San Francisco Mime Troupe
July News from the Mime Troupe!

Next week in celebration of our 237th Independence Day, post offices and banks will close, mattress sales will boom and fireworks will brighten the night sky. And we'll be in Dolores Park opening our 54th season which would not be happening without you. Your financial and emotional support made Oil and Water jump from the page to the stage.


As we prepare to send a collective shout out for our planet there are 4 ways you can help:


First, join in one of our Community Forums and learn from those who are on the frontline of this issue.

Second, join us to meet Troupe members at a fundraising reception and art sale on 7/27 after the Berkeley Live Oak show hosted by loyal Troupe supporter Kate Harrison.  

Third, wear your Mime Troupe t-shirt on July 4th & 5th and become a walking billboard for your favorite political theater group.

And last but certainly not least, join us in the parks as we declare our independence from fossil fuel and the evil that it fuels because, clearly, Greed and Earth go together like Oil & Water.


But wait, there's more! Be sure read the end of this newsletter to learn what


Four upcoming ways to get involved with Oil & Water!
ONE: Cecile Pineda 
author of: Devil's Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step
7-9p on June 27th (this Thursday!)

Cecile Pineda, author of Devil's Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step, will be speaking to the SF Mime Troupe and their friends on June 27 about the nuclear industry and about how the energy and the weaponry aspects are inextricably linked. At the same time, she will be addressing the harms to the environment that the industry presents in terms of soil, water, and air contamination through leakage in  nuclear waste sites, as well as, permanent contamination to soils of countries where DU has been used by The US and its NATO surrogates. Read Pineda's blog to learn more. Follow Pineda on Twitter or LIKE her on Facebook.

What: Our third Community Forum 
Where: 855 Treat Ave, SF street parking is hard to find, public transportation is encouraged
: Thursday, June 27 @ 7.00p-9.00p 

RSVP to  / 415-285-1717

Can't make it to the forums? No sweat! For our loyal fans who may not be local, you can watch our forums online here!  

Join Us for a Post Live Oak Park Reception
and Art Sale Benefiting 
the Troupe on
Saturday July 27th


Come meet Mime Troupe Members after their Live Oak performance of  

Oil & Water!



Lincoln Street near Live Oak, Berkeley ~ just park for the show and head on over
$25-$100 donation to the Troupe ~  

We'll have wine and snacks, a small silent auction, and a selection of works from local artists for sale with half of all art sale proceeds going to the Troupe! 
Doors open 3:30 pm


RSVP to for more info, including address 


100% of entry donations go to the Mime Troupe. Proceeds from art sales will be split between the Troupe and local artists.

Have a service or item you would like to donate for the silent auction? Contact Season Korchin.

A BIG "Thank You" to Mime Troupe supporter Kate Harrison for hosting this event!



Help us promote the opening of Oil & Water by wearing your favorite Mime Troupe T-shirt on July 4th and 5th. It would be great if you could wear our shirt to the show, BUT if you can't make opening day, please, wear our red star on the 5th. That way, you can help talk up the troupe to potential new fans! What, need a new shirt?  Order now!

See The Show!

The San Francisco Mime Troupe proudly presents our Summer 2013 production "Oil & Water." This year we are bringing you a program of two short plays linked by their focus on fossil fuels, natural resources, and climate change. 

View a trailer for this year's summer show!
Get a sneak peak of TWO brand new songs
just click on the show titles below!

Part 1: "Deal with the Devil" is set in the not too distant future and begins with the discovery of a dead body in the White House. Following decades of disastrous environmental decisions and a commitment to maintaining the status quo, the USA has fallen upon hard times. All appears lost until an unexpected solution presents itself- but is it worth the risk? Deal with the Devil draws upon elements of Film Noir and 1970s cop shows while asking the question "What will it take to break the cycle?" 

Part 2: "Crude Intentions" takes place in modern day San Francisco. Tomasa and Gracie run a small restaurant in the city and are just starting to make ends meet when a visitor from Tomasa's past attempts to collect on an unfulfilled obligation. Tomasa's secret former life is revealed to Gracie, and the two are faced with a life altering dilemma. "Crude Intentions" is inspired by the ongoing legal struggles between Chevron and the plaintiffs who were awarded a $19 billion settlement for environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 
The above is made possible largely by our your individual donations.  
If you haven't donated lately please contribute to our summer appeal!  
We need all the support we can get!
Oil & Water 
Opens July 4th in Dolores Park!  
Grab a blanket, pack your picnic,
 and stock up on some SFMT gear! The Mime Troupe is coming to a park near you.


4th - Dolores Park, 18th St & Mission Ave, San Francisco, 2pm

6th - Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, JFK Dr & Peacock Meadow, SF, 2pm

7th - Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union, San Francisco, 2pm

9th - Mitchell Park South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 7pm

11th - Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, 7pm

13th-14th - Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose St, Berkeley, 2pm

17th - Arena Theater, 214 Main St, Point Arena, 8pm

18th - Todd Grove Park, Live Oak Ave & Clubhouse Dr, Ukiah, 7pm

20th - Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Ln, Redway, 8pm

24th - Mill Valley Community Center Back Lawn, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 7pm

25th - Montclair Ball Field, Montclair, 7pm

27th-28th - Live Oak Park, Shattuck & Berryman St, Berkeley, 2pm

31st - Lakeside Park, Bellevue Ave & Perkins St, Oakland, 7pm


1st - Lakeside Park, Bellevue Ave & Perkins St, Oakland, 7pm

3rd - Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park, Hillegas & Derby St, Berkeley, 2pm*ASL Interpreter On-site 
4th - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St & 3rd, San Francisco, 2pm

7th - Troupe Studio Space, 855 Treat Ave, San Francisco, 2pm

10th - Community Park, East 14th & F St, Davis, 7pm

11th - Southside Park Bandshell, 6th & T St, Sacramento, 4pm

17th-18th San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave & Ocean St, Santa Cruz, 3pm



4th - Dolores Park, 18th St & Mission Ave, San Francisco, 2pm


OtherOther Trouper Activity
Long-time Mime Troupe member Michael Gene Sullivan will be celebrating the publication of his stage adaptation of George Orwell's "1984" with a reading July 8th, at the Z Space Below in San Francisco, before he goes to Barcelona this summer to work on the Catalan translation of the play! Click here for information.

And even longer-time Troupe member Ed Holmes has photo art up at CITY COLLEGE, 2nd floor library as part of Veterans art show now till November.

Additionally, Holmes is promoting WHIFFLE KICKING. You read that right...a whiffle ball that you kick around a park. Kinda like burning man meets polo without the horses, ravers, or dust, crossed with slow motion roller derby and/or hyper organized by the st stupid parade people as painted by Seurat on a absinthe binge with a whiff of Zippy.
when: 7/28/13 noonish to 6ish
where: Kennedy grove park, el sobrante, east bay
cost: free-ish, 5$ to enter park - bring stuff to share - for whole family

For updates, sign ups, rule changes, revisions, disclaimers, excuses and/or apologies: Or contact bishopjoey - first church of the last laugh.

The SFMT Collective and Staff
San Francisco Mime Troupe