Mission

Broken Box Mime Theater is a collaborative performance group that tells original stories through mime technique. Our aim is to activate the imagination of our audiences, contemporize the art of mime, and remind us all of the power of simple storytelling.

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"Their enthusiasm for and facility with the oft-maligned art of mime is positively infectious." - Nicole Gluckstern, Stage-Rush.com

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Company

Company Member - Becky Baumwoll (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder)
Becky Baumwoll
Company Member - Blake Habermann (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - David Jenkins (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Dinah Berkeley (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Géraldine Dulex (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Joel Perez (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Josh Wynter (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder)
Blake Habermann David Jenkins Dinah Berkeley Géraldine Dulex Joel Perez Joshua Wynter
Company Member - Eliza Simpson (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Marissa Molnar (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Matt Zambrano (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Nick Abeel (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Duane Cooper (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder) Company Member - Tasha Milkman (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder)
Eliza Simpson Marissa Molnar Matt Zambrano Nick Abeel Duane Cooper Tasha Milkman

 

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"Physically specific, bold in their choices, dynamic, compelling, and frankly very attractive... A wonderful ensemble, they're effortlessly tuned to each other.
- Edward Elefterion, 
NYTheatre.com

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History

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) is a collaborative group of artists who tell original stories through mime technique.  Set to lights and music, our pieces range from realistic to metaphorical, heart-wrenching to hilarious, cinematic to intimate and everything in between, held together by the belief that great theater requires little ornamentation, only great vision.  Without the use of props, sets, costumes, or words, our stories are told only with our bodies. 

It is this process of "essentializing" Story that is, ultimately, what makes our work both dynamic and compelling.  Each audience member is cast as our Final Playwright, projecting onto our white face-paint and seemingly blank stage their own memories and visions.  As a company of professional actors and theater-makers, we come together to make work that sustains us. Collaboration is our path, and meaningful theater is our passion. 

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

Nearly six years old, BKBX has gathered significant credentials: acclaimed showings at Walkerspace, HERE Arts, FringeNYC, The Kraine, Dixon Place, the June Havoc Theater, and The Wild Project, as well as appearances at The PIT, TADA! Theater, and Amios' SHOTZ! Festival, and several short films.  BKBX also operates a widely popular series of workshops for both students and professionals in the art of Silent Storytelling, including a residency as Volunteer Artist with the 52nd Street Project Teen Ensemble, leading a 4-week movement unit with the students.

BKBX's production, "At First Sight (and Other Stories)" wasawarded the 2014 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Ensemble. The next season's "Topography", which debuted at The Wild Project, was nominated for for three 2015 NY IT Awards, including Outstanding Ensemble, Choreography & Movement, and Performance Art Piece. The most recent show, "Above / Below" played for the month of October, 2015, at the HERE Arts Center in Soho. Recipient of an ArtNY Creative Spare Grant in 2016, BKBX is gearing up for their most exciting season yet!

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Other Press

Scenarios range from heartfelt and sentimental to downright silly...Their emotions are deep, well-communicated and cover a broad range." - Terra Vetter,Theater is Easy

"Broken Box Mime Theater proves that the art of mime can be a beautiful and true one." "...Slipping on and removing characters like white gloves..." "The repertoire here is diverse and rich...with startling clarity." "The glorious arc of human feeling is relevant and present." - Dalia Wolfson,Play by Play: The Teen's inside scoop on NYC Theatre

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