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John Hudson

John Hudson is an actor/teacher/producer living in Köln, Germany. He has considerable knowledge in improvisation theatre, corporate training and he also sings.  Since living in Germany he is trying to be more efficient, is still learning German and has learnt to yodel.  He was born in Wanaka, NZ. in 1960.

              

Projects

Dub-TV Die Film Satire Show

Dub-TV is a live synchronised film satire show, that turns the world on it’s head.  With Impro cpmedians, musicians, song and video art! Produced and hosted by John.

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The English Language Show
This 90 minute show is for everybody who is learning or teaching english.  It is interactive, effective and fun.  A real english experience with a native speaker.

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Die Impro Comedy Show
Die Impro Comedy Show is a classic short and long form Improvisation show.  The performers are both professional and amateur and the show is more fun than a full nude body massage.

 

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Wochenende Workshops
Workshops and training for people who want to learn Improv, be funny or just simply to open the mind and learn new things.

 

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Mit Hirn Charme & Melone

This show shows us how our brain works, and also how it doesn’t work. With insights into the history of brain research, along with a panoply of intriguing cases of neurological dysfunctions, they take their audience into a world of weird wonders: We have the Genius Epileptics, the blind, who can see, a crazy Scottish woman, the alien hand syndrome, capgras syndrome, which can turn a timid Japanese businessman into a samurai murderer, a murderous grandmother, mirror neurons, and oxytocin – the greatest love drug in the world!

The masterminds Kling and Hudson, alias John Steed and dr. Emma von Piel, celebrate the brain as an organ-made universe of infinite possibilities. This show is visionary and revolutionary. Our potential is infinite and we are all connected!

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Montag Drop-In Workshops
Every Monday.  7.30pm. Körnerstr 37, Ehrenfeld, Köln.

15€ for adults.  10€ for students and children.  Age limit 12.

 

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Corporate

John has been working in corporate training since the early 1990s. He can adapt his program to the requirements, the audience size and the language orientation. He has a long list of clients and can think outside the box to create a package that will energise any corporate training program.

John as trainer

 

John uses the art of improvisation and theatre to challenge people to explore their creativity and operate outside their comfort zones.  The ability to create a picture of a business operation inside your head, to understand the ebb and flow of inputs and outputs and to maintain an overview of the whole operation is a fundamental tool in running a business.  John trains and develops this fundamental skill as well as enhancing people’s communication techniques and agility.

the art of Improvisation

Improvisation

The art of improvisation is the perfect training tool for the modern world. It develops spontaneity, agility of thinking, teamwork and confidence. An added bonus is that it is fun and develops the art of humour, a much needed skill for every businessman in this modern world. If you are looking for boundaries to be tested and moved, improvisation is a one-stop-shop where you can test your courage and bravery and develop the ability to think on one’s feet.

Creativity

Creativity is a must in this world in which we live. Creative’s invigorate, encourage, enlighten and stimulate people. It’s extremely important to develop your creativity, and the best place to do that is with art.

Improvisation kept simple

Improvisation

Improvisation is about having ideas and conveying those ideas to others through language, gesture, eye contact and feelings. It is pure communicating. The process works best when things are kept simple. The rules are straight forward and can be learnt quickly.  The application of the rules takes time, but It’s a lot of fun trying and one of the most important aspects in improvisation is the ability to accept your mistakes and learn from them. 

Credits

Film & TV

Year

Film

Medium

Role

Director

2015

Goodies

Promotional Video

Presenter

CCDS Communication and Design

2013

Miele

TVC

Husband

Media Production House

2013

Durchgedreht

TV. ZDF. Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2012

Durchgedreht

TV. ZDF. Impro format.  Pilot

2011

Mazda

Webcast

Leverkusen

2010

Mazda Commercial

2 short comedy films.

Köln

2007

Fang den Mörder

Director – TV West Deutsch Rundfunk

Köln Germany

2007

Thank God you’re here!

Stage Director/ Coach
Tv Pro7/Grundy

Köln Germany

2007

Frei Schnauze XXL
series 2.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2006

Frei Schnauze XXL
Series 1.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2006

Thank God you’re here!
Series 1.

Stage Director/ Coach
Tv Pro7/Grundy

Köln Germany

2006

Frei Schnauze Series 3.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2006

Thank God you’re here! (Pilot)

Improvisation Advisor/Coach – Tv Pro7/Grundy

Köln Germany

2005

World Cup Comedy

Improvisation Advisor/Coach – Tv Pro7/Granada

Berlin Germany

2005

RTL Comedy Nacht

Coach – TV RTL

Köln Germany

2005

Frei Schnauze Series 2.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2005

Cobb and Co

TVC

Father

NZTV

2005

Dresden

TV Film

English Officer

ZDF Germany

2004

Frei Schnauze Series 1

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2004

Schillerstr.

