Platypus Theater

Platypus Theater We are an independent mobile Berlin-based theatre group. We develop and produce English-language or bilingual plays for children and teenagers since 1985
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Founded in 1985, English Theater Platypus, is one of the most outstanding and productive independent theater groups in Berlin. Since 1992, our concept has been to present plays in English to young German audiences. We are constantly refining our trend setting concept. Platypus is THE English language-theater for children’s and youth-theater in Berlin. Having no theater of our own, we co-operate with numerous Berlin theaters but most of our performances are in the BKA Theater in Kreuzberg. Approximately 100 performances take place in Berlin annually. On top of this, we also go on tour with our productions both in other parts of Germany and in other countries. More than 20,000 young people see our shows each year. The actors, authors and musicians working for Platypus Theater are from numerous English-speaking countries such as Australia, England, Ireland, India, South Africa or the U.S.A. Because of our multi- national ensemble the “foreignness” that is a central theme in our plays is not only played out, it is real: with the foreign faces, mentalities and experiences of the participants.

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15/03/2021
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OPEN CALL
Platypus Theater requires professional actors who live in Berlin for multiple roles of native English speaking characters (male and female) for upcoming productions. The applicants should be interested in working for young audiences.
For the production of 2021 we are looking for two actors (playing age 17 – 40). In collaboration with the author the team will devise a play which explores our relationship to communication in present day; to what extent has digitalization effected our relationships and has it significantly changed the dynamic between generations?
Rehearsal period: 8.8. – 7.10.2021 and 7.6. - 11.6. 2021. We acknowledge the minimum wage policy from LAFT Berlin for artists. We rehearse Mo - Fri 10 - 16.00 hrs. at Theaterhaus Mitte (Wednesday often free).
After the premiere there will be approx. 1 - 4 morning performances per month.
Please send your CV to [email protected], for more information call 030 61401920, www.platypus-theater.de, auditions will be held on April 1 and 10.

Currently playing in Ben and the Smugglers are: Dawn Robinson, Anja Scollin, Peter Scollin und Leopold Gessele! You can ...
12/03/2021

Currently playing in Ben and the Smugglers are: Dawn Robinson, Anja Scollin, Peter Scollin und Leopold Gessele! You can read more abou them and the show on our website!

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a bit more from Ben and the Smugglers!#platypustheater #kindertheater #jungendtheater #berlin #whattodoinberlin #childre...
11/03/2021

a bit more from Ben and the Smugglers!

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Ben And The Smugglers“Ab in die Badewanne!”, Ben’s mother insists. The overseas visitors are arriving soon. Ben reluctan...
09/03/2021

Ben And The Smugglers

“Ab in die Badewanne!”, Ben’s mother insists. The overseas visitors are arriving soon. Ben reluctantly obeys but no sooner has the twelve year old closed the bathroom door than his vivid imagination starts working. His weekly bath turns into a fantastic, larger than life, action-packed adventure involving himself, two smugglers and a young girl called Lisa. Will the smugglers find the accidental stowaway? Will Ben be able to contact the authorities and convince them about the illegal cargo? And what is Lisa’s part in all this?

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... and we are still waiting for the Theaters to be opened again....... und wir warten immer noch auf die Wiedereröffnun...
19/02/2021

... and we are still waiting for the Theaters to be opened again....

... und wir warten immer noch auf die Wiedereröffnung der Theater.....

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Happy Birthday Anja Scollin! 🎉Today we celebrate the birthday of one of Platypus Theater's founders. In 1985, together w...
16/02/2021

Happy Birthday Anja Scollin! 🎉

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of Platypus Theater's founders. In 1985, together with Peter Scollin, she founded Platypus Theater. Since then, she performed in and directed numerous Platypus productions. She helped build up the Platypus theater both on an organizational and artistic level.

Congratulations! 🎭🌟💐

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Who else can't wait to be able to go to the Theater again?Wer kann es auch kaum erwarten, wieder ins Theater gehen zu kö...
15/02/2021

Who else can't wait to be able to go to the Theater again?

Wer kann es auch kaum erwarten, wieder ins Theater gehen zu können?

