Erica Livingston is a problem solver who believes in humor above most things and believes that that underneath all good theater is knowledge of misdirection; that within any good story there is a little sleight of hand and we all just really want to believe.

Previous performances include The Pigeoning, HERE Arts Center, CULTUREMART, February 2013; Covers, Bushwick Starr, September 2012; and The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 1 Early Plays/ Lost Plays, Barrow Street, The Kraine Theater & Arena Stage, April 2012, among others. Previous residencies include Puppet Lab Residency, St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBO Brooklyn, 2013. Past awards include Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience for The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol 1 Early Plays/Lost Plays, New York City, 2012; 5 Innovative Theater Award Nominations for The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol 1 Early Plays/Lost Plays, New York City, 2012; and Best Performance Art Award Nominee for The Soup Show, Innovative Theater Awards, New York City, 2010.

During her Swing Space residency, Livingston will develop work entitled I Don’t Have My Face On (IDHMFO). The work uses storytelling as a proxy for blood; seeking to find relations and ancestry through theater, IDHMFO tells this/their/our stories through recordings, etiquette, magic, clown, projections of letters/texts, and simple southern storytelling.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist