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Live Improv Q&A and Chat with Kristen Sprick
August 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
World renowned improviser, Kristen Sprick from Hamburg), joins UP’s Artistic Director, Randy Dixon on Saturday 8/1 at 1:00 pm to discuss theater, improv and the Orcas Island Project. Sprick is a member of Hidden Shakespeare, one of the most prominent improvisational theater groups in Germany
Facebook live improv education event. Free and open to all! 8/1 1:00 PT NOTE: This will be LIVE on UP’s Facebook page
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Kirsten Sprick completed her acting training in Hamburg from 1986 to 1989 . She subsequently received various grants, including a. for acting classes in Los Angeles. Later she specialized in her theater work in particular performance and improvisation.
Since 1989 she has worked as an actress and singer on theaters and on television. After her training, she was first in the season 1989/90 Theater Lüneburg committed, where she performed in children’s plays, musicals and classical theater roles. She played there u. a. Princess Rea in Romulus the Great (1990) and Susanne in Figaro divorced (1990). This was followed by engagements at the Hamburg Ohnsorgtheater (1991), Kampnagel (1992) and the Hamburg Schmidt Theater.
Then she was mainly active in the Hamburg free theater scene. In 1993 she belonged to u. a. together with Mignon Remé , to the co-founders of the Hamburg improvisation theater Hidden Shakespeare”, of which she has been a member since. She took part in numerous improvisation theater festivals with the ensemble, for example in Berlin , Amsterdam , Copenhagen , Seattle and Harare. From 1998  to 2009 she played regularly at Hamburger everyone in the warehouse district. From 2006 to 2008 she appeared at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg as a mother in the play Das Mädchen aus der Streichholzfabrik (director: Andreas Kriegenburg ); in 2007 the production received the Körber Foundation Theater Prize.   then guested also at the Theater at the station in Graz (2010-2015), again at the Schmidt Theater (2015; as Berta in The King of the neighborhood, directed by Corny Littmann ) and at the Hamburg Theater Ship (January 2017 ).
Sprick also took on some film and television roles. In the film comedy Everything on Sugar! (2004) she was seen as a taxi driver. As the second actress of the Bettina, she played for several years in the children’s series Sesame Street. Opened in the television series Sundays (1995; as secretary Maria Hansen), double duty (1996; as Karin Nossek, the wife of a bank robber), Lindenstrasse (1999) and in SOKO Cologne (2007; as Cordelia König, the adult daughter of a sprightly pensioner and classic car fans who disagree with their father’s elaborate lifestyle).
In January 2017 (episodes: 2353-2357), Sprick appeared in a supporting role in the television series Rote Rosen . She played Freda Strohm, the ex-wife of the Lüneburg hotelier Holger Mielitzer ( David C. Bunners ) and mother of the main character Patrick Mielitzer ( Constantin Lücke ).
Since 2004 she has been working as a lecturer in drama, improvisation, vocal interpretation, and musical at the Joop van den Ende Academy in Hamburg.In addition, it operates as an acting coach and as a trainer for managers and employees.
In addition to her work as an actress, Sprick also worked as a speaker for radio plays and audio books, among others a. in productions by WDR, NDR, and for Studio Hamburg .
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