Our mission is to activate the imagination of our audiences, contemporize the art of mime, and remind us all of the power of simple storytelling.

Coming up!

Recent Shows

BKBX travels to Indianapolis and Chicago!

Catch pop-up performances of our kids show, Destination: Everywhere, and our mainstage comedies show, Quiet Riot, during our Midwest Tour (scroll for show descriptions):


Both at The District Theatre Main Stage 
Sept 6 & 7
QR tickets link $20/seat
Sept 8


Sept 9
Kids show Tickets! link $10 kids $15 adults
-Filament Theatre 1pm
Adult tickets! Email bkbxreserve@gmail.com pay-what-you-will; afterwards there’s a reception with food and drink
– The Blue Parrot 7pm Reception to follow
Sept 10 
WORKSHOP for age 16+ at Actor’s Gymnasium in Evanston 

We’re going to Williamstown!

Broken Box Mimes will be performing and teaching at Williamstown this August, alongside theater-makers from all over the country.


New Work Residency

The mimes are diving deep into new material this summer, and will be heading to the woods for a week-long creative retreat at the end of August. New York audiences will be the first to witness the fruits of this process – announcement coming soon!

Silent Storytelling @ The New School

BKBX returns to The New School this autumn, where Artistic Director Becky Baumwoll teaches our innovative, immersive curriculum on BKBX’s unique creative process. The course culminates in a student showcase!

Stay Tuned…

NYC World Premiere Main Stage

International Partnerships

and more….

Destination : Everywhere @ The PIT Poster

BKBXKids! @ The PIT Presents:


Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) celebrates storytelling beyond words with Destination: Everywhere. Set to contemporary music and guided by a speaking emcee, this hour-long collection of stories includes a tale of unlikely friendship with a giant, the multitasking troubles of a superhero on date night, and an intergalactic odyssey that won’t be complete without the audience’s help.

After the performance, families learn how to mime in a mini-mime workshop with the cast! Destination: Everywhere is a production of BKBXKids!the family programming wing of BKBX.

We are proud to partner with The Peoples Improv Theater to bring this wild ride to audiences on select Saturdays @ 3 PM from February to April 2018! With a special relaxed performance on April 14th! (read more)

Click here for tickets and dates!

BKBX Live @ The PIT Presents:


Join us for a romp through our favorite lovey-dovey pieces just in time for Valentine’s Day, plus a new fave or two to celebrate the season. We will play for the madly-in-love, the recently-heartbroken, the optimistically-on-okcupid, and the my-ex-is-a-monster-rooftop-shouters alike; all are welcome to our box-of-chocolates of a show and should stick around for a toast to follow. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky with a mime and become a BKB-XO* before the night is through.

The People’s Improv Theater

The Striker @ 123 E 24th St NYC, 10010

Saturday, February 10th @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 11th @ 7:00 PM
Monday, February 12th @ 8:00 PM

*A mime’s sweetheart, of course.

BKBX Live @ The PIT Presents: BE MIME? - A Valentine's Pop-up Show!
BKBX - Workshop Promo Photo

January 2-Day Masterclass

BKBX is offering a workshop intensive in advance of our 2018 Physical Storytelling course at The New School of Drama! Join us at Shetler Theater 54 on the evenings of January 10 and 11. This will be a two-part journey into all things BKBX Mime, including techniques of body language, staging metaphor, and the art of silent storytelling. All levels welcome!

Part One: Wednesday, January 10, 6-9 PM
Part Two: Thursday, January 11,  6-9 PM
Shetler Theater 54, Midtown, $200

To sign up, contact us by emailing

BKBX’s 6th Annual:

Black & White Ball

Thurs. 11.30.17 @ 6:00pm

The Dumbo Loft
155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The 6th Annual Black & White Ball was officially a HUGE SUCCESS!

We want to extend an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Ball and / or contributed to our fundraiser! You all dressed in your finest black & white as we raised money for BKBX and celebrated YOU, our community!

Special Thanks to Our Guest Artists:
Live music by Eleni Arapoglou and Asher Kurtz
Photo booth by Bjorn Bolinder (pictures coming soon!)

… and our amazing sponsors, below!

We’re almost to our year-end goal of raising $15,000. Check out our ongoing “Be There in Spiritcampaign where you can contribute and help us reach our goal!

Your tax-deductible contributions all go to pay artists, rent theater and rehearsal space, and put on amazing events like the Black & White Ball! We have a ton of exciting stuff in the works for 2018 (stay tuned…) and we need your support!

Thanks to our amazing sponsors: