|Broken Box Mime Theater|
Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) is an NYC-based non-profit that collaboratively creates original, contemporary plays through mime. 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.
Since forming in 2011, BKBX has received New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Performance Art, and Outstanding Choreography/Movement. BKBX is supported by the White Pines Residency, Drop Forge & Tool, Holes in the Wall Collective, Bennington Center for the Arts, CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at City College, A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grants, the Nancy Quinn Foundation Grant, the Cultural Development Fund, and NYSCA. 
Broken Box Mime Theater's audition in Episode 704 consisted of performing their "Lost in the Jungle" sketch, which involved them pretending to be lost in a jungle and being startled by an animal. Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all buzzed the act. Sharon, Howie, and possibly Howard all voted "No", eliminating the group from the competition.