Lisaboa Houbrechts (b. 1992) obtained her Master’s in Drama at the School of Arts Ghent|KASK Ghent in 2016. She writes and directs. Together with Victor Lauwers, Romy Louise Lauwers and Oscar van der Put, she founded the theatre company Kuiperskaai, the artistic base of operations for a whole range of projects. Characteristic features of her productions are a large cast, vibrant interaction between visuals and literary scripts, and an intelligent cross-fertilisation of disciplines, including performance, music, choreography, literature and visual art. Her productions are often baroque and brazen, but also playful and disarming. Recently she made a big splash with her sparkling adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale (2016). The press described The Goldberg Chronicles (2014) as ‘an immense clash of energies…the language is the colour, the acting is the image, the music is the paint’. In september 2017 the new production by Lisaboa Houbrechts and Kuiperskaai had its premiere: 1095. In season 2018-2019 Lisaboa worked on her own version of Hamlet.
Read here the interview with Lisaboa Houbrechts