BKBX UNBOXED: Anatomy of a Scene

Get ready for our next installment of BKBX Unboxed: Anatomy of a Scene on Friday, May 15th at 8:00 PM! We’ll be exploring the epic space opera “Starship Excelsior: The Reboot,” from our 2015 mainstage show “ABOVE/BELOW.” Watch the original piece, then listen to the director’s commentary. Finally, join us for a live Q&A with the cast via Zoom! We’ll share all of the secrets (well, maybe not all) and give you the scoop on what it was like to make this piece. Check out our last BKBX Unboxed scene, “Plainview Players Presents,” to get in touch with your inner Shakespearean thespian. And while you’re at it, subscribe to our Youtube channel to see some onstage and backstage mime business.

Click this link to RSVP for the event! We can’t wait to see you there.

QUIET RIOT Livestream
Instead of flying out to LA this weekend, we live-streamed the same exact show (from an empty theater😷!) in high def for our audiences across the country!
Tune in:
The show runs approximately 55 minutes.
In lieu of ticket sales, consider donating to the following local theater orgs hit hard by social distancing:

The award-winning mimes of BKBX are back at the PIT for a special STREAMED SIMULCAST with their award-winning comedies show! After bringing Quiet Riot to Indianapolis, Chicago, and Minneapolis, the mimes are back with their bangarang collection of fan favorites and fresh funnies. Set to a rip-roarin’ soundtrack and wordless as they are badass, BKBX proves yet again why they are among the city’s most innovative storytellers. Join us for a best-of mix of BKBX comedy, and a huge thank you to THE PEOPLES IMPROV THEATER for supporting this project!

Recent Events

8th Annual Black & White Ball, "Sky's The Limit"

BKBX’s 8th Annual Black & White Ball: The Sky’s the Limit!

Dress in your finest black & white as we raise money for Broken Box Mime Theater!

Join us to celebrate our recent accomplishments, announce upcoming programming, and dance the night away with BKBX family new and old. The evening will feature a Mime performance, open bar, light fare, live jazz, dancing, speeches by artistic leadership (ASL interpretation provided), photo booth, and fun surprises throughout the night as we approach the $17,000 fundraising goal!

Community members of all ages welcome: come at 6:00 pm for our pre-bedtime bash!

BKBX performance at 7:45 pm, Dance Party to follow

Live music by Eleni Arapoglou
Photo booth by resident photographer Bjorn Bolinder

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At BKBX’s annual Black & White Ball, we gather with friends new and old to celebrate innovative art-making, simple storytelling, and empathy-building through the performing arts! 

By making a tax-deductible donation to BKBX, you are:

Supporting artist & leadership pay, which is most essential for enacting our first-ever strategic plan, and will ensure a sustainable future for Broken Box Mime Theater!

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Can’t make it in person? That’s okay!

Help us reach our end-of-year goal by making a tax-deductible donation! 

Donate at this linkor write a check to:

Broken Box Mime Theater, 201 West 94th St Apt 1A, NY NY 10025

8th Annual Black & White Ball, "Sky's the Limit" [Back]

Photo by Bjorn Bolinder // Find The Light Photography (dot) com


The Essential Best-of Comedies
From NYC’s Freshest Mimes

Every November Tuesday at 9pm
Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
The Striker Stage 123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex) New York, NY 10010

Thanks to the beautiful support of our community, BKBX flew to the Minneapolis Fringe in August to perform Quiet Riot, our all-comedies pop-up show that premiered at the PIT in 2017! The reviews were outrageous; our brand new take on mime made us some fantastic new friends. Now that sweater weather is among us, we’re back in the city, back at the PIT, and proud to spend each Tuesday in November with an encore for our peoples!

Join us at 9pm ANY TUESDAY IN NOVEMBER for a Quiet Riot featuring Becky Baumwoll, Matt Zambrano, Regan Sims, David Jenkins, and Tasha Milkman. 

Whether you’re an old friend or brand new to our work, you’re invited to jump into the deep end with best-of BKBX funny faves like “Dungeons & Dragons,” “The Whole Shebang,” and “Fifth Wheel.” Join us, laugh, and tell your coworkers saw a mime show…and then tell them to come the following Tuesday. See you in November!

Questions about the show, accessibility, or anything else? Email Becky at

Click here to get tickets to QUIET RIOT!

And as seen at the Minnesota Family Fringe, and in Tulsa, OK at The Gathering Place…

Our delightful children’s show, DESTINATION: EVERYWHERE, was chosen as one of 10 family shows to kick off the festival in “Family Fringe“, and also appeared in Tulsa, Oklahoma at a wonderful new park called the Gathering Place. Check out our Facebook for pics and posts!

BKBX Kids Presents, Destination: Everywhere!


An All-New Collection of Original Shorts

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) activates their unique reinvention of throwback French pantomime to present a 90-minute collection of all-new stories that riff on the many layers of Skin: color, consent, border, point of contact, identity, a molting snake. There will be a Brooklyn beard competition, a dance of romance, and a sitcom gone awry. There will be wrestling and zombies. There will be lights, original music, and bodies telling each narrative, weaving them all into a singular evening of activated imagination and a dive into the deep deep

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. Click here to download the SKIN Visual Story.

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

BKBXKids! Presents:


Destination: Everywhere!

At the Alliance Francaise

Saturday, March 17th @ 11 AM

We are so honored to be invited to perform in the TILT Kids festival at the Alliance Francaise on Saturday, March 17th at 11am! Join us in this gorgeous theater and soak in our french twist on Destination: Everywhere. 

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Also Recently...

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

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

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*A mime’s sweetheart, of course.