Bridge Markland


The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of roleplay and transformation. An artist who effortlessly crosses boundaries between dance, theatre, performance, cabaret and puppet theatre.
Her speciality are transgender-performances in which the audience can experience the change of woman to man (or vice versa).
Markland is a pioneer of drag and gender performance in Germany and organized Drag-King events, tours and festivals between 1994 - 2002.
She showed her short and long productions in Germany, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.

Her main focus are collages of classical German theatre pieces with pop music – performed as lip-synced solos using role change and puppets: schiller in the box (German) about life and work of poet Friedrich Schiller, faust in the box (German), faust in the box (English) after Goethes Faust (part 1), krug in the box (German) Heinrich von Kleist: The broken Jug, räuber in the box (German) after Friedrich Schiller: The Robbers, robbers in the box (english) after Friedrich Schiller: The Robbers / Die Räuber. leonce + lena in the box (German) after Georg Büchner: Leonce and Lena had it's premiere in 2014 and was funded by Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin - Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten + Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.

Other focus points of her work are:
Short performances which deal with themes of drag shows, gender transformations, erotics, striptease, audience interactions, dance.

Performer, dancer, actress with other companies:
Actress + Clown with: Platypus Theater childrens and young peoples theatre company ----
among others