"Breakdown’s strength is in cutting through the anti-SF propaganda to blame The City’s woes on the real culprits: Reaganomics and a string of greedy mayors whose goal has never been to support the fertile city, but to attract outside interests who don’t care about it" - 48HILLS
Never silent, always revolutionary
"America's Foremost Theatre of Political Satire."
Sometimes it’s not all just happening in your mind.
Written by Michael Gene Sullivan & Marie Cartier
Directed by Michael Gene Sullivan
Music & Lyrics by Daniel Savio
Music Direction by Daniel Savio
Choreography by AeJay Mitchell
( Click here for the press page )
BREAKDOWN: A New Musical features a five-person cast that includes veteran SF Mime Troupe collective member: Andre Amarotico* (Mr. Steréos, Matt, Rupert, Demon); Jamella Cross* (Marcia Stone, A Business Woman, Heather); Alicia M. P. Nelson* (Saidia, Mrs. Noe Valleyy, Charlie); Jed Parsario* (Felix, Brad, Greg, Annette, Demon, An Actor);
Kina Kantor* (Yume, Operator); Taylor Gonzalez (FOX AD)
* The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
And the amazing SFMT Band featuring -
Breakfast (Keys, Strings, Winds, Additional Percussion)
Guinevere Q (Bass, Additional Percussion)
Jason Young (Drums, Percussion, Mandolin)
Opening weekend starts on July 1st & 2nd at Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley
and join us on July 4th at Dolores Park in the Mission in San Francisco!
Listen to the Tales of the Resistance Volume 1 & 2 Original Soundtrack Now!
The soundtrack includes 56 tracks in total of original music created by the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Such as the themes from ‘Jade, For Hire!’, ‘Novice Nurse Susie Terse!’, ‘Dimension 2020’, ‘Mysterious Mysteries!’, and ‘JAILBREAK!’. Also including instrumental versions of the open and closing credits, as well as solo instrument versions of ‘Land Of The Free?’ and alternative versions of jingles like ‘Day Drinking’.
Get ready to relive the amazing music of ‘Tales of the Resistance’ or experience it for the first time! And as always, the same as our shows in the park all of this content will be the same price, FREE!
Please enjoy the soundtrack and if you are able to make a donation to help us create more of this kind of wonderful art please donate!
STATEMENT ON VACCINATION
THE SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE STANDS FIRMLY IN SUPPORT OF GETTING VACCINATED TO COMBAT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THIS IS NOT BECAUSE WE ARE "SHEEPLE" OR "SHILLS FOR BIG PHARMA." WE CONTINUE TO HAVE A HEALTHY DISTRUST OF AUTHORITY. THE FACT REMAINS THAT WE ARE IN A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY, AND WE SUPPORT SCIENTIFICALLY-BACKED MEASURES TO SAVE LIVES, REDUCE THE STRESS ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS, AND GET BACK TO SEEING LIVE THEATRE. WE ARE ALL VACCINATED. YOU SHOULD BE TOO.
[AND YOUR MASK GOES OVER YOUR NOSE.]
The MimeCast is a series of biographical podcast interviews of current and veteran members of the Tony and OBIE award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe which focus on their personal stories before their time with SFMT, their development as artists, and their lives in general.
Hosted by SFMT member Michael Gene Sullivan
~ First ~
The San Francisco Mime Troupe acknowledges that, wherever we are performing, in every park or theatre, the Troupe is always performing on stolen land. Miwok, Washo, Pomo, Ohlone, Costanoan, Chumash, and so many more.
The Troupe also continues to stand in solidarity with those across the country protesting the brutal, violent, and systemic injustice inflicted upon Black Americans, the racist violence perpetrated upon Asian-Americans, and the xenophobic, hysterical oppression of our immigrant population.
To live without fear of death by the hands of police, to live without fear of death at the hands of domestic terrorists, to live without fear of economic oppression based on race - these are all things any American should be able to take for granted.
But the atrocities that are the root of those fears are baked into the foundations of this country.
We know that the United States was founded on stolen land, stolen labor, and that our institutions, the police specifically, were designed to maintain the inequality that benefits the owner class.
We encourage you, our audience, to always be part of the revolutionary solutions to support the serious goal of dismantling white and Capitalist supremacy.