Kathrin Blüchert

puppeteer and actress

After finishing school, this native of Berlin worked as an artistic assistant as well as in various dance theatre projects. She graduated from the Faculty of Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" Berlin). Various engagements took her to the Theatre of the Arts in Zurich, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Theater des Lachens in Frankfurt/Oder. From 2003 to 2005 she was a member of the Theater Waidspeicher ensemble. Following this she worked freelance. From 2009 to 2012 she was an actress and puppeteer with Theater Naumburg/Saale. From August 2013 onwards Kathrin Blüchert is once more a member of the Theater Waidspeicher ensemble, where she has appeared in more than 20 productions since then.

In the season 2020/2021 she appears in:

Vier Märchen von Himmel und Erde (Four Tales of Heaven and Earth)
Abends zieht der Mond die Strümpfe aus (The Moon takes his Socks off at Night)
Als mein Vater ein Busch wurde und ich meinen Namen verlor (The Day my Father became a Bush)
Animalisten (Animalists)
Das kalte Herz (Heart of Stone)
Die Abenteuer von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn)
Die sieben Raben (The Seven Ravens)
Leon Pirat (Leon, the Pirate)

Karoline Vogel

puppeteer and actress
(on parental leave)

Karoline Vogel was born in Wittenberg in 1986. She studied at the Faculty of Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin). She performed in productions at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and the Cabaret Theater "Distel" in Berlin.
Since the season 2014/2015 she has been a member of Theater Waidspeicher ensemble, where she has appeared in 14 productions since then, such as My Slightly Strange Friend Walter, King Lear, The Wooden Horse, The Master and Margarita, Love of Seven Dolls, Knight Tristan and Princess Isolde.

She also works freelance as dubbing actors.

Heinrich Bennke

puppeteer and actor

Heinrich Bennke was born in Schwerin in 1987. He graduated from the Faculty of Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin). He performed with the "Berliner Ensemble" and with the Cabaret Theater "Distel" in Berlin. Since the season 2013/14 he has been a member of Theater Waidspeicher ensemble, where he has appeared in 18 productions since then.

He also works freelance as dubbing actors.

In the season 2020/2021 he appears in:

Animalisten (Animalists)
Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln (Atlas of Remote Islands)
Das kalte Herz (Heart of Stone)
Die Abenteuer von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn)
Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes (The Journey to the Centre of the Woods)
Die sieben Raben (The Seven Ravens)

Paul Günther

puppeteer and actor

Paul Günther was born in Meiningen in 1960. He graduated from the Faculty of Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts, (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin). As a puppeteer he was engaged at Theater Waidspeicher Erfurt, Staatstheater Meiningen and from 2001 to 2009 at Theater Naumburg. As a director he worked with theatres and artists in Basel, Stuttgart, Zurich and Berlin. Paul Günther has been engaged by Theater Waidspeicher since the beginning of the season 2009/2010. Here he has appeared in 44 productions for children, young people and adults so far.

In the season 2020/2021 he appears in:

Vier Märchen von Himmel und Erde (Four Tales of Heaven and Earth)
Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln (Atlas of Remote Islands)
Die Abenteuer von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn)
Das kalte Herz (Heart of Stone)
Kasper Mütze: Wie man einen Riesen foppt (Casper Wool Hat: How to fool a Giant)
Leon Pirat (Leon, the Pirate)

Tomas Mielentz

puppeteer and actor

Tomas Mielentz was born in Meißen in 1966. After finishing an apprenticeship and working as a fitter for locomotives he studied scenery and puppetry. He graduated from the Faculty of Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts, (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin). Tomas Mielentz has been working at Theater Waidspeicher since 1995. He has been performing in more than 60 productions for children and adults since then.

In the season 2020/2021 he appears in:

Vier Märchen von Himmel und Erde (Four Tales of Heaven and Earth)
Abends zieht der Mond die Strümpfe aus (The Moon takes his Socks off at Night)
Animalisten (Animalists)
Das kalte Herz (Heart of Stone)
Die sieben Raben (The Seven Ravens)
Monsieur Ibrahim und die Blumen des Koran (Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran)
Rumpelstilzchen (Rumpelstiltskin)

Maurice Voß

puppeteer and actor

Maurice Voß was born in Berlin in 1994. He graduated from the Faculty of Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin). As a student he performed with Puppentheater Magdeburg“ und Schaubude Berlin, he had guest performances at Figurentheaterhaus Hannover, Das Weite Theater Berlin, Puppentheater Halle and the International Figurentheaterfestival in Wels. Since the season 2019/2020 he has been a member of Theater Waidspeicher ensemble, where he has appeared in 4 productions so far.

In the season 2020/2021 he appears in:

Vier Märchen von Himmel und Erde (Four Tales of Heaven and Earth)
Animalisten (Animalists)
Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln (Atlas of Remote Islands)
Rumpelstilzchen (Rumpelstiltskin)