Paper theater

Starring: the paper
Since 1995 the Papiertheater has been exploring the visual, acoustic and dramatic potential of this very material. A huge paper surface stretches across the stage and stands between audience and actors: it serves as a screen that could be painted or projected onto, a wall where holes and windows are cut or torn from, a surface that gives birth to objects by being fold and bent. The shows are based on visual language and therefore do not need many words.

Co-starring: the scissors
The Papiertheater is a company and thrives on the collaboration of various art forms: musicians, sculptors, puppeteers and storytellers engage in paper affairs. The results travel around the earth.

Backstage: the publishing house
The Papiertheater runs its own publishing company: Erlesene Bücher (Exquisite Books) , which focuses on selling hand-made unica at booksellers’ prices. For orders or inquiries please contact the Papiertheater.

Waiting in the wardrobe: the good ideas
The Papiertheater is also competent in elaborating exhibition concepts and other projects that emphasise space, be it in a national or international context.

The scissors: the most faithful member, with cutting edge abilities.
They are naturals and cosmopolitans.

Martin Ellrodt: theatre projects, storyteller at home and abroad

Kristina Feix: graduate of the Ernst Busch Hochschule, Berlin.
Engagements as puppeteer and director.
Co-founder of Theater Lakritz and Theater Kranevit.

Florian Volkmann: Scuola Teatro Dimitri, Versoio / Switzerland
Graduate of Konservatorium Luzern, Switzerland

Johannes Volkmann: apprenticeship as sculptor in Oberammergau
Figurentheater-Kolleg, Bochum
Graduate of the Nuremberg academy of arts

Jörg Baesecke: director and puppeteer. Founder of „Kleinste Bühne der Welt“ and „Rebus-Theater“, Pullach

Debussy Trio München

Bettina Fuchs (flute): graduate of the Richard-Strauss Konservatorium Munich
Master class with Peter Lukas Graf in Basle / Switzerland
Director of a music school

Rosmarie Schmid-Münster (harp): graduate of the Hochschule für Musik, Munich
Master class
Further training with Pierre Jamet
Member of the Bamberger Symphoniker

Gunter Pretzel (viola): violin studies in Hamburg and Berlin
Viola soloist at the Münchner Kammerorchester
Member of the Münchner Philharmoniker


Awards and Performances