Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021- )
Liam Lockhart-Rush (he/him) is a theatre artist, writer, performer, and research assistant based in Toronto, Ontario. Liam began his artistic career at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, where he studied musical theatre, learning from many artists and directors and performing in lead and ensemble roles in musicals such as Rent, and Hair. Liam is currently in his fourth year at York University, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Performance, specializing in Devised Theatre. As an emerging artist, Liam’s interests in performance and theatre history inspire him to create and participate in exciting new work that questions the world around him. Select performance credits include Outside The March and The Musical Stage Company’s Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (2018, Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Ensemble), three plays in York’s playGround Festival: performing in Pigeon Play (2020) and Burgertory (2021), and co-creating the birdgeoisie (2022) as well as co-creating, co-writing, and performing Gory Details (2023) in York’s Devised Theatre Festival.
Liam has gained experience with theatre scholarship working under Professor Marlis Schweitzer and most recently worked as an editorial assistant on Canadian Theatre Review 193: “Casting and Race.” He is currently assisting in organizing an upcoming symposium: (Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada at York University in the spring.