Broken Box Mime Theater in Bennington

Brooklyn Based Ensemble on Tap

By: - Aug 15, 2017

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From August 24-27, the Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX), a highly acclaimed Brooklyn-based ensemble, will escape the clatter of New York and retreat to the Bennington Center for the Arts for an artistic residency.

Winners of the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Performance Art, and Choreography/Movement, BKBX will use their time in Bennington to create new work for their upcoming season that activates the imagination, contemporizes the art of mime, and invokes the power of simple storytelling. Completed 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.  

On Sunday, August 27th at 2pm, the community is invited to an Open Studio Share with BKBX to learn about contemporary mime, collaborative process, and how simple storytelling can be a vehicle for impactful theater. All ages are encouraged to attend this engaging, informal presentation.   

Admission to this event is "pay what you can". 

The Bennington Center for the Arts will also be offering a 10% discount on any new memberships or renewals on this day, which, among other benefits, allow for free year-round access to the Covered Bridge Museum, galleries and exhibits. 

More about the Arts Center:

The Bennington Center for the Arts strives to provide fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, and cultural arts to the residents, visitors, and students of Bennington and the surrounding area. It is a comprehensive arts center, featuring 7 galleries, art studios, a 315-seat theater, the Covered Bridge Museum, and an extensive collection of Native American and wildlife art. The Bennington Center for the Arts supports the artist community, specifically emphasizing representational art with themes rooted in the natural landscape. Its temporary exhibitions, studios, and events serve thousands of visitors each year in this world-class facility.

The Bennington Center for the Arts is located at 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington, VT and is open from 10am until 5pm every day except Tuesday.