My passion is creating and embodying as many different characters as possible by transforming physically and vocally to tell their unique stories.
After earning a B.A. in theatre, my training at École Jacques Lecoq, Paris, a two-year M.F.A.-equivalent professional acting program, intensified my joy for metamorphosis and play in my acting.
As a professional actor for more than two decades, I love collaborating and devising original work, ensemble-based theatre, directing, site-specific theatre, documentary theatre, film acting and film making.
I have performed in English, my native language; German; and French.
SHOWREEL | Film Clips from: No Bark All Bite, DFFB, Kiss One directed by Alejandro Marcos, The Bride, written by Kristi Hughes, co-directed by Agnès Guipont, Nicolai Neon Noir, Wendezeit (1989 -A Spy Story) directed by Sven Bohse,
Wendezeit, (1989 - A Spy Story): Director Sven Bohse. Opening film at the 2019 Ludwigshafen Festival of German Films. Broadcast on German national TV, on Das Erste, in November 2019 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Let Me Count the Ways that I Love Thee, co-created and written by Karl Sorensen and Kristi Hughes, Recklinghausen Ruhrfestspiele, Germany
TheatreFragile - Mask Theatre in Public Spaces: Co-Artistic Directors: Marianne Cornil, Luzie Ackers. Mask Design: Luzie Ackers. Company member, collaborator, workshop instructor, mask performer. 2009-2019. European-wide tours. Pieces include:
Wir treffen uns im Paradies
Himmel in Sicht
Anton, Luka und Benjamin
War Horse - Gefährten, Theater des Westens, Berlin. The first foreign language production of the Laurence Olivier & Tony Award-winning show from the National Theatre. Director: Polly Findlay (National Theatre), Puppetry director: Mervyn Millar, (National Theatre, Handspring Puppet Company, Significant Object), Movement director: Toby Sedgwick, Music directors: John Tams and Adrian Sutton, Producer: Simone Linhof - Stage Entertainment.
Mia & Me, international animated series. Voice of animated character Lola, Season 3, “Who Is the Liar?” Hahn & m4e Productions
“Kristi is not only an exemplary company member but a remarkable performer in her own right. Her skill, tenacity and extremely admirable work ethic mean that she creates sharply individual, detailed character work. Kristi is also an extremely diverse performer.”
- Polly Findlay, director, National Theatre London
“Kristi's ability to physically and psychologically take on such a tremendously different character from herself and to play so truthfully surprised and fascinated our audiences.” -Günther Grosser, artistic director, English Theatre Berlin