Having attended a local improv workshop in 2011, three actors met and decided to make improv a more permanent part of their lives by forming their own group. A friend offered his bakery as a rehearsal space which inspired their name, Bake This. To this day, they continue stirring the many ingredient of improv together and baking up fresh improv daily! Bake This performs regularly in Munich and also offers corporate workshops and shows.
Chris
Improviser
Scientist by day, Improviser by night. Chris believes both passions are driven by the same quest for discovery, whether an unprecedented story on stage or new insights in the lab. Born and raised in Northern Germany, he's have been an expat in Bavaria since 2012.
I also love singing, dancing, running, programming, designing and, at rare times, even sleeping.
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Jodi
Artistic Director / Manager/ Improviser
In 2000, Jodi followed her husband from Pittsburgh, PA all the way to Munich, and still hasn't found the Ausfahrt. In addition to her duties as Artistic Director and acting with Bake This, she teaches improv, edits screen plays, and records voice overs for commercials and audiobooks. When she's not on stage or playing with her two amazing daughters, you'll find Jodi Deejaying, running karaoke parties, or organizing improv festivals.
I'm sometimes known as Jodessa or J-Dawg depending on if I'm frolicking through fields of grass or gangster rapping on stage.
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Paul
Improviser
Before he was an Improviser, he was a Volcanologist. Paul hunted volcanoes from the north of England, where Game of Thrones accents go to die, all the way to Munich. As he failed to build a volcano in Munich, he found Improv instead. He's taken to it like a duck to lava!
I was once bitten by an otter.
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Veronica
Improviser
She hails from the tiny island of Malta but moved to Munich in January 2016. Theatre is her passion and she's performed in a variety of shows from Shakespeare, to Greek Theatre, to an original physical theatre piece at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as comedy sketches she wrote herself. She was lucky to discover the weird and wonderful world of improv when she watched a wacky show by Bake This! It was love at first sight and has been the cherry on the cake of her theatre experiences so far.
Veronica is reputed to be a spy...
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Ciara
Improviser
She loves the stage and thrives on making people happy. She's been pretty much acting since she could walk and is thrilled to be improvising with Bake This!
"Gurken? Gurken?"
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Lukas
Baker Pianist
An award-winning musician and composer, Lukas Maier has established himself as a highly sought-after improv musician, playing with some of Bavaria’s leading theatre groups. With a special place in his heart for the cabaret stage, Lukas is constantly busy songwriting or composing new cabaret programs as part of various collaborations or writing music for theatre productions and musicals in greater Munich.
With his own jazz and pop choir "Anchora" (over 100 singers), Lukas also sets new standards in the choral-music genre with unusual (and often humorous) arrangements.
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Esther
Improviser
An actress and teacher by day and an incredible improviser by night! When asked what she enjoys most about being on stage Esther replied, "I have particularly enjoyed playing different characters and being thrown over furniture!"
Esther is secretly from Scotland!!
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Emma
Improviser / Pianist
She's a pretty easy going person, and likes to have a laugh with people. She's a champ on the ivories and a riot on the stage!
She climbed up the trunk of an elephant in Malaysia!
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Florian
Baker Pianist
Originally born in Berchtesgaden, Florian lives his life as a musician, author, coach, composer, actor, and director in Munich. He's got mad skills on the keys and he's an absolute joy to be around!