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San Francisco Mime Troupe Posters

 Collection
Identifier: 2022-0040

Content Description

8 color posters advertising the San Francisco Mime Troupe and several of their performances including Bertolt Brecht's The Mother, Hotel Universe, Electro-Bucks, and False Promises: A History Play with Music (featured in two different posters with art by Rupert Garcia and Jane Norling).

Dates

  • 1973 - 1978

Biographical / Historical

The San Francisco Mime Troupe was created in 1959 in San Francisco, California by RG Davis as an experiment of the Actors' Workshop. The theater, activist, performance collective gave free performances in the park and frequently toured college campuses in the 1960s. It won an Obie Award in 1967 for "uniting theater and revolution" at sold-out performances in New York City and acclaim for its 1973 performance of Bertolt Brecht's play The Mother. The San Francisco Mime Troupe is still active today, performing, writing and producing radio plays, and hosting fundraising events. It's mission is "to create and produce theater that presents a working-class analysis of the events that shape our society, that exposes social and economic injustice, that demands revolutionary change on behalf of working people, and to present this analysis before the broadest possible audience with artistry and humor."

Extent

8 item

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Eight color posters measuring 11 inches x 17 inches to 21 inches x 14 inches

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The posters were purchased in 2020.

Title
San Francisco Mime Troupe Posters
Date
May 19, 2022
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
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