Improvisation Advisor
TV Sat 1/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2005

Cobb and Co

TVC

Father

NZTV

2005

Dresden

TV Film

English Officer

ZDF Germany

2003

Huttons sausages

TVC

Comedian

NZTV

2001

Arosa Comedy Special

Television

Comedian

Swiss TV

1999

Robs Comedy Show

Television

Comedian

Swiss TV

1997

Klein Kunst Variete

Television

Comedian

ZDF Germany

1996

The Last Shave

Short Film

Lead Role

David Reid Films NZ

1996

NDR Spät Show

Television

Comedian

N D R Germany

1994

Latimer Lodge

Advert

Comedian

Orly NZ

1992

The Mad Mad World of

Television

Comedian

TVNZ

1991

Hurricane Fencing

Advert

Yuppie

Orly NZ

1988

Life in the Fridge

Television

Medical Presenter

TVNZ

1987

Peters Story

Short Film

Courier

Robert Sparky NZ

1986

Wipe Out

Advert

Farmer

Colenso NZ

1984

Full Circle

Video

Presenter

Chris Balme NZ

1982

Second Time Lucky

Feature Film

Friend of the lead

Michael Anderson NZ

1982

Constance

Feature Film

Young Lad

Bruce Morrison NZ

1981

Bad Blood

Feature Film

First aid Officer

Mike Newell NZ

1977

Against the Law

Television

Thief

Alan Lyndsay TVNZ

1977

Against the Law

Television

Young Lad

Alan Lyndsay TVNZ

1977

Hanlon

Television

Sailor

Wayne Torrell TVNZ

Directing

Year

Play

Brief description

City

2018

Die Impro Comedy Show

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2018

Dub-TV

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2017

Die Impro Comedy Show

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2017

Dub-TV

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2016

Die Impro Comedy Show

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2016

Dub-TV

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2015

Kamikaze

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2015

Dub-TV

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2014

Dub-TV

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2013

Dub-TV

Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2013

Durchgedreht

TV. ZDF. Impro format.  Series 1

Köln

2012

Durchgedreht

TV. ZDF. Impro format.  Pilot

2012

Mit Hirn Charm und Melone

Science Comedy

Köln

2011

Mazda

Webcast

Leverkusen

2011

Pirates of Corsair Bay

Community event

Lyttelton

2010

Mazda Commercial

2 short comedy films.

Köln

2009

Storybusters

Improv Trash

München

2009

Auf der Couch

Co Director for Springmaus

Bonn Germany

2008

Dub TV

Over-dubbed classic films

Köln, Germany

2008

Karneval Show

Co Director for Springmaus

Bonn, Germany

2008

Xmas Show

Co Director for Springmaus

Bonn, Germany

2008

Mach dein Ding

Co Director for Springmaus

Bonn, Germany

2007

The Full Monty

Director

Christchurch NZ

2007

Fang den Mörder

Director – TV West Deutsch Rundfunk

Köln Germany

2007

Thank God you’re here!

Stage Director/ Coach
Tv Pro7/Grundy

Köln Germany

2007

Frei Schnauze XXL
series 2.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2006

Frei Schnauze XXL
Series 1.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2006

Thank God you’re here!
Series 1.

Stage Director/ Coach
Tv Pro7/Grundy

Köln Germany

2006

Frei Schnauze Series 3.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2006

Thank God you’re here! (Pilot)

Improvisation Advisor/Coach – Tv Pro7/Grundy

Köln Germany

2005

World Cup Comedy

Improvisation Advisor/Coach – Tv Pro7/Granada

Berlin Germany

2005

RTL Comedy Nacht

Coach – TV RTL

Köln Germany

2005

Frei Schnauze Series 2.

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2004

Frei Schnauze Series 1

Improvisation Advisor/Coach
TV RTL/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2004

Schillerstr.

