Thursday September 7, 2023
New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts
97 Boundary St
Brisbane, Queensland 4101
Belle Kaloshin & Paul Heuston
Language/ Cultural Consultant
By Jodee Mundy Collaborations and Critical Stages Touring
It wasn’t until Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised the rest of her family was Deaf. She didn’t see ‘disability’ – only the love and protection of those closest to her.
In Personal, she conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds: living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural; and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity.
The role children of Deaf adults play in paving the way for their family – as interpreter, authority, conduit – is central to this very intimate story. Created with a talented team of collaborators and presented in two languages via a virtual interpreter, Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.
Auslan Artist Talk:
Join us for a free post-show artist talk and Q&A when you purchase a ticket to the Friday 8 September 7:30pm performance.
In conversation: Jodee Mundy with Sigrid McDonald, Creative Director of Flow Festival and Brett Casey, CEO of Deaf Connect.
This post show conversation will explore art and culture within the Deaf Community’s ecosystem and within the context of the Australian creative industries. Why are there so few Deaf artists on our stages and screens and what can be done to support them? How can creative members of the Deaf community make art and culture and making a living?
This conversation will be in Auslan and interpreted into English.