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


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

  • Andrea Pani Laura


    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.

  • Benjamin Bishop


    Benjamin Bishop is an Australian-born, stage and screen actor living in Berlin

  • Bridge Markland


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

  • Carolyn del Rosario


    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


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

  • Edvard Lammervo


    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 ist Schauspieler und Sänger.

  • Heike Ulbrich


    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


    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

    Originally from England Joshua is an Actor, Voice-Over Artist and Tutor.

  • Judith Shoemaker


    Judith was born in 1990 in Berlin to an American mother and British father, she is bilingual German-English.

  • Kerstin Junge

    Set Design

    Kerstin Junge studied Fine Arts at Muthesius Art Academy Kiel in the class of Hannes Brunner from 1997-2003. She was also an exchange student for six months in Norway at Bergen Art Academy.

  • Laura Wilkinson


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

  • Leo Auri


    Leo Auri, multi-instrumentalist, composer. Lead singer and songwriter of Berlin-based indie band “Monster Mouse”.

  • Leopold Gessele


    Leopold joined the BEN AND THE SMUGGLERS Team in June.

  • Lindy Annis


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

  • Liz Erber


    Liz Erber is a theater and dance artist, working regularly as an actor, performer, choreographer  and teacher.

  • Mala Ghedia


    Mala Ghedia is an Australian-born actor and filmmaker of Indian background.

  • 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).

  • Ona Nurkkala


    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.

  • Sebastian Matthias Weissbach


    Sebastian was born in Berlin and raised bilingually by a German father and an English mother.