Improvisation Advisor
TV Sat 1/Hurricane

Köln Germany

2003

Romeo and Juliet

Street Theatre show

Köln Germany

2002

Die Hochzeit

Murder mystery dinner theatre

Köln Germany

2000

Romeo and Juliet

Comedy

Köln Germany

2000

Hopes and Dreams

Sociopolitical Theatre

Christchurch NZ

1999

Macbeth meets Frankenstein

Comedy

Köln Germany

1998

The Akaroa Show

Festival

Akaroa NZ

1997

Hair

Musical

Christchurch NZ

1997

Out of the Volcano

Community Drama

Akaroa NZ

1996

The Female Dragon

Mask and Puppet

Christchurch NZ

1996

Xirxalta

Ritual Theatre

Bayreuth, Dublin

1995

The Tempest

Outdoor Shakespeare

Christchurch NZ

1995

How the West was Warped

Play

Kaiapoi NZ

1995

The Great Darfield Icicle

Community Drama

Darfield NZ

1994

Jungle Fantasy

Play

Kaiapoi NZ

1994

Cinderella

Children’s play

Christchurch NZ

1994

Jack and the Bean Stalk

Children’s play

Christchurch NZ

1993

Bullshot Crummond

Play

Kaiapoi NZ

1992

Abracadaver

Play

Kaiapoi NZ

1992

The Game

Virtual Reality Theatre

Christchurch NZ

1991

The Game

Virtual Reality Theatre

Whangarei NZ

1991

Hornby on the Edge

Community Theatre

Christchurch NZ

1991

The Game

Virtual Reality Theatre

Christchurch NZ

1991

Glimpse

Ambient Theatre

Kaiapoi NZ

1991

Spring has Sprung Show

Community Theatre

Akaroa NZ

1990

People, People, People

Outdoor Community Theatre

Christchurch NZ

1990

Theatre Supermarket

Virtual Reality Theatre

Christchurch NZ

Writing
YearTitleFormCity
2014Dub-Tv MonthlySatireKöln
2013Dub-Tv MonthlySatireKöln
2011Mit Hirn, Charme und MeloneScience ComedyGermany
2010The Travelling Brain ShowScience ComedyNZ
2008Would Will write it….Oh Whatever!Shakespearian Comedy TheatreKöln Germany
2006Schwarz Rot GoldTV ComedyKöln Germany
2004The GameTV ShowKöln
2002The StormAdventure FilmKöln
2000Hopes and DreamsSociopolitical TheatreChristchurchReview
2000Romeo and JulietComedyKöln
1999Macbeth meets FrankensteinComedyKöln
1998Out of the VolcanoCommunityAkaroaReview
1997The Female DragonMask and PuppetChristchurch
1995The Great Darfield IcicleCommunity showDarfield
1991The GameLarge scale interactive workChristchurchReview
1991Hornby On The EdgeCommunity showHornby
1990People, People, PeopleCommunity showChristchurch
1990Theatre SupermarketLarge scale interactive workChristchurch
1989Another GlimpseExperimental theatreChristchurchReview
1988The Rocky Quarry ShowCommunity theatreDunedin
1987Te AomaramaMaori MythsDunedinReview
1987GlimpseExperimental theatreDunedin
1985Ko MauiMaori MythsDunedin
1984A Long Way HomeSocio politicalDunedinReview
1984AdmiroRomantic clown routineDunedin

