Irene Christ is a German actress, theatre director and lecturer, who has worked in various prestigious theatres such as Schauspielhaus Bochum, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Volksbühne Berlin, and with several well known directors including Leander Haussmann, Dimiter Gotscheff and in New York with Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox.
More recently she has been working at the Schlosspark Theater in Berlin.
Between 2002 and 2009 she ran her own theatre company Actinghouse Productions in Malta. In 2019 Irene directed the stage version of ‚Pope Joan‘, as part of the Malta International Arts Festival, co-produced by Teatru Malta (National Theatre).
She teaches at one of the top German Academies of Dramatic Arts, at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst ‘Ernst Busch’ in Berlin (amongst other schools).
She founded and runs a theatre group of psychiatric patients, the ‘Psycho Comedians’.
She works as a presentation mentor to film directors and script writers at the Berlinale Talents and for the Scottish Film Talent Network in Edinburgh / Glasgow.
Irene wrote and directed for the Staatstheater Kassel and currently acts and directs at the Schlosspark Theater Berlin. In February ‚Butterflies are free‘ by L. Gershe will premiere under her direction.
She wrote and directed 'Much Love, Assia: The Tragedy of Suicide Doppelganger‘ for the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch.
She played roles on German and Maltese TV and worked for the BBC. The feature movie Do Re Mi Fa by Chris Zarb, where she plays one of the main roles, has been screened at several international film festivals, at the European Film Festival in New York 2017 amongst others. The movie won several awards. Irene (together with Sean O’Neill, Paul Flanagan, Marc Carbodin, who also play main roles) was nominated for ‘Best Actor/Actress’.