April's guest artist Rachel Mars tells us a bit about her life, work and Curious Parcel in 12 quick-fire questions.
What inspires you to make performance?
Community. Rage. Joy.
What does your typical day look like?
Oh god. There is no typical. Anything from coffee shop writing to working with other artists to admin to being in a rehearsals to writing horrific funding applications to watching back-to-back Queer Eye.
Who has had the biggest influence on you?
French and Saunders. Musicals. My grandmother.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
In my dreams, Gaby Hoffman.
What is your biggest regret?
Brushing my hair for 20 years before understanding curl care.
What are some of your favourite things?
Dim Sum. Steam rooms. Heavy weights. Jewish rituals.
What would your superpower be?
Click heals and I’m home, brushed teeth, washed face.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
An art-deco pin badge of a vulva.
Without giving too many spoilers, what can people expect from your Curious Parcel?
Letters, sexts (sexy texts), a time to think about pleasure.
What inspired your Curious Parcel?
Indirectly, Brexit. Or the horror of it leading me to odd places to re-find joy.
What do you hope people will take away from the experience?
A mild case of the horn.
What’s next for you? Where can people next see your live work?
Austin, Texas in April, then touring across the UK from June. Dates at www.rachelmars.org