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.” Kevin 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).
Raphael Meyer – Communication & Press
Following the completion of an MA degree in English and Film Studies at the University of Lausanne, Raphael Meyer has worked since 2014 at Box Productions and Outside the Box as a Production and Distribution Assistant. He has also spent a number of years working as both an actor and assistant for the Shakespeare-focused theater company Cie Ellis Bell.
Kathinka Aloise – Outreach Coordination
After a childhood spent in Rwanda, Kathinka Aloise studied at the University of Lausanne, La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, and the Freie Universität in Berlin where she earned a BA in the Humanities, an MA in English focusing on Shakespeare, and an MA in Theater Arts. In France, she worked under the mentorship of Ariane Mnouchkine, Claude Buchvald and Philippe Tancelin, and in Switzerland assisted Dominique Ziegler and Raoul Teuscher while completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Dramaturgie. Kathinka Aloise directed her first play at Théâtre de l’Epée de Bois in Paris in 2010. More recently, she wrote and directed Digital Dahlia and directed David Harrower’s Knives in Hens. In addition to her artistic work in the theater, she has been Director of Production and Touring Administrator at Théâtre de Carouge in Geneva. She currently teaches German and theater at Collège du Léman in Lausanne.
Vincent Laughery – Administrative Coordination
After completing an MA in Philosophy at the University of Lausanne (2015), Vincent Laughery received an FNS grant in 2017 to write a PhD dissertation on Shakespeare. Along with his scholarly activities, Vincent Laughery has been closely involved in university theater for the last ten years, both as an actor and a director. He is active in a number of associations that foster collaboration between scholars and artists.