Staff Members

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)

Michele Rudenko (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.

Junelle-Johannah Taguas (Tour Manager, Collective Member) is excited to be a part of this summer's production team. She started at the Mime Troupe as a tech intern and workshopper in 2008. Over the past five years Junelle has remained involved with the Troupe filling various positions: assistant stage manager, YTP stage manager, YCWP stage manager, and production assistant. 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 Francisco's PASJ department. Junelle has a B.A. in Drama from the University of Portland, OR. She is planning on applying to a dual Master's Degree program in ASL-English Interpreting and International Development in the near future.

Board Members


Matisse Enzer

Ed Holmes

Lisa Hori-Garcia

Tessa Koning-Martinez

Woof Kurtzman

Lawton Lovely

Joel Schecter

Keiko Shimosato Carreiro

Emeritus Board

The Mime Troupe would like to thank the following people for their years of service on the SFMT Board.

Velina Brown

Michael Carreiro

Earl Crabb

Jack Davis

Merle Goldstone

Joan Holden

Trina Johnson

Odette Lockwood-Stewart

Jay Moss

Becky O'Malley

Eduardo Robledo

Peter Snider

Schedule - Come See Us!

  • 18th Annual Youth Theater Project
    Troupe Studio
    Fri, Apr 24th @ 7:30 PM
    Sat, Apr 25th @ 3:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Street parking only, come early!
  • Summer Show Opening Weekend
    Dolores Park
    Sat, Jul 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Jul 5th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    18th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco map to18th St. & Dolores St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)


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