The Team

Kevin Curran – Director

Kevin Curran is a scholar and teacher of Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. He has held posts at universities in four countries across Europe and North America and is currently Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Lausanne. His major publications include Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court (Ashgate, 2009), (ed.) Shakespeare and Judgment (Edinburgh, 2016), and Shakespeare’s Legal Ecologies (Northwestern, 2017). In addition to directing the Lausanne Shakespeare Festival, he is the editor of the book series, “Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy.” Curran has received grants and fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Harry Ransom Research Center. In 2017 he will be International Visiting Fellow at the Center for the History of Emotions in Australia.


Florence Rivero – Artistic Director

Born in Venezuela, Florence Rivero began to study film-making in her country of origin. In 2006, she decided to continue her film-making studies in Switzerland, at the École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne. Working for several years as assistant director and actress, she later enrolled in the University of Lausanne, majoring in psychology and English literature. It is during this period that she discovered her passion for theatre and thus created her own theatre company (Cie Sweet Sorrow), with which she produces and directs different adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays. She is currently doing her Master studies in stage-directing at La Manufacture (Lausanne).


Caroline Lasfargeas
Communication & Press


Raphael Meyer
Communication & Press


Kathinka Aloise
Outreach Coordination


Vincent Laughery
Administrative Coordination


Jonathan Afonso
Website design & web consultation


Eugénie Ribeiro – Poster production

Vanessa Cimorelli – Logo Designer