Ilse graduated from the International Theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She also trained together with Jack Waltzer, lifetime member of the Actors Studio and several other workshops and trainings (full CV under her portret). She worked and performed with different theatre companies such as the International theatre company Theatre Hotel Courage, Bewegingskunst, International Theatre Company Krumple, Le Petit 8, Teatro Punto and Theatre L’epee de Bois where she played the main role at the Cartoucherie de Vincennes in Paris, directed by Antonio Diaz-Florien.  

As her passion for writing grew stronger over time, she decided to create her first ‘long’ solo called ‘My Electric House’ with music composed by Mascha van Nieuwkerk and Vincent Vernerie as stage advisor. The first viewing of the show was presented in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.

Movies that touched Ilse: Nights of Cabiria by Federico Fellini,  Arrival by Denis Villeneuve, Scent of a woman by Martin Brest, As it is in heaven by Kay Pollak, My life as a dog by Lasse Hallström, Centaur by Aktan Arym Kubat,  Dog day afternoon by Sidney Lumet, and the documentary My Octopus Teacher by Pippa Ehrlich.

“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.

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