Keith Arcuragi (Community Engagement Coordinator) hails from Camden, Ohio. He has interned as a sound assistant and understudy flutist with the Mime Troupe in 2014 Ripple Effect and interned as a sound assistant, dramaturg, and community engagement coordinator in 2015 Freedomland. He has Bachelor's Degrees in Theatre and Political Science from Miami University (in Ohio), and a Master's Degree in Theatre Studies, also from Miami University (in Ohio). He does a little bit of a lot of things in the theatre: He has previously been a sound designer, stage manager, run crew member, board operator, and/or actor for Pollen Productions (a company that operates in Southwest Ohio and England) on Proof, The Normal Heart, and 12th Nite... Whatever; The African American Shakespeare Company's Cinderella; Golden Thread Productions' 2015 ReOrient Festival, and Z Space's A House Tour. He has done a small bit of voice-over work, and enjoys recording the answering machine message for people, so feel free to ask him to record your voicemail message when you see him in the parks!
Ellen Callas, (General Manager, Collective Member) in 1976 co-founded Hit and Run Theater, a political sketch comedy troupe that toured rural northern California for many years. Since joining the Mime Troupe in 1986, she has worked as a writer, actor, director, teacher, production, company & stage manager and project director/teacher for the company's ongoing Youth Theater Project. Ellen also continues her long career as an improvisational theater performer.
Season Korchin, (Development Consultant) a long-time Bay Area resident, Season developed her love of political and improvisational theater during the summers, going to Mime Troupe performances and spending eighteen years at Camp Winnarainbow. As a development professional with degrees from Harvard and Yale, Season has helped raise millions of dollars for a wide variety of local social services and educational organizations and is excited about helping more individuals and institutions invest in the Mime Troupe's entertaining, provocative and important work!
Addan Gonzalez (IT)
Lawrence Hellman (Publicist)
Morris Older (Bookkeeper)
Karen Runk (Production Stage Manager, Web Programmer) moved to SF with the intention of only staying for a few months. Nearly two decades later she's still here! This is largely due to the talented folks at the Troupe. Runk first experienced the Troupe by stage managing two '97 youth projects, Revenger Rat Meets the Merchant of Death and Inside Out. After which she ran screaming into the arms of the Magic Theatre and there she stayed, contently for two years. The Troupe then wooed her back for their '99 Summer Production City For Sale. Still under the Troupe's wooing spell she's stage managed a plethora of their summer shows and has only managed to escape, successfully, one full summer back in '02 when she worked with SFShakes.
Annie Simmons is thrilled to be on the teaching team for the San Francisco Mime Troupe's Youth Theater Project, a program that she wishes she could have attended in high school. Starting out with the Mime Troupe as a summer intern and work shopper, Annie heard about YTP and immediately knew this was where she belonged. Truly believing that collaborative theater serves as a model for righteous social systems and democracy, she aims to inspire her students to embody their beliefs, pursue their passions, and to create the type of world they want to live in. With a BA in Social Justice and Performing Arts, a lifelong dedication to childcare, theater, and music, Annie is about to begin her third year teaching with the Mime Troupe. She is forever grateful for the entire Mime Troupe Family, especially her students, for continuing to inspire and challenge her.
Junelle-Johannah Taguas (Tour Manager, Collective Member) became a Collective Member in 2013. She started at the Mime Troupe as a tech intern and summer workshopper in 2008 and remained involved with the Troupe filling various positions: Assistant Stage Manager, Production Assistant, YTP Stage Manager, and YCWP Stage Manager. Junelle is an Equity Membership Candidate Stage Manager. Companies she has stage managed for include: Central Works, Golden Thread Productions, Transient Theater, Symmetry Theatre, RasaNova Theater, OutLook Theater Project, Climate Theater, and the University of San Franciscos PASJ department. She has a B.A. in Drama from the University of Portland, OR. Aside from theatre, Junelle is a NIC Pre-Certified ASL-English Interpreter. She is graduating from 2-year Interpreter Preparation Program at Ohlone College this spring.
Velina Brown (President)
Matisse Enzer (Secretary, not on board)
Mike O'Malley (Treasurer, not on board)
Keiko Shimosato Carreiro