Actually, R.G. Davis founded the Mime Troupe in 1959. It was originally called the R.G. Davis Mime Troupe. R.G. studied with Mime Master Etienne Decroux. He began experimenting with different styles of performance eventually choosing Commedia Dell'Arte as the main style for the troupe to present free political theater in the parks. In the 70's the troupe became a collective and Davis left and became known as a Brecht scholar. The 1st play they did without Davis was an American Melo-Drama about feminism. Since then they've drawn stylistically from Movie Genre's, Television Sit-com, Broadway Musical, etc. to create their signature broad comedic style. Their website is www.sfmt.org.