Texas Mime Theatre, Houston's
professional mime company, has performed its offbeat and imaginative style
of mime for many thousands of people in a variety of surprising productions
explore the realm of visual theatre.
From the beginning, Texas Mime Theatre
has been especially active in bringing mime to children. Since 1981, TMT has presented over 2,800 shows and workshops to an estimated 550,000
students in over 490 Texas schools.
TMT's performances jump over cultural
barriers to reach people of all ages and backgrounds. In March, 1987,
the company traveled to Southeast Asia to perform in the Singapore Young
People's Theatre Festival. There the company played to packed houses
described by one critic as "...screaming with laughter" and was named "Best
Foreign Group" by the press "...for teaching while entertaining; for
reaching out to both young and old."
In June of 1987, Texas Mime Theatre became
a non-profit organization with the goal of establishing a permanent mime
theatre company which would offer a regular season of local performances and
also tour outside the Houston area. In 1988, TMT became an
Artist-In-Residence company with Houston community college and began
performing at Heinen Theatre on the HCC Central Campus. At Heinen
Theatre, TMT has presented over thirty productions including four for
adults: Better Left Unsaid, Frankenstein, Opus Mime and Contabuloso.
Texas Mime Theatre has also performed for
the Houston Symphony, Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston International
Festival, Austin Children's Museum, San Angelo Arts Council, the Arts &
Education Council of St. Louis and the Smoky Hill River Festival in Kansas.
For scheduling, prices or other
or call (713) 880-9868 or write to
Texas Mime Theatre, 2714
Florence, Houston, TX 77009.
Texas Mime Theatre is supported in part from a grant
from the City of Houston.