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Rachel Mars

Rachel Mars is a multi award-winning writer/performer with a background in theatre, live art, and comedy. She grew up as the only gay in a British/Jewish family that attempted to balance English propriety with Yiddish volume.

Her recent shows have included a choral celebration of envy (Our Carnal Hearts) and a Queer history of filthy sex communication (Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters). She has toured her work at International Theatre Festivals in Europe, the US and Australia. Awards for her stage work in the UK include the Total Theatre Award and The Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award.

Horizon supported Rachel to develop her show, Forge, via a 2-week residency in Leeds in 2021, and the show was presented as part of the 2023 Showcase.

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A performer with dark brown curly hair is welding an iron gate. They are wearing a distressed denim shirt and a brown leather apron as well as protective goggles and gloves. Sparks are flying from their welding tool. On the iron gates stands the word "AFTER" as seen from the back in reverse on the top section. The scene is washed in a traquil pale purple shade juxtaposed against the red hot glow of the welding, which illuminates the performer and the gate.
FORGE by Rachel Mars. Image by JMA Photography.

FORGE by Rachel Mars.