Liam Lockhart-Rush

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021-2024)

Co-Host and Interviewer - Shaking up Shakespeare

Co-Curator: (Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada

Liam Lockhart-Rush is a theatre artist, writer, and performer based in Toronto, Ontario. Liam began his artistic career at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, where he studied musical theatre and was a member of The Wexford Gleeks, performing at Theatre Passe Muraille, the Rogers Centre, the Scotiabank Arena, and more. Liam holds a BFA in Performance Creation from York University, where he specialized in devised theatre. As an emerging artist, Liam’s interests in performance and theatre history inspire him to create and participate in work that questions the world around him and challenges the status quo. Acting credits include True North Mixtape in Toronto Fringe (2018), Outside The March and The Musical Stage Company’s Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (2018, Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Ensemble), Skinny Dipping Lake (2021) with Audiotheatrica, and three plays in York’s playGround Festival. Liam’s recent artistic collaborations include Gory Details (2023) in York’s Devised Theatre Festival, which he co-wrote, co-directed, and acted in. 

Liam has gained experience with theatre scholarship working under Professor Marlis Schweitzer and worked as an editorial assistant on Canadian Theatre Review 193: “Casting and Race,” as well as co-curating the (Re)Casting Shakespeare in Canada symposium, and most recently co-hosting an upcoming podcast called Shaking Up Shakespeare.