Lauranne Paulissen concluded her master’s degree in acting at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp with great distinction, after having completed an internship as an actress at ITA in the Netherlands. She also followed a teacher training program at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp as well as the Universität der Künste of Berlin. Since then she has been a part-time teacher at d’Academie Podium.
In 2018, Paulissen performed in a play by Piet Arfeuille and in ‘De halve ring’ from de Warme Winkel, a sequel of ‘Das Rheingold’ that she had co-created earlier. In 2019 she founded her own theatre group together with Katarina Antunovic and Anke Jochems called P.S. Peggy.
Earlier, in 2015, Pauissen worked on a research project with Evgenia Brendes, regarding the relevance of Ibsen. The role of gender and repertoire was already present in this project. As an actress, over the years, she developed a close connection to dramatic repertoire. In Berlin she got the opportunity to learn different approaches regarding this subject. All this background forms the motivation for her current research project ‘Resisting repertoire’.