Christiane is a british actress, improvisor, storyteller, comedian. tokyo based, globally free.
A delightfully self-indulgent page, where I can feel proud of my achievements.
Trained in several schools of improv, she has performed improv and scripted plays on stages in Tokyo, NYC, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, and Bangalore. She has taught and coached improv and communications workshops in Tokyo, Bangalore and the UK.
Christiane’s recent acting work has seen her in Japan’s favourite Shin-Godzilla movie, American Express world-wide TV commercial, provided the voices for several game characters, and she is the face and body for another 2 world-wide video games. She feels she secured these because of her experience in improv.
Her secret superpower is listening and observing, be that when coaching or performing. A sponge that soaks everything in and plays it for the truth of the moment, not for easy laughs. And some say she’s naturally funny, though you’ll have to be the judge of that.
Since December 2016, she’s gotten into storytelling. Big style. Not only hosting her own monthly comedy storytelling interrogation show in Tokyo (Perfect Liars Club Tokyo), but also performing her stories whilst on her travels. She regularly plays on stage in Tokyo with the Tokyo Comedy Store and the Pirates of Tokyo Bay, and performs standup around the city. (See the Events page for all her performances.)
Christiane is also a trainer and coach. She uses improv and more traditional techniques to empower and motivate people to discover new ways to communicate so that they can approach life & business with confidence and creativity. www.lotus.consulting
Loves: mountains, cheese, cucumber, salad cream, yoga, smiling whilst walking.
Dislikes: disorganisation, natto, anchovies, underestimating the temperature and the clothing required to keep warm.
The Diary of Anne Frank (by Francis Goodrich), MrsEdith Frank (Lead / British accent), Tokyo International Players, Dir: Jonah Hagans
The Dresser (by Ronald Harwood), Her Ladyship (Lead / British accent), Black Stripe Theater, Dir: Keiko Tsuneda
Little Women (by Louisa May Alcott), Marmee March (Lead / American accent), Tokyo International Players, Dir: Alysha Haran
Confusions (by Alan Ayckbourn), Mrs Pearce (Lead / British accent), Black Stripe Theater, Dir: Ieja Zin, Rodger Sonomura
Our Town (by Thornton Wilder), Mrs Webb (Lead / American accent), Independent Production, Dir: C Chailey
Big River: The adventures of Huck Finn (musical & adaptation from Mark Twain), Aunt Sally / Ensemble (Supporting / South American Accent), Tokyo International Players, Dir: Hannah Grace
The Secret Garden (musical by Marsha Norman), Mrs Medlock (Supporting / Northern British accent), Tokyo International Players, Dir: Alysha Haran
Romeo & Juliet, Lady Montague / The Apothecary (Supporting / Old woman caricature), Tokyo International Players, Dir: Wendell Harrison
Cinderella (pantomime / musical), Cinderella (Lead), Independent Production, Dir: R Seamore
Sweeney Todd (by Sondheim), Assistant Director
TV & FILM stuff
Video Game Company 1, project in progress
Video Game Company 2, project in progress
American Express, World-wide TV commercial
Cool Japan, NHK, regular off-site reporter and in-studio contributor
Shin-Godzilla (release: 2016), Karen Heath (Nuclear Researcher), TOHO. Dir: Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi
Vancouver no Asahi, Wealthy Canadian woman, TOHO. Dir: Yuya Ishii
Human Chair, Miss Granger, YouTube / Legendary Pictures, Dir: Rodger Sonomura
Things to do in Tokyo, Kelly (Real Estate Agent), Independent Film, Dir: James Morton
Epitah, Mother, Independent Film, Dir: Lukas Tokuda
Noblesse (Korean anime), Character: Ik Han, Woo, Writer: Son Jae Ho
Mitsubishi Motors, CM
IBM, VP Narration
The Flying Carpet, children’s storybook narration and character voices, Labo Teaching Center, Japan
NHK & BBC, Narration: Various documentaries
Omotenashi Tourist Navigation, Narration
English Reader for College Students, Narration and character voices (Alice in Wonderland), Published: Saytosha / Kanagawa University
Independent productions, Various female & male video game characters, story narration with character voices
Moments Around The World