Suddenly Easter is just around the corner. Cute little flowers are poking their heads out of the earth and the days are getting longer. A couple of the State run theaters in Berlin will be cautiously opening their doors to restricted sized audiences. Hope of better times is in the air.
Hallo Platypus friends, fans and websurfers!
We haven't been dormant during the Lockdown Light. Luckily we've been able to do some workshops with school students and thus keep in touch with our audience base.
We've held a few very rewarding "Power to the People" workshops for the senior students, as well as a workshop based on our play "Between the Lines" for eighth graders and a clown workshop for a sixth grade class. Sad to say, we had to postpone planned performances of our plays in schools because of the dangers involved.
The premiere of MONEY MATTERS in the ufaFabrik on the 29.10.20 went really well. We were relieved that we managed to get the premiere done before the new lockdown began. Thanks to everybody who helped to get this play done in these challenging times.The audience for MONEY MATTERS is seated around the performance space, at a safe distance from the actors. In this set up, all audience members have a great view, stay tuned in and enjoy the dynamic performance of the great actors. We can perform in any large room or hall. Give us a ring and we can come to your school.
Thankfully, we still had a great premiere of MONEY MATTERS. We thank everyone who put their energy into this production despite very challenging times. In MONEY MATTERS, the audience is seated around the playing area, with a large safety distance, of course. This allows everyone to see well, be close to the actors, and enjoy their skills and the exciting play. MONEY MATTERS can be performed in any very large space (e.g. gym). The Youth Culture Service also sponsors performances in schools with 3 € per child until the end of the year.
After the summer holidays, schools will no longer be obliged to observe the rules about social distancing. Hence, there are two options for viewing a Platypus Theater play: A school can book a show exclusively for itself – in this case, social distancing wouldn’t be necessary in the theater. If you are interested in booking a show for 100+ pupils, please get in touch with our office (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will organise the venue (BKA-Theater is still our main venue, but others are possible).
We are very happy to announce that „Safestay Hostel“ has been nominated for the Ikarus Prize (Berlin Children's Theater Prize). We hope that we will be able to perform the show in November in time for the award ceremony.
The uncertainty of when and how we are allowed to perform again is very hard to endure. Unfortunately, it looks like children's and youth theater is not only hit hard by the crisis, but will also be affected by it for a long time.
Thanks for your supportive emails and your donations. We really appreciate them.
we still have tickets left for the following shows:
09.03. Ben and the Smugglers 11 Uhr BKA-Theater
17.03. Teenagers in Trouble 11 Uhr BKA-Theater
19.03. Between the Lines 11 Uhr BKA-Theater
18.03. Top Card Camilla 11 Uhr Pfefferberg Theater
30.03. Just Thirteen 11 Uhr Bka-Theater
31.03. Safestay Hostel 11 Uhr ufaFabrik
Wishing everyone a good start into the new year.
The program for March until June has been online for about a month and the first shows are already booked out, so get your tickets now!
We also still have tickets for:
27.01. FOX at 09:15 am at BKA-Theater
26.02. FOX at 11:00 am at Pfefferberg Theater
27.02. FOX at 11:00 am at Freizeitforum Marzahn
All the Best,
Platypus Theater Team