Early Bird
Programming from the Community

Bridge Markland: nathan in the box

Nathan the Wise for the Pop Music Generation
Bridge Markland

Bridge Markland expertly juggles classic lines of text and pop music quotes and, in doing so, quite incidentally turns fixed role attributions on their head.  In doing so, she moves quickly between performance, puppetry and playback, dusting off classic material for a broad audience. Lessing’s parable about humanity and tolerance places human beings in the focus and not their origin or even their religion - and is thus more contemporary than ever before.


Playing times
We 25.05 10:00 - 11:15 Fr 27.05 20:00 - 21:15 Sa 28.05 16:00 - 17:15

75 min

Admission price

15 € | 10 € reduced

Ticket notes

Reservation: karten [at]

The performance will be held in German.


Idea, sound collage, co-direction & performance: Bridge Markland
Co-direction & dramaturgy: Nils Foerster
sound design: Tom Hornig
Puppets, costume & props: Eva Garland
Press photos: Manuela Schneider

Voice actors: Iris Boss (as Daja), Cora Frost (as Sittah), Lance Girard (as Dervish), Markus von Lingen (as Temple Lord), Thomas Nicolai (as Sultan Saladin/ Patriarch), Ingo Volkmer (as Nathan), Ewa Ziegenbein (as Recha), Frank Zimmermann (as Monastery Brother)


Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR / #TakeAction.



Bridge Markland

The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of role play and transformation. An artist who crosses all boundaries between dance, theater, performance, cabaret and puppet performance with ease.



Caligariplatz 1, 13086 Berlin