#platypustheater #kindertheater #jungendtheater #berlin #whattodoinberlin #childrenstheater #berlinmitkind #kita #grundschule #performance #freieszene #theater #bilingual #actor #musicaltheater #actress #drama #schauspieler #schauspielerin #theaterforyoungaudiences #theaterfürkinder #toitoitoi #bildung

Meet the actors of The Tortilla Curtain:Andrea Pani Laura: from an artistic family from Lima, Latin America. Completed h...
12/02/2021

Meet the actors of The Tortilla Curtain:

Andrea Pani Laura: from an artistic family from Lima, Latin America. Completed her actor training in Berlin and since then has acted in numerous national and international film and theatre productions and has been involved in German productions in festivals throughout Europe and Asia. Since 2013, she has been working for the Latin American desk / editorial team at Deutsche Welle TV.

Ona Nurkkala - is a Finnish-Australian actress. She graduated from Theatre Nepean (UWS, Sydney) in 2003 and has worked for various theatre companies in Australia (Ensemble Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre). She has been living in Berlin since 2010.

Ruben Bravo: plays Candido and Jose and has been welcomed to The Tortilla Curtain team in 2017

Peter Scollin - Founding member of English Theater Platypus. Born in Adelaide, South Australia. Trained as an actor in Melbourne and performed in independent theater groups before coming to Berlin in 1982. Performed mainly in German for young children between 1985 and 1991. From 1991 ‘till now Peter has performed in many of the Platypus plays.

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... some reviews on The Tortilla Curtain:DER TAGESSPIEGEL„(…)Scollins Hauptmotivation war die ungebrochene Aktualität de...
10/02/2021

... some reviews on The Tortilla Curtain:

DER TAGESSPIEGEL
„(…)Scollins Hauptmotivation war die ungebrochene Aktualität der Einwanderergeschichte zwischen Mexiko und Südkalifornien sowie die Übertragbarkeit des Stoffes auf EU-Verhältnisse. Dabei gelingt es ihm und seinen vier Darstellern im BKA Theater, Boyles zeitgenössische Version von Steinbecks „Früchte des Zorns“ mit einfachen Mitteln in ein kurzweiliges Kammerspiel zu verwandeln.(…) Wie würde man selbst als liberaler und toleranter Zeitgenosse reagieren, wenn die Einwanderer plötzlich vor der eigenen Haustür stünde – das ist die didaktische Frage hinter Buch und Stück: Solidarität oder Konkurrenz? Theater nicht nur für die als Zielgruppe anvisierten Gymnasiasten.”

ZITTY BERLIN
„(…)Anja Scollins Inszenierung der von Peter Scollin erstellten Textfassung für Englisch-Schülerinnen und -Schüler der Sekundarstufe II begeht zum Glück nicht den Fehler, aus der vermeintlich authentischen Perspektive der Migranten zu reden. Sie verwässert die Geschichte nicht mit kitschiger Moral, sondern verlässt sich in Konrad Schallers effektivem Bühnenbild aus Kartonsteinen auf die darstellerische Kraft ihres Ensembles.(…)“

EXBERLINER
“(…)die Schauspieler leisten tolle Arbeit die komplexe Ideologie und Emotionen einer manchmal allzu vereinfachten Einwanderungsdebatte darzustellen. (…) Diese Produktion zeigt, dass sie (Platypus Theater) auch intelligente, dramaturgisch gut strukturierte Stücke für Erwachsene inszenieren können.“

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The Tortilla CurtainIllegal immigration - a microcosmic examination of poverty and wealth. An upper middle class housing...
08/02/2021

The Tortilla Curtain

Illegal immigration - a microcosmic examination of poverty and wealth.

An upper middle class housing estate on the outskirts of Los Angeles - Delaney Mossbacher and his wife, Kyra, are living out the modern American Dream. Delaney is a writer and houseman and Kyra sells real estate. But when Delaney runs over an illegal Mexican immigrant who is camping with his partner in the nearby canyon, their peaceful lifestyle is suddenly disturbed. Delaney doesn´t report the car accident. The consequences of this denial are far reaching. The lives of the two illegal Mexicans, Cándido and Amárica are also turned upside down. Being injured Cándido is unable to work. Having no food and no money, Cándido´s pregnant young partner, América, is forced to search for work in the cut-throat world of the illegal immigrants. The steadily growing illegal immigrant population is disturbing the peace of the whole housing estate and plans are being made about how to keep them out …

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Meet the actors of Top Card Camilla:Florian Korty - finished his Degree "Advanced Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen...
22/01/2021

Meet the actors of Top Card Camilla:

Florian Korty - finished his Degree "Advanced Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen" at the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television Sydney in 2013. Florian is also part of 'Duotone', a duo that he manages together with his colleague Bernard J. Butler. He is also actively involved in different social institutions, e.g. z. B. the Ricam-Hospice in Neukölln or the Berliner Aids-Hilfe.

