for a Fall, 2017 tour of FREEDOMLAND

FREEDOMLAND, is a tragic musical farce about the militarization of the police, the continuing War on Drugs, the institutionalized racism of our judicial system, and how these three converge on, and are besieging, Black men in America.

Our plan is to bring the show to Southern California, the Midwest, and East Coast, to spark not only conversations of the issue, but also inspire and encourage activists fighting for justice. If you are interested in helping bring this show to your community please contact us at

For more info about FREEDOMLAND in general click here!
Poster Design: Lawton Lovely

"...hilarious, while also serving as a sobering depiction of how entire segments of the population can be automatically seen as a threat because of the color of their skin..."
Marin IJ - 7/8/15

"Once again, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has produced an action-initiating play that deserves to be seen far and wide..."
Talkin' Broadway - July 2015

"The laughs, served in a steady flow, are justly earned and make it almost too easily bearable to consider the tragic situation on display." - 7/8/15

"Bravura performance." "Brilliant." "Freedomland... stands out as one of the most thoughtful and sobering (of the Troupe's productions)." - 7/19/15

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!

  • Drumming Workshop
    Troupe Studio
    Sun, Apr 9th @ 6:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE, ends at 9:00 PM
  • 21st Annual Youth Theater Project
    Troupe Studio
    Fri, Apr 7th @ 7:00 PM
    Sat, Apr 8th @ 2:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Street parking only, come early!

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