San Francisco Mime Troupe

In This Issue
The Mime Troupe is honored to be nominated for 4 Theatre Bay Area awards for Freedomland!
  • Outstanding World Premiere Musical
  • Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble of a Musical
  • Outstanding Direction: Andrea Snow
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical: Lisa Hori-Garcia
Also, congratulations to collective members Rotimi Agbabiaka for his nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Featured Role in a play for The Amen Corner at AlterTheater Ensemble and Keiko Carreiro for her Costume Design nomination for The Braggart Soldier or Major Blowhard at Custom Made Theatre Co. And, congrats to former collective member Christian Cagigal for his nomination for Outstanding Production of a Solo
Play for Obscura at Impact Theatre!
Peter Schumann and his critically acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater to Tour the West Coast!
For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater will tour the West Coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle, with a series of performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits and parades. In the Bay Area from October 7-13, Bread and Puppet Theater will be performing its original play, FIRE, which catapulted the company to international acclaim 50 years ago.

Visit Bread and Puppet's website to find out when you can see them right here in the Bay Area! Or view and print this handy flyer with all their Bay Area events!
Shows in the Troupe Studio this Fall
This month will be a reading of Michael Gene Sullivan's new play "fugitive/slave/act".

About the play: In 1850, to appease the slaveholding states, the United States Congress passed the "Fugitive Slave Law", which decreed that an escaped slave was no longer free by simply reaching a "Free State." Not only could their ex-Master now pursue escaped slaves anywhere in the Union, a "kidnapper" had the right, under this law, to forcibly deputize anyone, forcing them to help. To resist capture, or refuse help in capturing, were suddenly federal crimes. "fugitive/slave/act" is a historical drama based on a true story from the turbulent days before the Civil War. Told in the form of a greek tragedy, it follows the story of William Parker, the leader of a community of ex-slaves living free, Castner Hanway, his Mennonite neighbor, and Edward Gorsuch, the slaveowner pursuing his "property," and who could not accept a world where he was not a master. In 1851 they met in the town of Christiana, Pennsylvania.

Date: Sunday, October 18
ime: 7.00p (Doors open 6.45p)
Where: Troupe Studio, 855Treat Ave (tricky street parking)
Tickets: FREE

Come NOVEMBER you can see our Youth Theater Artists perform
- see the next section for more info! 

And in DECEMBER we hope to have Larry Bogad for a couple of special performances!  Stay tuned for more info soon.
Our 2015 Fall Youth Project is under way!
Our YTP intensive theater workshop, where high school students spend 8 weeks building their acting and improvisation skills, is back! This Fall we're reviving a YTP play from the 1990s called Inside Out. With the guidance of the YTP teaching team, our students will mount a production of this brilliant play, tackling its still-relevant themes of bullying, homophobia, racism, and the school-to-prison pipeline with trademark mime troupe boldness and comedy. Don't miss their public performances on Nov 10 and 11.

Want to get involved? We could use some cooks or donated meals.  Contact Lisa:

TUESDAY, NOV 10 at 7.00pm
WEDNESDAY, NOV 11 at 7.00pm

Troupe Studio 855 Treat Ave, SF
tricky street parking
FREE (donations welcome)
Doors Open 30mins before show time
Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Our activist friends at the Stop Mass Incarceration Network are organizing to send a delegation to #RiseUpOctober in New York City, to protest the numerous Black and Brown lives lost to police brutality.  The protest will take place from October 22-24.  Anyone who is interested in attending or learning how they can contribute can visit riseupoctober and, or call the Bay Area Chapter of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at 510-404-3628.
Amazing performers who will be very missed
AUDREY SMITH, 1955-2015
JOAN MANKIN, 1948-2015

The SFMT Collective and Staff 
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 Out and About! 

Set in San Francisco and Vietnam, Dogfight is a tender and brutal tale based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor - Dogfight the musical made its off - Broadway debut at Second Stage in 2012. The musical is the winner of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Studio Production Award.

Running at SF Playhouse now through Nov. 7

Don't miss Michael Gene Sullivan in Dogfight! Purchase your tickets today!

On October 12th Michael Gene Sullivan will also be appearing at The Shout, a weekly storytelling event in Oakland, telling a true ghost story...

Word for Word's Holiday High Jinx

At Z Below, 450 Florida St. Nov 25 - Dec 24

Working on this holiday production: Lisa Hori-Garcia, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Lawton Lovely and Karen Runk.

Lizzie Calogero - the Troupe's newest Collective Member - plays the Fox (among other curious characters) in Marin Theatre Company's Little Prince, in the month of December. A beautiful, classic story of love and relationship, The Little Prince has been touching readers and audiences for decades. This is a great holiday experience for people of all ages. Limited show date so get your tickets now!

Check out Velina Brown's interview in the September 2015 issue of THE VOLUNTEER.  In it Velina shares about her 15 year history of performing at the Abraham Lincoln Brigade reunions.
The next chance to hear Velina sing favorite songs of the Spanish Civil War era at the next ALBA reunion will be Sunday, November 8th, 1pm @ The Freight and Salvage, Berkeley

Ellen Callas just got knee number two replaced and she will be running all around the office soon!

Junelle-Johannah Taguas graduated from the Interpreter Preparation Program at Ohlone College last May and is now working as a freelance American Sign Language/English Interpreter in addition to Troupe work.

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