Elyssa Livergant

Biography

Elyssa Livergant currently teaches in the department of drama at Queen Mary University of London. Her research centres on contemporary cultural production and its relationship to urban transformation and social inequity. She received her PhD from Queen Mary, where her research focused on the labour economies of theatre and performance workshops since the 1960s, and their relationship to the labour conditions of the new work sector in London and wider shifts within capitalism.

Elyssa has worked in live performance since childhood, across commercial and experimental sectors, in North America, the UK and Europe. She is an active member of various activist groups and spaces in London.

She has taught theatre, performance and movement at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths University of London. Her final contribution as part of the editorial team for Contemporary Theatre Review’s online Interventions is an issue focused on collaboration.