Take Shape


April 18, 2022    
7:30 pm


Gural Theatre
502 W 53rd St, New York, NY

Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets: We have set aside a limited number of complimentary tickets to welcome members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community on Monday April 18. Please click here to reserve your free tickets. Interpreters or hearing allies, please use the code “BKBXDeaf” for a discount.

On April 18 there will be ASL-English interpreters in the lobby before the show, and throughout the evening.

Broken Box Mime Theater, an NYC-based physical theater company, tells imaginative & theatrical stories without spoken language. The visual nature of our medium makes the shows accessible without translation for hearing, hard of hearing, and Deaf audiences.

This April we are debuting Take Shape, our newest collection of short stories. In Take Shape, BKBX explores ten stories of emergence and transformation.  What does it look like for a relationship to outgrow its shell like a hermit crab?  How does an astronaut move after years of being alone? How long does it take, after an eviction, for a home to become an empty room? The collection of stories includes apocalyptic farce, high-stakes heist, metaphorical image collage, and grounded naturalistic drama. In each narrative piece, the modern mimes of BKBX illustrate how the shapes of our worlds, bodies, and ideas can shift and reshift around and within us.

Join us for BKBX’s first mainstage show in three years, devised by our cast and accompanied live by resident music collaborator Jack McGuire. Rich fields of light and a textured soundtrack will bring these nonverbal stories to life, reminding us all of the power of live storytelling.

The show is a collection of short stories told without spoken language. Music accompanies each piece, but there are no sound effects and the storytelling is all visual. On Deaf night, bass will be enhanced in the theater for a more sensory experience. Each of the ten pieces is titled with a written English title card.

Can’t make it on 4/18? We love Deaf audiences every night! Use code “BKBXDeaf” for discounted tickets to any performance through the run.

Take Shape runs April 1 – May 1 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Want to help out AND see the show for free? We always need ushers! Email bkbxoffice@gmail.com with the date of the performance you’d like to usher for!