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All applications for early acceptance must be postmarked by Feb. 21, 2019.
All applications for regular acceptance must be postmarked by April 10, 2019.
Creating Theater for Social Change
Free with Work Exchange
Now, more than ever, we need art that speaks truth to power. So join the San Francisco Mime Troupe for a seven-week summer workshop on creating theater for social change. The Summer Workshop brings together talented students from around the world to take masterclasses from past and present Troupers in a program that culminates in the performance of scenes and excerpts from past and present Mime Troupe plays. The curriculum, which includes Commedia dell'Arte, American Melodrama traditions, singing, improvisation, mask, and ensemble-building, teaches students how to produce political, physical theater in the Mime-Troupe style.
We want committed, radical theater makers to spend the summer with us, not only learning our acting and writing style, but working with us in the trenches, setting up and striking our stage on the show days and postering and flyering in advance of shows.
APPLICATION AND FEES
Please complete the workshop application, print it out and attach a resume, a head shot ( it can be a simple snapshot or selfie ), and we suggest you do but it is not required but attach a letter of recommendation. You will also need to make a $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of applying for the workshop - you can put this in the packet you mail to us with your application and other files - or pay by paypal below.
We will have a new online application soon.
Upon acceptance into the Summer Workshop participants will be required to immediately pay a non-refundable $60 materials fee to cover workshop expenses AND a deposit of $100 which will be returned upon completion of the workshop. Apart from these fees the rest of the workshop is free of charge. No additional money changes hands. Instead we have set up a work exchange program.
Please mail all application materials to:
SF Mime Troupe
Attn: Workshop Coordinator
855 Treat Ave.
SF, CA 94110
Thank you for your interest in our workshop!
If you have any questions after reading this and our FAQ pages contact:
Ellen Callas at firstname.lastname@example.org
For every hour of class, there's an hour in the trenches. Therefore, participating in the workshop is a sixteen-hour-per-week commitment and some of that time is bound to occur on weekends. If anyone fails to keep up their end of the bargain they will lose their deposit and be asked to leave the workshop.
OPT OUT OF WORK EXCHANGE
Participants may now opt out of the full work exchange and pay $950 for the workshop classes! This is a great option for people who have full time jobs and demanding work schedules. Paying participants will still be required to work at least one full park day approximately 8 hours long. A nonrefundable down payment of $100 will be due upon acceptance into the program and the remaining, nonrefundable, $850 will be due one week prior to the start of the workshop.