Rachel Mars | The Orchard Project

Rachel Mars

Professional Residency

Years: 2016

Rachel Mars is a performance maker and writer with a background in theatre, live art and comedy. She explores the idiosyncratic cultural and political constructs that inform the way we are together, as people, just trying to figure it all out. Her work wrestles with female, Jewish and Queer identities and their intersections.

Mars' work is text and action-based. The text is sharp, witty and observational, often referencing and sending up modes of popular culture. It is poetic but comprehensible, leaving enough space for an audience to insert their own personal experiences. It interweaves personal reflection with universal questions, those of politics and place. Mars is increasingly interested in exploring radical forms, the power of immediacy and moments of assembly.