Welcome to the Platypus Theater!

We are an independent Berlin-based theater group, which develops and produces English-language or bilingual plays for children and teenagers. We explore themes which interest us and which tie in with the experiences of our audience. Usually we devise our own plays in cooperation with authors who work in the creative team. The plays are designed to move and entertain the audiences and makes the encounter with a foreign language enjoyable and accessible.
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  • Amy Nye

    Actress

    Born 1979, New Zealand. An actress who made her first professional debut in 1995 with the Bats Theatre in Wellington.

  • Andrea Pani Laura

    Actress

    Andrea Pani Laura comes from an artistic family from Lima, Latin America.

  • Anja Scollin

    Artistic Director, Co-Founder, Actress, Director

    Anja studied Social Work in Berlin and worked as both a social worker and theater pedagogue from 1983 until 1990. Parallel to working she studied acting and psychodrama.

  • Anna Caroline Arndt

    Motion Designer

    Anna Caroline Arndt is a director and motiondesigner from Berlin. She realized many projects in the field of commercials, animation-, documentary- and feature film.

  • Bridge Markland

    Actress

    Bridge Markland, the Berlin dance-theatre-performance-artist, is a virtuoso of roleplay and quick-change.

  • Carolyn del Rosario

    Musician

    Carolyn del Rosario is a well-known jazz pianist on the Berlin jazz scene. Originally from the Philippines, she has been living in Berlin for the last 30 years.

  • Charmaine Gorman

    Actress

    Charmaine has been acting professionally in theatre, film, and television since her childhood.

  • Edvard Lammervo

    Actor

    Edvard comes from Finland, where he also studied theater acting and performing arts.

  • Florent Martin

    Set Design

    Born in 1977 in Niort, France, Florent Martin studied stage design at the Berlin University of Arts.

  • Florian Korty

    Florian Korty

    Actor

    Florian Korty is a professional actor and singer who successfully graduated with an advanced diploma in acting for stage and screen from the renowned actors college of theatre and

  • Heike Ulbrich

    Actress

    Born in Berlin. Trained as a drama teacher at Udk-Berlin. Acting classes with Paul de Vries and Rainer Beck. Actress with Platypus since 1990, in the following productions:

  • Imke Sturm-Krohne

    Costume Designer

    A TASTE OF HONEY 2003 was Imke’s first production with Platypus Theater. Since then, she has enjoyed working together with the Platypus team and is responsible for costume and stage design.

  • Jeanette Hubert

    Musician and sound technician

    Jeanette has been working as a sound and lighting freelancer since 2002. She also works part time as a youth worker with a special focus on music.

  • Jörg Metzner

    Photographer

    Jörg Metzner has worked as a photographer for Platypus Theater since 1992.

  • Josep Maria Comas Jorda

    Lighting Design, Technician

    Josep trained as a lighting technician in the CTE Madrid, he graduated in 2009 and has been living in Berlin since 2012.

  • Joshua Spriggs

    Actor, Workshop Facilitator

    Fresh out of drama school in London, Josh is doing an internship with platypus for the next 6 months. Originally from England Joshua is an actor, director and musician.

  • Judith Shoemaker

    Actress

    Born in 1990, Judith trained at the Actor's Space Berlin and Fritz Kirchhoff Acting School Berlin as well as at the Ballet Centrum Berlin, Academy Stage School and Pro Stage Berlin.

  • Kerstin Junge

    Costume

    Kerstin Junge studied Art at Muthesius Hochschule Kiel and got her master degree  in costume and stage design in 2005.

  • Laura Wilkinson

    Actress

    Laura Wilkinson trained at LAMDA and worked in theatre around the UK before moving to Berlin in 2004.

  • Lee Stripe

    Actor

    Born in London, England, he trained at Kingsway Princeton (London) and the Rose Bruford School of Drama (Kent).

  • Leo Auri

    Musician

    Leo Auri (born 1983 in Australia) is a musician, composer, and sound/technology experimenter. He studied Jazz-Performance at the Elder Conservatory in Adelaide, Australia.

  • Lindy Annis

    Writer

    Lindy Annis studied acting and theater at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing.

  • Liz Erber

    Actress

    Liz Erber is an actor, dance artist, and teacher, who has been creating original works for stage, video and site specific locations since 2003.

  • Mala Ghedia

    Actress

    Mala Ghedia is an Australian-born actor of Indian background, currently based in Berlin, Germany.

  • Marcela Dias

    Assistant Director

    Marcela Dias is a Brazilian actress and singer with a postgraduate degree at Musical Theater by UniRio (Rio de Janeiro, 2010).

  • Melissa Holroyd

    Actress

    Melissa studied acting at Ensemble Theatre and completed the Singing/Actor/Dancer course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia.

  • Ona Nurkkala

    Actrice

    Ona Nurkkala is a Finnish-Australian actress.

  • Peter Scollin

    Artistic Director, Co-Founder, Writer, Actor

    Founding member of English Theater Platypus. Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1953.

  • Ronja Hinz

    Administrator

    Ronja takes care of the bookings and the various administrative tasks, she's a Berliner and has been with Platypus since November 2015.

  • Sebastian Matthias Weissbach

    Actor

    Sebastian was born in Berlin and raised bilingually by a German father and an English mother. He received his acting training at Berliner Schule für Schauspiel.