Judith Shoemaker - was born in 1990 in Berlin to an American mother and British father, she is bilingual German-English. She trained at the Actor's Space Berlin and Fritz Kirchhoff Acting School Berlin as well as the William Esper Studio in New York City. She worked for (amongst others): Vagantenbühne Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. Deutsche Oper Berlin and starred in various films and commercials.

Liz Erber - is a theater and dance artist, working regularly as an actor, performer, choreographer and teacher. She has been creating original works for stage, video and site specific locations since 2003, and regularly organizes artist gatherings and performance events in Berlin. Originally from the USA, she has lived in Berlin since 2008.

Sebastian Matthias Weissbach - 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 and has since worked as an actor, writer and director. He has had various roles in short cinema and TV films, and has appeared in commercials. He has a background in martial arts, is a passionate climber, and an excellent fencer and marksman.

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a bit more from Top Card Camilla! #platypustheater #kindertheater #jungendtheater #berlin #whattodoinberlin #childrensth...
20/01/2021

a bit more from Top Card Camilla!

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Top Card CamillaA bilingual play about a very special collection. Finn and Lukas are obsessed with their new “Power Race...
18/01/2021

Top Card Camilla

A bilingual play about a very special collection.

Finn and Lukas are obsessed with their new “Power Race” trading cards. The boys fight over the most sought after card, “Camilla the Dancing Warrior”. In the scuffle, this and the “Martia Assassina” card are torn in half. Little do the boys know that by doing this, they bring these two powerful characters to life. Finn must help “Princess Camilla” in her quest to escape the deadly “Martia Assassina”. His daily life becomes an adventure, as he takes Camilla home, goes to school with her and introduces her to his friends. It’s a race against the clock: In order to defeat Martia Assassina, Camilla needs a ladybird, a horseshoe and a four leaf clover. Can the two find Camilla’s three lucky charms in time, or will Martia Assassina become Queen?

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Meet the actors of Fox:@onurkkala  @joshspriggs  @marceladiasp  @jeanettehubert  @charmainegormanactress Edvard Lammervo...
15/01/2021

Meet the actors of Fox:

@onurkkala @joshspriggs @marceladiasp @jeanettehubert @charmainegormanactress

Edvard Lammervo - Edvard comes from Finland, where he also studied theater acting and performing arts. He has a vast experience both on stage and in front of the camera, in various styles and projects, also as a writer or director.

Ona Nurkkala - is a Finnish-Australian actress. She graduated from Theatre Nepean (UWS, Sydney) in 2003 and has worked for various theatre companies in Australia (Ensemble Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre).
She has been living in Berlin since 2010. @onurkkala

Marcela Dias - Marcela Dias is a brazilian actress and singer, with a postgraduate degree in Musical Theater by UniRio (2010). Studied at the acting school Teatro Tablado (Rio de Janeiro, 2007-2010) and at Escola Técnica Estadual de Teatro Martins Pena (2012-2013). Moved to Berlin in 2016.

Jeanette Hubert - 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. She studied Musicpedagogy in Social Work at the Fachhochschule Clara Hoffbauer Potsdam.

Joshua Spriggs - Joshua is an Actor, Voice-Over Artist, Theatre Maker and Educator. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London, with a BA (Hons) in European Theatre Arts; a specialised course for contemporary Theatre Makers. In 2015, Joshua moved to Berlin to work with Platypus Theatre on an Erasmus internship and has since made Berlin his home.

And a shout out to our lovely original cast member Charmaine Gorman who is the original Fox!

