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!
Meanwhile we are busy beginning a Strategic Planning process. This requires us to redefine our goals and establish a sustainable business plan that will support those goals into the future. A large part of this depends on gathering information from you
. Please fill out a survey
and answer with as much honest detail as possible. We need to hear from you.
Application deadlines are April 15, 2016!
"FREEDOMLAND" IS A HIT!
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."
berkeleydailyplant.com - 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!
At our Troupe Studio
Musicians Silas Lowe & Andy Lentz
SF Mime Troupe Fundraiser
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
May 20, 2016
||The SF International Arts Festival has invited Rotimi Agbabiaka to perform White Rabbit, Red Rabbit for one night only! After the performance join some Collective Troupe Members for a reception benefiting the Mime Troupe! The cost of the reception is included in your ticket price, so stick around after the show! Read on!
Date: Friday, May 20
Where: Fort Mason Center Chapel, 1100 Bay Street, SF (Upper Fort Mason)
Tickets: On-Sale March 1, 2016 for $35
FMC Box Office: 415.345.7575
City for Sale!!
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
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.