Karen Sibbing is a Dutch actress who has trainend and worked in Australia for 10 years. As a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, Karen was selected for the Red Stitch Actors Theatre graduate program, where she appeared in The Gronholm Method and Oh Well Never Mind Bye.
As a collaborating artist of Fraught Outfit (Artistic director, Adena Jacobs) Karen has appeared in Electra (Dog Theatre), Persona (Belvoir street Theatre/ Malthouse Theatre/Theatre Works) and On the bodily education of young girls (MTC). She is a core member of The Daniel Schlusser ensemble for which she has appeared in Peer Gynth (VCA), Ophelia doesn’t live here anymore (Chambermade Opera/ Bell Shakespeare), Menagerie (MTC) and M+M (Melbourne International festival). She tours the world with the Chunky Move performance Complexity of Belonging (Anouk van Dijk and Falk Richter).
In 2018, Karen will perform in Chamber Made’s Dybbuks, a new work lead by artist Samara Hersch. Karen has previously collaborated with Samara on NOA (La Mama), the development of META (Malthouse Theatre), and ODE (La Mama, Netherlands, Belgium).
Karen currently lives in The Netherlands, but works both in Europe and Australia.
Karen is the 2013 recipient of the Green Room Award for Best Female Performer in Independent Theatre, for her performance in Persona in 2012.