I am Petra Brockmann. I initially got involved with amateur theatre back in 1984 when I was a member of DUETS, the English-speaking drama group at university in Duisburg, my home town. I then lost touch with theatre but perfected my English language skills while studying and working in London for four years. More than ten years after my return to Germany, I moved to Bonn for romantic reasons and came across The Bonn Players. That was a welcome mix of meeting new people in a new town and getting involved in part of the English-speaking community. I am not sure that being on stage is really my cup of tea, but I enjoy hosting the play reading group once a month. This group is one of the “feasibility laboratories“ of The Bonn Players, which at the same time provides an easier entry level for new people to get involved with us. We are always on the lookout for suggestions of scripts we can read, because the next production is always just around the corner.
As I have a full-time job and work several weekends a year as an interpreter, lack of time is mainly the reason why I am not able to get involved much with backstage work; being a member of the committee is therefore a welcome opportunity for me to contribute to the fantastic work of The Bonn Players on a more flexible basis.