Bruce Barthol was the resident songwriter for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe for over three decades. His songs have been recorded by Country Joe and the Fish, the SF Mime Troupe, the Human Condition, Ozay Fecht, the Edlos, the Funky Nixons and the Original Country Joe Band.
Bruce wrote for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theatre (Tucson), the Working Theater (NYC), the Curious Theatre (Denver), San Francisco State University, University of Colorado (Boulder), Stanford University, University of Denver, Make-A-Circus, ACT, Arts Council of West Berlin, Intersection of the Arts (SF), Madison Federation of Labor AFL-CIO(Wisconsin), the Dick and Dubya Show, ODC- San Francisco, Stagebridge, Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and the Los Angeles Theater Center, as well as over 35 productions with the SF Mime Troupe. He was a Harburg Scholar at NYU/Tisch where he received an MFA.
He received two Best Original Score Awards from the SF Bay Drama Critics Circle, a Gold Record for WOODSTOCK, the Media Alliance Golden Gadfly Award and was co-composer of the score for the Oscar nominated documentary FOREVER ACTIVISTS. he passed away in Feb. 2023 at the age of 75.
Mimecast video interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TT_9fg0aB0