Friday September 22, 2023
The Round – Studio
377-399 Whitehorse Rd,
Melbourne, Victoria 3131
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Jodee Mundy Collaborations and Critical Stages Touring‘s Personal.
By Jodee Mundy
Writer and Performer Jodee Mundy
Director Merophie Carr
An uplifting and revealing multi-language story of life as the child of deaf parents.
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.
Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.
The show is bilingual, presented in English and Auslan for audiences who hear or who are Deaf. Captions are integrated into the set for hard of hearing audiences.