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.

Hugo Carbajal

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.

Lizzie Calogero

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.

Rotimi Agbabiaka

 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. 

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