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Lisaboa Houbrechts

Lisaboa Houbrechts (b. 1992) obtained her Master’s in Drama from the School of Arts Ghent|KASK Ghent. She writes and directs. Together with Victor Lauwers, Romy Louise Lauwers and Oscar van der Put, she founded Kuiperskaai. Houbrechts evokes history and classical repertory in a ritualistic manner and reveals human nature as a series of passionate urges. The members of Kuiperskaai share a great fondness for exuberance, visual expressiveness and musicality, all of which coalesces in sparkling productions like The Winter’s Tale, 1095 and the recent Hamlet: “... the language is the colour, the acting is the picture, the music is the paint”.

With Kuiperskaai, Lisaboa Houbrechts has made among other things De Schepping/The Creation (2013), The Goldberg Chronicles (2014), The Winter’s Tale (2016) and 1095 (2017). She evokes history and classical repertoire in the form of a ritual, and reveals human nature as a series of passionate urges. The press called The Goldberg Chronicles “an immense clash of energies” and “the language is the colour, the acting is the picture, the music is the paint.” In 2016 she made a huge impression with her sparking adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (2016). In september 2017 the new production by Lisaboa Houbrechts and Kuiperskaai 1095, after a text by Victor Lauwers, had its premiere: “Lots of daring and performing pleasure…” (Lotte Philipsen in Knack). In season 2018-2019 Lisaboa worked on her own version of Hamlet. Approaching this play from the female perspective, she positions Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, at the heart of the production (premiere: September 2018 at the Love at First Sight festival).

Follow the projects, work process and dialogue of the four P.U.L.S. directors here.

Productions from/with ‘Lisaboa Houbrechts’

Hamlet Theatre 22 September 2018 t/m 18 April 2020

Hamlet

Kuiperskaai / Lisaboa Houbrechts

1095 Theatre 13 September 2017 t/m 23 January 2020

1095

Kuiperskaai / Lisaboa Houbrechts