Tasha Milkman

Company Member - Tasha Milkman (Photo by Bjorn Bolinder)

Tasha is an actor, theater-maker, and teaching artist originally from Denver, Colorado.  She completed a double major in Drama and Clinical Psychology at Tufts University and studied classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before moving to Philadelphia to pursue teaching and theater.  Favorite roles include Green Eyes (SCTC), Two Noble Kinsmen (Phila. Shakespeare), Young Voices (Interact/PYP), Cinderella (Tufts), and At First Sight (BKBX).  Applause for my BKBX family – I couldn’t be more grateful for my artistic home.

Why Mime?

The audience has to participate in the storytelling.  When I'm performing, I can feel the audience leaning in to "see" what we're creating.  It's so collaborative, right down to the performance.  It's like magic.

When did you first encounter/learn about mime?

I saw HYPE! perform at Tufts, and I knew I had to audition.

How did you find Broken Box Mime Theater?

I helped found it!

What is your favorite thing about mime?

In college during my senior year HYPE! mime performance, I played a guardian angel who discards her wings and chooses to become mortal.  A few weeks after the show, my friend who was in the audience called my cellphone with an urgent request.  She was doing a project and needed a pair of angel wings, so she was asking if I still had the wings I used in the performance.  It took a few confused minutes of talking before I said to her, "Those wings weren't real.  It was a mime show."  That's my favorite thing about mime.

What is your favorite food?

Ice Cream

What's your favorite quote?

"Impossible things are happening every day."  (from Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella)

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

SUMMER!

What’s your favorite mode of transportation?

BICYCLE

What sound do you love?

The sound of the waves at the beach.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Cate Blanchett

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

TELEPORT

If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?

Making mime theater with Broken Box and then going on a world tour!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?

Molly Ringwald

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