Alex Halligey

AboutAlex Halligey

Alex Halligey is a research fellow with the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Johannesburg. Her research is concerned with theatre and performance as research tools and conceptual lenses frequently, but not exclusively, in relation to cities. Her monograph Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everyday: Place and Play in Johannesburg was published by Routledge in 2020 and 2021 saw the publication of a scholarly volume she co-edited with Sara Matchett on women-lead theatre organisation, The Mothertongue Project: Collaborative Conversations: Celebrating Twenty-One Years of The Mothertongue Project. She has an ongoing practice as a theatre maker with recent productions including a solo memoir piece called Unfathomable (2018-2022), directed by and co-created with Athena Mazarakis and an ensemble work called Diving (2020), directed by Clara Vaughan. She is lead researcher and producer on the Joburg Literary Site-specific Project.