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FOX - A stage adaption of the novel FOX by Matthew SweeneyGerard has moved with his parents from the country to the city...
13/01/2021

FOX - A stage adaption of the novel FOX by Matthew Sweeney

Gerard has moved with his parents from the country to the city. In his old school he’d often been in trouble because of his bad temper. In the new school things don’t start out much better and Gerard dreams of being elsewhere. During his bike rides through the city, Gerard gets to know a homeless man who has an unusual companion – a fox!

Gerard is fascinated by the duo, but also faced with many questions – How does the man live? Why is he living on the street and why does he have a tame fox? When the man suddenly disappears, Gerard sets out to find him…

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Happy New Year 🥳Let’s make the most of 2021! Best wishes for health, peace and prosperity!
02/01/2021

Happy New Year 🥳
Let’s make the most of 2021! Best wishes for health, peace and prosperity!

The Platypus family wishes you a joyous holiday and peaceful time! #platypustheater #happyholidays #kindertheater #freie...
25/12/2020

The Platypus family wishes you a joyous holiday and peaceful time!

#platypustheater #happyholidays #kindertheater #freieszene #frohesfest🎄 #kindertheaterberlin #bilingual #toitoitoi #theaterfürkinder #performance #childrenstheatre #childrenstheater

Anja and Peter Scollin, the founders of Platypus Theater, are wishing you a wonderful holiday season! 🎭 🎄#platypustheate...
24/12/2020

Anja and Peter Scollin, the founders of Platypus Theater, are wishing you a wonderful holiday season! 🎭 🎄

#platypustheater #happyholidays #happyholidays2020 #frohesfest🎄 #kindertheater #freieszene #freieszeneberlin #kindertheaterberlin #bilingual #toitoitoi #theaterfürkinder #performance #childrenstheater #childrenstheatre

Season’s greetings from the entire Platypus Theater Team. We hope you have fun in this holiday period with your family a...
22/12/2020

Season’s greetings from the entire Platypus Theater Team. We hope you have fun in this holiday period with your family and friends. Happy Holidays!

#platypustheater #happyholidays #kindertheater #freieszene #frohesfest🎄 #kindertheaterberlin #bilingual #toitoitoi #theaterfürkinder #performance #childrenstheatre #childrenstheater

Meet the actors of See You Later Navigator:Brea Robertson - Originally from Australia, Brea Robertson is a theatre perfo...
18/12/2020

Meet the actors of See You Later Navigator:

Brea Robertson - Originally from Australia, Brea Robertson is a theatre performer, applied theatre practitioner and singer/songwriter. Has lived in Berlin for three years now, mainly working as a theatre facilitator with organisations such as InterACT English and the TUSCH program, alongside travelling with her music.

Joshua Spriggs - Joshua is an Actor, Voice-Over Artist, Theatre Maker and Educator. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London, with a BA (Hons) in European Theatre Arts; a specialised course for contemporary Theatre Makers. In 2015, Joshua moved to Berlin to work with Platypus Theatre on an Erasmus internship and has since made Berlin his home.

Mala Ghedia - Mala Ghedia is an Australian-born actor and filmmaker of Indian background. After earning her BA in Communications at Nepean University, Mala relocated to London where she trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts. Alongside her stage and screen work, Mala is a sought-after voice artist, having worked on many projects including audiobooks, animation, film dubbing and commercials.

Peter Scollin - Founding member of English Theater Platypus. Born in Adelaide, South Australia. Trained as an actor in Melbourne and performed in independent theater groups before coming to Berlin in 1982. Performed mainly in German for young children between 1985 and 1991. From 1991 ‘till now Peter has performed in many of the Platypus plays.

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OPEN CALL Platypus Theater requires professional actors who live in Berlin for multiple roles of native English speaking characters (male and female) for upcoming productions. The applicants should be interested in working for young audiences. For the production of 2021 we are looking for two actors (playing age 17 – 40). In collaboration with the author the team will devise a play. Rehearsal period: 8.8. – 7.10.2021 and 7.6. - 11.6. 2021. We acknowledge the minimum wage policy from LAFT Berlin for artists. We rehearse Mo - Fri 10 - 16.00 hrs. at Theaterhaus Mitte (Wednesday often free). After the premiere there will be approx. 1 - 4 morning performances per month. Please send your CV to [email protected], for more information call 030 61401920, www.platypus-theater.de, auditions will be held on April 1 and 10.