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!


An All-New Collection of Original Shorts

With Heart and Humor

Previews Begin January 18th

Opening January 24th

At The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre
502 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

at the A.R.T./New York Theatres

Tickets are $20 until December 15, $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

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Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission

Special Performances:

– Join us for a toast to kick off the run on Saturday, January 19

Wednesday, January 23,  Thursday, January 24, Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 are our Out Loud Series: these performances will be followed by an informal guided talkback

Friday, January 25 is Singles Night: those who participate get a drink on the house and a reserved seat near another single. Bar mixer to follow

Sunday, January 27 and Sunday, February 3 are Relaxed Performances: these performances are designed to provide accessibility to those who would prefer a theater that allows movement and noise-making, including folks with neurodivergence or with young babies.

Saturday, February 2 is our Donor Night; the performance will be followed by closing-night toast

BKBX Company: 
Nick Abeel*, Becky Baumwoll*, Dinah Berkeley, Ismael Castillo, Duane Cooper*, Géraldine Dulex, Blake Habermann*, David Jenkins*, Tasha Milkman, Marisa Molnar*, Joél Pérez*, Regan Sims*,  and Matt Zambrano*.
* denotes performing in SKIN

BKBX Team:
Artistic Director: Becky Baumwoll
Resident Stage Manager: Esti Bernstein
Resident Lighting Designer: Jamie Roderick

Photo credit: Bjorn Bolinder

Recent Events

We at BKBX believe in the power of simple, joyful, provocative storytelling that ignites imaginations and connects our audiences. It is our true pleasure to re-envision this throwback French medium for contemporary audiences of all backgrounds, and to find our voice (yes!) in today’s artistic and cultural landscape. We strive to run our non-profit the way we run our rehearsal room: with empathy, respect, and generosity. Help bring our 2019 season to fruition by purchasing a ticket, bringing a friend, and being our guest!

Purchase tickets here: $40 at the door, $30 in advance, $25 Early Bird through 11/7. Buy two tickets and save moolah with our bring-a-buddy discount at check-out!

Not in town or feeling less than social*? Make your tax-deductible donation via our Be There in Spirit Campaign to join the party. We’ll add your support to the overall tally and raise our glasses to y o u on December 3rd!

*Do consider that our beloved introvert tables will provide some high-octane puzzling. We’re talking 1000 pieces, people.

BKBX’s 7th Annual Black & White Ball, A Sparkling Night, is Monday, December 3rd at 6:30pm! Join us as we celebrate our community, announce our January show, and bring our 2019 from still to s p a r k l i n g. Whether you are an old friend or this is your first time donning black and white, it would be our absolute pleasure to have you as our guest!

Doors open at Dumbo Loft at 6:30 for live music by celebrated jazz vocalist Eleni Arapoglou accompanied by an open bar, table games, and delicious eats by beloved Chef Frédéric Robert and our friends at The PeninsulaBe sure to stick around for more treats by Foragers Market and Westville Bakery and get your photo taken by our resident photographer Bjorn Bolinder at his famous photo booth. At 8:00pm our Artistic Director will kick off our BKBX pop-up show, featuring a mix of fan-favorites and new pieces. The mime performance will be followed by a no-holds-barred dance party, of course.  And surprise balloons, of course, popped and revealed throughout the night as we get closer to $15,000 goal!

BKBX travels to Indianapolis and Chicago!

A tactical team of mime brought pop-up performances of our kids show, Destination: Everywhere, and our mainstage comedies show, Quiet Riot, for our first even 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 

Mime-trip to Williamstown!

Broken Box Mimes performed and taught at Williamstown this August, alongside theater-makers from all over the country.


New Work Residency

The mimes dove deep into new material this summer, and head 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!

Stay Tuned…

NYC World Premiere Main Stage

International Partnerships

and more….

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