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June 2016
Dear Fellow Students,  

You don't need a PhD to know that this equation, preposterous a yea r ago, is a frightening reality today. History students learn that strong-arm fascism and its despotic leaders have occurred with ugly regularity throughout time. Unfortunately, without that knowledge, we are doomed to live the "yes" answer to that classic essay question, "Does history repeat itself?" Today, with a system that pushes the bottom line rather than critical thinking, our educators are struggling to teach the lessons that will empower our citizens and revitalize our democracy.

Right now the hottest ticket on Broadway is a history lesson. And at the Troupe we are more committed than ever to use our stage as a classroom and our classrooms as stages, showing and telling the stories of these challenging times, while helping others to create and perform real stories of their own.

This summer in Schooled, the Troupe tackles the crisis in education itself. We examine the dangers to a public liberal education, the larger forces behind them, and their threat to our participatory democracy. Playing multiple characters, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia and Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, represent various players in this tug of war with the minds of our children (and future voters) at the heart of it. Written by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan with songs by Ira Marlowe, Schooled reflects our passion for this subject as teachers, parents, and citizen artists - a passion that will be shared in post-show discussions with our audiences and community leaders.

For decades, our collaborative playmaking workshops have brought folks together by identifying their common topical ground and creating plays that illustrate those problems and offer hopeful solutions. We continue to expand this model in a Johnny Appleseed effort to encourage more groups to create their own plays, perform them, and affect social change in their own communities.
Yet, despite special workshop grants, institutional funding for actual performances continues to shrink. For nearly six decades (and through multiple elections) our free summer park season has remained our touchstone. During this election summer you will be asked to give money to a variety of campaigns and candidates. Please also consider a generous tax-deductible donation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe in support of our efforts on and offstage. This summ er, our goal is to school our fellow citizens on how not to get "schooled" and ultimately "Trumped." It's gonna take more than a village this time around. Join us in the parks and in the booths.

In Patriotic Solidarity,  
The San Francisco Mime Troupe
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2016 Touring Schedule
FREE park shows with ticketed venues
Post-show discussions: July 9th, Aug 3rd, 6th, 13th, 20th, and Sept 4th

  • 2nd-3rd- Opening Weekend! Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 4th- Opening Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores Streets, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 9th-10th - Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue & Berryman Street, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 13th- Arena Theater, 214 Main Street, Point Arena, 8pm
  • 14th- Todd Grove Park, 600 Live Oak Avenue, Ukiah, 7pm
  • 16th- Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, 8pm 
  • 20th - Mill Valley Community Center - Back Lawn, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 7pm
  • 21st - Mitchell Park - South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 7pm
  • 23rdNicholl Park, 3230 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond, 2pm
  • 24th - Yerba Buena Gardens, 745 Mission Street, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 27th-28th- Lakeside Park, Lakeside Drive at Lake Merritt, Oakland, 7pm
  • 30th- Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, Access from Mansell St., San Francisco, 2pm
  • 31st - Walnut Park,Petaluma Progressive Festival, Petaluma Blvd. South & D St, Petaluma, 4pm
  • 3rd-4th- Mime Troupe Space, 855 Treat Avenue, San Francisco, 7pm
  • 6th-7th- Porter Quad at UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, 3pm
  • 13th - Glen Park, Bosworth Street & O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 14th - Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union Streets, San Francisco, 2pm
  • 20th-21st - Willard Park, Hillegass Avenue & Derby Street, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 23rd - St. James Park, 2nd & St. James Streets, San Jose, 6:30pm
  • 26th - Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod Street, Nevada City, 7:30pm   
  • 27th - Community Park, F & East 14th Streets, Davis, 7pm
  • 28th - Southside Park Bandshell, 6th & T Streets, Sacramento, 5pm 
  • 1st - Bayview Opera House - Outdoor Plaza, 3rd & Oakdale Streets, San Francisco, 6:30pm
  • 3rd - Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, JFK Drive b/t McLaren Lodge and Conservatory, SF, 2pm
  • 4th-5th - Final Performances! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores Streets, San Francisco, 2pm
The Mime Boutique!
Out with the old...

Due to a misorder we have 2 of these super cute grey, polar fleece vests in size small.  Normally $55 dollars but yours for only $40 each!
Same misorder but we have 4 of these equally cute black, polar fleece vests in size small.  Normally $55 dollars but yours for only $40 each!
It's all about the small sizes folks!  We have 2 of these grey shirts with black trim in size small left.  Hurry, before someone other small sized person beats you to the punch!
And in with the NEW!

Interested in something a little dressier than your normal red stared t-shirt? Try our new, embroidered polo shirts for men!  On sale now for $40.
An old school, metal lunch box that everyone will get nostalgic about!
Tin Dimensions: 8x6x4 inches. Be sure to pick up your lunch box this summer for only $15!
We also have polo shirts for women for $40 but you'll have to wait a couple more weeks before they're available.  But orders can be placed now and you'll be the first to receive this embroidered shirt.
Amazon Smile 
Have you heard of Amazon Smile ?
It's still Amazon, but when you shop through Smile, 0.5% of your purchases can go toward your favorite non-profit organization... us! With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great way to support the Troupe while you do all of your holiday shopping.
Learn more !  

Santa Monica Greeting Cards  
Need to stock up on your greeting cards?
50% profit can go to the Mime Troupe by simply entering our name at check out. Santa Monica Greeting Cards also provides free shipping!

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San Francisco Mime Troupe | 415-285-1717 | info@sfmt.org | www.sfmt.org
855 Treat Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110