New York Story
A Loose Cannon
New York Story acts as an unexpected coming of age tale, the pursuit of things unknown to us until we find them in a place where our identity is still our own. In an unassuming and playful monologue, Mars narrates the freedom of experience offered by a change in geography, taking in the power of the human mind to both repress but also adapt to an intimidating change of heart.
Rachel Mars, labeled a ‘loose cannon’ throughout her adolescence, found her home for the anti-establishment in performance poetry and political theater. Brought up in a West London Jewish family with a disregard for personal space or tactful enquiry, Rachel’s work explores the idiosyncratic constructs that surround our social interactions, forcing a deeper examination of cultural habits. She does this with humor and intelligence, looking at the bizarre and surprising nature of human connection and identity.