has performed with great theatre companies in Denver, San Francisco Bay Area, and Arizona. He is a former collective company member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and has worked with companies such as: Cal Shakes, Arizona Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, TeatroVision, Su Teatro, among others. Hugo is grateful to have had the opportunity to co-star on television shows such as Scandal, Chance, and most recently on Brooklyn Nine Nine. Hugo's first film experience was on the set of Silver City, by John Sayles, and he has since worked on several other films such as: El Camino, Lifeline, Cumpleañera, The Boatman, Cold-Pressed, among others.
Born at Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, California, Bruce was the original bass player with Country Joe and the Fish through to November 1968. After a European tour of the band Bruce stayed in England, eventually forming Formerly Fat Harry with Gary Peterson and fellow Berkeley native, and one time denizen of the Jabberwock, Phil Greenberg. Upon his return to the Bay Area, Barthol formed Energy Crisis with some ex-members of the Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band before becoming the musical director for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe in 1976, a position he kept until his retirement from the Troupe in 2009. While with SFMT Bruce created music and/or lyrics for the Troupe’s most critically-acclaimed shows, including 1985, SPAIN, RIPPED VAN WINKLE, SOCIAL WORK, 1600 TRANSYLVANIA AVENUE, MR. SMITH GOES TO OBSCURISTAN, and 2012 - THE MUSICAL. In 2004 to 2006, Barthol also joined ex-Country Joe and the Fish members Joe McDonald, David Bennett Cohen and Chicken Hirsh for a number of short tours of the United States and the UK. After Bruce retired from The Troupe in 2009 he also released his acclaimed solo album The Decline and Fall of Everything. He has also written for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and the Oberlin Dance Company. Barthol is currently playing bass with the Former Members who include Greg Douglass, Roy Blumenfeld and David Bennett Cohen in their line-up. He holds an MFA in Musical Theater from New York University.
A past collective member, she has directed several San Francisco Mime Troupe’s summer show “Treasure Island”, “Ripple Effect”, “2012 the Musical”, “Possibilidad or Death of a Worker” and “Too Big To Fail” all written by Michael Gene Sullivan. She has also directed Jose Rivera’s “School of the Americas”, Sandra Cisnero’s “The House On Mango Street”, Milcha Sanchez Scott’s Evening “Star/Doglady”, Eduardo Machado’s “The Cook”, Roy Conboy’s “Drive My Coche”, Octavio Solis’s “La Posada Magica”, and Jorge Gonzalez’s “Vieques” (West coast premiere) all at Teatro Vision in San Jose. Her other directing credits includes: Jeannie Barroga’s “Walls”, for Asian American Theater, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” for Women’s Will, “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit” for Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, “Fronteras Americanas” for TheaterFIRST, “Miriam’s Flowers” for Cal State University Sacramento. She has also directed for TheatreWorks in Palo Alto and Latina Theatre Lab at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
A professional actress, she has appeared in numerous plays on stages across the country, recently in Magic Theatre’s world premiere of Ricardo Perez Gonzalez’s “Don’t Eat The Mango”, Playground’s “Anna Considers Mars” and Ubuntu Theater’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Tony Kushner. She has appeared on television as well as on screen most recently in COCO.
ED HOLMES….so far
First 19 years…East Cleveland Ohio
Next 7 years…US Navy. Machinist mate (steam mechanic). 2 pig boats (submarines), one smoke (diesel), one steam (nuclear), and a bird farm (aircraft carrier).
Next 50 years…performer by way of Laney JC (mime), Cal State Hayward (BA Theater arts), Mills College (MA dance), Familia/Fratelli Bologna, Antenna Theater, Young Audiences of the Bay Area (history of clowns and mimes), SF Opera, Oakland Symphony,'The Right Stuff', 'Subhuman-true tales from beneath the sea', SF Mime Troupe ('86-2014), Theater RAB Freiburg Germany “Tip of the Iceberg” (writer/director), Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda History performances 'Island City Waterways' (writer/performer 2016-2020).
Physical theater instructor... CSUH, Mills College, ACT, SF Museum of Art, Dreamworks, Sony Animation, Pacific Data Image, SF Mime Troupe.
Extra miscellaneous…Saint Stupid’s day parade instigator ’79-2020 (First Church of the Last Laugh), Lazlo bean-Dip School of Jalopy Photography, Berkeley Side-Kick Institute, desert rat, feral musician, grandfather.
all reasonable offers considered.
(G/they/them/theirs) is a black queer theatermaker based in Oakland, CA. G was a 2017 summer workshopper with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and went on to work with Crowded Fire Theater, Bay Area Children's Theater, Killing My Lobster, New Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, and more. In these times of COVID-19, they have been spending their days cooking, hiking, and playing their xylophone to stay sane!
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.
is an ex-Collective Member and Mime Troupe regular, having played Jill Hawkins in 2019’s Treasure Island, and having appeared in Walls, 2012 the Musical, Too Big to Fail, and Red State over the years. With roots in the United Kingdom, she has performed in plays around the Bay Area, with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, SF Playhouse, Center Rep, and Symmetry Theatre among others.
Keiko Shimosato Carreiro
is a Collective and Board Member with the Tony award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe. Since 1987, she has been an Actor, Designer, Co- Writer and Director with the Company and has been in almost every summer show since joining. Carreiro has performed at theaters throughout the Bay Area, including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, A.C.T. , The Magic Theater, The Aurora Theater, Word for Word, and Center Rep. She was nominated for The Shellie Award for Outstanding Actress in the role of Grace in “The Sisters Matsumoto” at Center Rep. She is an award winning Costume Designer ,nominated for TBA Best Costumes, Bay Area Critics Circle award, and recipient of the 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award,(American College Theater Festival). Carreiro teaches with The San Francisco Opera Guilds’ “Book to Bravo”and “Voices for Social Justice” programs and enjoys raising up the next generation of artist/activists.
is a member of the Mime Troupe collective. He most recently originated the roles of Salima in House of Joy (California Shakespeare Theatre) and Cellphone in If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhf*cka (Playwrights Horizons, NYC) and has performed with Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Magic Theatre, and Theatreworks, among others.Rotimi has written the solo shows Homeless, Type/Caste (Theatre Bay Area award), and MANIFESTO, and co-wrote the musical, Seeing Red (with Joan Holden and Ira Marlowe) for the Mime Troupe. As a teacher, Rotimi helps students from pre-school through adulthood build their acting, movement, and play creation skills. When not on the stage or in the classroom, Rotimi can be found trying to get fluent in Spanish or playing with Bernini, his cat.