Ilse Krabben has had an interest in theatre, acting and creation from an early age. When she was introduced to the work of Jacques Lecoq, she decided that was the time to embark on her journey. She graduated from the Lecoq school in Paris in 2013. After that, she trained with Jack Waltzer, a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. She went on to take a camera workshop by Mimoun Oaïssa and a workshop by Scott Jackson from the Pacific Resident Theatre of Los Angeles in 2014.
Since then, she has worked and performed with different theatre companies such as the International Theatre Company Theatre Hotel Courage, Bewegingskunst in Amsterdam, Theatre L’epee de Bois at the Cartoucherie in Paris and Le Petit 8 in France. She started with an internship with Teatro Punto, with which she traveled to Germany, England, Italy, Spain, and America. She holds dual nationalities; Dutch and French, and speaks Dutch, English and French fluently.
In 2013, she played the main role in the production, Le Malade Imaginaire, at the Cartoucherie de Vincennes in Paris, directed by Antonio Diaz-Florien. The year after that, she was on the stage with the show, On Ces Pas d’Ou Ça Vient, performed in Paris, as well as a variety of performances with Theatre Hotel Courage. She also performed a solo in Paris and played in several short movies and one long movie. Besides acting she also writes columns and articles for different magazines as well as short stories.
As her passion for writing grew stronger over time, she decided to pursue writing and make her first ‘long’ solo called, My Electric House, with music composed by Mascha van Nieuwkerk and Vincent Vernerie as the stage advisor. The first viewing of the show was presented in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht in October 2016. The show is due for a multi-country tour with performances set in French and English. She currently also teaches Theatre to children in different schools in Amsterdam and Paris.
“Ilse Krabben is a comedic and dramatic force of nature. Rarely have I met an artist so uncompromising in her commitment to honesty, and boundless in her creativity. There’s more to Ilse then meets the eye.”
~ Jon Levin, Co-Artistic Director, Sinking Ship Productions, NYC.