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San Francisco Mime Troupe Pivots to Radio This COVID Summer (Aired: July 15, 2020)

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For more than 50 years, one of the pleasures of summer life in the Bay

Area has been the outdoor performances of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. This summer, of course, the season is cancelled. And so the Mime Troupe brings its progressive politics and guerilla theater to the radio, as lyricist/composer Daniel Savio told KRCB news director Steve Mencher.

We wanted to have Daniel Savio remind us about the importance to Bay Area history of his father, Mario Savio, so we asked him about his dad.

Find his answer HERE.

Everything you need to know about Tales of the Resistance and the Mime Troupe.

https://media.krcb.org/podcast/north_bay_report/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/NBR_20200715.mp3

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Jul 14 2020 ·
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe

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Title: “Support all of the performers, artists, designers, directors, writers, and technicians, whenever you can”

In this episode we feature the voice of Michael Gene Sullivan, a Board Member, writer, director and performer of The San Francisco Mime Troupe. Over the past Sixty Plus Years The San Francisco Mime Troupe Collective has created and produced theater through the lens of the working class by exposing social and economic injustice with a call to action to make the necessary changes on behalf of working people. The collective’s mission is to present their work to the broadest possible audience with both artistry and humor and thus, their performances are free and performed in public parks throughout California and the nation.

This episode is part of a series of interviews we conducted through our participation in  the Bay Area Video Coalition’s TV Show titled "San Francisco Nonprofits Spotlight". The interviews were conducted via Zoom from April to June 2020 during the height of the first phase of the Covid 19 pandemic and the Shelter In Place requirements. The goal of the series is to shine a spotlight on the nonprofits and their staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on their operations, services and sustainability. The series of interviews we conducted features voices from a cross section of organizations that make up the fabric of our community.  Each of them brings a unique perspective on how they and we are dealing with the issues facing our community during the pandemic. 

Jul 01 2020 · 17mins
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San Francisco Mime Troupe

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Recently I spoke with Ellen Callas and Daniel Savio of the Tony Award winning SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE.

The company opened a new musical today entitled "Treasure Island". 

"Treasure Island" - is it the mythical isle where untold wealth awaits marauding pirates, or the freezing cold, artificial island in the middle of San Francisco Bay awaiting cut-throat developers? Or is it both? That's the question for Jill Hawkins when an old sea-dog of a developer drops anchor in her office at City Hall, and drops a mystery in her lap. "Developers...they scour the map looking for cities with fat purses, ready to be plundered, damn the regulations!" But if Treasure Island is such a wonderful opportunity why has no one developed it yet...? What about the people who live there now? And who is the one-legged developer Hawkins was warned about?

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About the Mime Troupe

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.

They do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do silent pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We talk, we sing, we make a lot of noise. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life and at the same time, see their causes. We've done shows about most of the burning issues of our time, generally shows that debunked the official story. We perform everywhere from public parks to palaces of culture, aiming to reach the broadest possible audience.

SF Mime Troupe Web Site: Mime Troupe

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Green Room Radio Web Site: Green Room On Air

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Facebook: Ray on Stage

Twitter: @rayrenati

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Opening Music by Carly Ozard

Jul 05 2019 · 38mins
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San Francisco Mime Troupe

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Decidedly unsilent, the San Francisco Mime Troupe's gadfly theater, played for free in city parks and spaces, has long defined a distinctly San Francisco brand of experimental theater. Spark talks with actors Ed Holmes, Michael Sullivan, and Velina Brown in Dolores Park as the San Francisco Mime Troupe gets ready for a 2009 performance of "Too Big to Fail" during their 50th anniversary season.
Jul 22 2014 · 4mins
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Spark: San Francisco Mime Troupe: Web Extra

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This Web extra features Peter Coyote, actor and a major player in the counterculture of the 1960s, talking about his experiences as a member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the power of comedy, and the legacy of the 1960s. Original release: November 2009.
Nov 19 2009 ·