guest artists & crew
Playmate is delighted to say British/Icelandic actress Karen Olrich-White plays the lead role of the charming title character in "Sylvia" by A. R. Gurney (2020). Karen got her acting & performance degree at Cogan Academy of Dramatic Arts, UK. Karen moved to Malmö to persue her career after performing in film, theatre and fringe in London and the UK. She is now making her mark in film in Scandinavia.
Director Paul Glaser, from the English Theatre of Hamburg, the oldest private, professional English language theatre in Germany, has a strong list of international theatre credits behind him, he directed among others "Thrill Me" by Stephen Dolginoff at West End’s Jermyn Street Theatre.
Swedish-born Paul Glaser will also be remembered by audiences in Malmö as a successful musical theatre artist, as Tony in Westside Story at Slagthuset, Jack in Into the Woods, from Kinateatern in Stockholm, from SVT series Solstollarna and more. HAP marks his return to Swedish theatre, this time as director and for an English-language play, after many years of Paul working internationally and all over Germany as musical theatre artist, composer and director for the theatre.
British director/actor/writer Joseph Sherlock directs "Sylvia" for Playmate (2020), Now based in Copenhagen, he started directing in Australia, with new playwrights in found spaces; has worked on award-winning one act plays , large scale musical theatre, straight drama and ensemble comedy. Joseph has taught performance and Shakespeare in China, the Czech Republic, the UK, Denmark and also writes and performs comedy. Joseph is currently directing contemporary theatre for HIT in Copenhagen and is a HIT Lab acting coach.
German-Czech actress Jana Pulkrabek is a writer, director and producer for theatre and film. Jana studied in New York at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, was a regular guest intern at The Actor’s Studio with Ellen Burstyn, Eli Wallach, Lee Grant, Arthur Penn. Lead roles in New York, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Malmö include: “Secret Deliriums of a rented mind”, “Old Times”, “The Clean House”, “The Lover”, “Slapstick Sherlock”, “Lovers, Authors and other Strangers”, Yulia in “No Exit-Reloaded”; roles in film and tv include “Ich heirate meine Frau”, “Occasus”, “Nocturnal Ecstasy”.
Jana plays joint lead in "HAP" by BAFTA award-winning John Foster (2021).
Anna Iau, our light & sound wizard designer and backstage crew for “Sylvia” is a highly qualified theatre sound designer, video artist, LX designer and technician, from Spain. Anna is also an experienced stage manager, who has worked successfully in theatres in Spain, Norway, the UK and now Sweden. .