Rachel Perks is a queer non-binary performance maker and writer based in Naarm. Their work primarily investigates queer feminist futures through the lens of speculative fiction. They have a long-standing creative partnership with Bridget Balodis under the newly coined moniker ‘Double Water Sign’. Some of their works include MORAL PANIC (Darebin Speakeasy 2018), GROUND CONTROL (Next Wave Festival 2016) and ANGRY SEXX (Melbourne Fringe 2014).
Rachel’s work has been nominated for nine Green Room Awards and Rachel has been the recipient of the Melbourne Festival Discovery Award, Art Start, & the Dame Joan Sutherland Award. Rachel’s script ‘End of Life’ was selected for the MTC Cybec readings and shortlisted for The Queensland Premier’s drama award in 2019. They write and think obsessively about queered, digitised, cyborgian climate futures; the end of the world as we know it and the beginning of the next.
Queer Workshop Intensive participating artist as part of the Queer Development Program 2020/21