Review

Theatre

Year

Play/Firm

Role

Director/Company

City/Country

 
2018The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2018Die Impro Comedy ShowHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2018Dub-TVHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2017The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2017Die Impro Comedy ShowHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2017Dub-TVHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2016The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2016Die Impro Comedy ShowHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2016Dub-TVHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2015The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2015Dub-TVHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2014Dub-TVHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2014The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2014Irish CelticPaddy FlynnDiamond dance productionsGermany
2013Dub-TVHostDub-TV ProductionsKöln Germany
2013The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2013Irish CelticPaddy FlynnDiamond dance productionsGermany
2013Mit Hirn, Charme und MeloneJohn SteedKling HudsonGermany
2012The English Language ShowSolo ImprovisorJohn HudsonGermany
2012Mit Hirn, Charme und MeloneJohn SteedKling HudsonGermany
2011Glamour Impro GagaComedianKling HudsonGermany 
2011The Travelling Brain ShowPresenterKling HudsonTour. South Island NZ 
2010The Life of BrainPresenterKling HudsonLyttelton, NZ 
2010Glamour Impro GagaComedianKling HudsonGermany 
2009DidactaPresenterDiesterwegHannover Germany 
2008Siemens Oil and GasPresenterThink TheatreDüsseldorf Germany 
2008PharmaPresenterKönigsMajorca Spain 
2007Post Wedding PartyEntertainerEmscherblütGillette France 
2007Wedding of Colin and SabinaEntertainerEmscherblütSkibo Castle Scotland 
2005Dr Love and the flirt squadDr LoveJohn HudsonGlastonbury England 
2004Dr Love and the flirt squadDr LoveJohn HudsonGlastonbury England 
2003Times of your lifeComedianRichard CosgroveChristchurch NZ 
2002JubilationKings of EnglandToby GoughHenley on Thames England 
2002LinnaeusLinnaeusToby GoughChristchurch NZ 
2001Whose Bard is it anywayWilliam ShakespeareAndy SpargoChristchurch NZ 
1999The TempestKing AlonsoToby GoughEdinburgh Festival 
1999Journey to MacBethKing Duncan DoctorToby GoughEdinburgh Festival 
1999The Three BaritonesLeadJohn HudsonChristchurch NZ 
1998LinnaeusLinnaeusToby GoughEdinburgh Festival 
1998SuburbOrpheusToby GoughChristchurch  NZ 
1998The Three BaritonesLeadJohn HudsonChristchurch NZ 
1997LinnaeusLinnaeusToby GoughChristchurch NZ 
1996Waiting for GodotVladimerWickham PackChristchurch NZ 
1994A Midsummer Nights DreamPuckHallum and ClarkChristchurch NZ 
1994Twelfth NightFabianElric HooperChristchurch NZ 
1994BloodDoctorAlistair BrowningChristchurch NZ 
1993Romeo and JulietBenvolioHallum and ClarkeChristchurch NZ 
1992The Rest is SilenceHamletSue JordanChristchurch NZ 
1992The GameZogJohn HudsonChristchurch NZ 
1992SuspectCadburyRoss GumbleyChristchurch NZ 
1991The GameZogJohn HudsonWhangarei NZ 
1991The GameZogJohn HudsonChristchurch NZ 
1991Love BirdsNarratorMervyn ThompsonChristchurch NZ 
1991Red 7BuzzRichard HuberChristchurch NZ 
1990JamMr PlumMichelanne ForsterChristchurch NZ 
1990Theatre SupermarketZogJohn HudsonChristchurch NZ 
1989Children Of The PoorVariousMervyn ThompsonChristchurch NZ 
1988IncidentVariousRichard HuberChristchurch NZ 
1988Much Ado About NothingConradeElric HooperChristchurch NZ 
1988After The CrashMichaelBrian AitkenChristchurch NZ 
1988After The CrashMichaelBrian AitkenChristchurch NZ 
1987Ubu RoiMacNureRichard HuberDunedin NZ 
1986Ko MauiMauiJohn HudsonMünchen Germany 
1986Ko MauiMauiJohn HudsonEast Berlin DDR 
1985Ko MauiMauiJohn HudsonMünchen Germany 
1984KaspajackKaspajackChris BalmeDunedin NZ 
1984Pongo PlaysPongoCaroline ClaverDunedin NZ 
1984AdmiroAdmiroJohn HudsonDunedin NZ 
1984Beggars OperaLockitProfessor DrummondDunedin NZ 
1984EndgameClovC Ronald OlausonDunedin NZ 
1983BetrayalWaiterRichard MudfordDunedin NZ 
1983EvitaChorusStetson ProductionsAustralia 
1982Waiting For GodotBoyPaul MinifieAuckland NZ 
1982Maori MythsMauiPaul MinifieAuckland NZ 
1982The No No ShowVariousRoger Mc GillAuckland NZ 
1982‘1984’VariousMurray LynchAuckland NZ 
1982Story TheatreVariousMaya DalzielAuckland NZ 
1981Aesops FablesVariousRawiri ParateneDunedin NZ 
1981Romeo and JulietTybaltTony RichardsonDunedin NZ 
1981Foxy FablesVariousRawiri ParateneDunedin NZ 
1981Accidental Death of an AnarchistConstablesSimon O’ConnorDunedin NZ 
1981BentWolfTony RichardsonDunedin NZ 
1981Thrills Chills and SpillsVariousRawiri ParateneDunedin NZ 
1981Big Black NoCabaretRawiri ParateneDunedin NZ 
1981Oldest Profession‘MAN’Simon O’ConnorDunedin NZ 
1981The RoseVariousTony RichardsonDunedin NZ 
1981FantasticsMuteTony RichardsonDunedin NZ 
1980The Beast Of BaldrockHeroJohn HudsonDunedin NZ 
1978Story TheatreActorCaroline ClaverDunedin NZ 
1978Glide TimeMichaelMurray HutchinsonDunedin NZ 
1978Toad Of Toad HallJudgeSherril CooperDunedin NZ 
1978Irma La DouceChorusMurray HutchinsonDunedin NZ 
1978CinderellaChorusAlex GilchristDunedin NZ 
1977JosephBrotherNatalie EllisDunedin NZ 
1977MacbethDonalbainElric HooperDunedin NZ 
1976Treasure IslandDickMurray HutchinsonDunedin NZ 
1975Finians RainbowOgDave RawsonRoxburgh NZ 
1974OliverArtful DodgerBurt NisbetDunedin NZ 
1973OliverArtful DodgerJim FentonInvercargill NZ 
Corporate clients
  • Siemens Financial Services
  • E-on Energy
  • Siemens Oil and Gas
  • Bosch
  • Siemens Telecommunication
  • Sat 1
  • RTL
  • Pro 7
  • Coke
  • Mazda
  • Rothmans
  • Pharma
  • BNZ
  • Montana Wines
  • Vodafone
  • DHL
  • NZ Post
  • Togman
  • Deutsche Post
  • DVNLP
  • VW
  • Pharma