Never silent, always revolutionary
"America's Foremost Theatre of Political Satire."
~This SummeR ~
TALES OF THE RESISTANCE
Can the revolution be social distanced? With revolution in the streets while were all supposed to shelter in place, the economy on its heels while so many cannot work, with statues coming down, heroes wearing masks, and democracy crumbling, what is the Mime Troupe doing?
The San Francisco Mime Troupe presents Tales of the Resistance an original radio serial featuring 9 parts in four distinct genres that will run bi-weekly throughout the summer!
Four different story lines – told in the style of detective noir, adventure, horror, sci-fi – will culminate in a finale where all the narratives converge. Each episode is written and performed by Mime Troupe veterans and newcomers. The show will be in our signature style which includes – political comedy, biting satire, and catchy original music.
The series will air on local radio stations, including KALW, KMUD, KTDE, KZYX, and KSPF.
This Weeks Episode of Tales of the Resistance!
FEAR OF THE DARK!
"The Good Cop”
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Premiering August 1st
FEAR OF THE DARK
“The Good Cop.” MAGA hat wearing, right-wing immigrant Primo is tormented by his racist fears, and haunted by his hate when he’s as caught in a protest for justice turned riot.
Want to learn more about the topics discussed in Episode 3 of TALES OF THE RESISTANCE? Please join the Troupe, our community partners, and experts in the field in one of our facilitated post-listening discussions happening all summer long! Livestream with us on Saturday, August 8th @ 3-4pm
Premiering August 15th
“It Came From R&D!" Greg seemed to everyone like a mild mannered software developer. No one could predict that his invention could either save democracy, or lock the country into an endless cycle of tyranny and oppression..
Premiering August 29th
JADE, FOR HIRE!
The continuing story of "Jade, For Hire!" - Looking for work during a race and class war ain’t easy, But why was "Derrick" fired in the first place? And what is the secret of... Jamazon.com? Find out this week in... Jade for Hire!
Catch up on Episode 1: "The Mystery of the Missing Worker"
With the oppressors deck stacked against him can Jade find the worker who sees to have slipped through the crack?
Premiering September 12th
NOVICE NURSE: SUSIE TERSE!
The continuing story of "Nurse Susie" - Can she continue to fight off the bureaucracy while fending off the corrupt Capitalist Healthcare Conspiracy? Or will she be locked up as a Cop hating Commie forever?
Catch up on Episode 2: "The Price of Infection"
In a world of corrupt corporate connivers and Covid contagion can Nurse Susie save the day?
Featured performers will include Rotimi Agbabiaka, Andre Amarotico, Michael J. Asberry, Velina Brown, Ellen Callas, Lizzie Calogero, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Elizabeth Carter, Milo Carter-Daniels, Marie Cartier, Marissa Ellison, Bob Ernst, Gillian Eichenberger, Amos Glick, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Marilet Martinez, Brian Rivera, Michael Gene Sullivan, and many more!
The San Francisco Mime Troupe
is in solidarity with all the protestors across the country who are standing up for the rights of Black Americans, and fighting against the brutality of the violent systemic racism that has always been fundamental to America.
To live without fear of death by the hands of police, to live without fear of death at the hands of neo-Confederate 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 Black 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 supremacy.
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
Click here for list of MimeCasts!