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We regret to say we will be unable to offer our summer workshop in 2022!

Click here for the workshop application and process for applying!

All applications for early acceptance must be postmarked by Feb. 25, 2022.
All applications for regular acceptance must be postmarked by April 18, 2022.

Post a flyer on your drama callboard! Here are two flyers you can use - Flyer 1 and Flyer 2!

View the general Workshop/Performance schedule here!


“Back to Mime Troupe Roots”

Mask Making and Commedia
Free with Work Exchange!


Now, more than ever, we need art that speaks truth to power. So join the San Francisco Mime Troupe for an eight-week summer workshop on creating theater for social change by fusing current topics with ancient theatrical techniques.

In this eight week long intensive workshop students will learn about the different Commedia Character Masks and then make their own plaster face mold, clay mold and finally mask. They will learn the specific attributes and movement patterns for each Commedia Character. The workshop will culminate in a  public performance of “Knocked Up” an existing Mime Troupe Script which is a modern Commedia script.

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.



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.

Click Here for the printable Workshop Application!


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


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.


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.

If you have questions, please read the Summer Program FAQs and the About Us before contacting us.

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