Part performance, part multimedia and live art, Jodee Mundy's ground-breaking solo performance, Personal, explores her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family.
Jodee Mundy grew up knowing her family was deaf. However, she didn't realise being deaf meant not being able to hear until she became lost in Kmart at five years old and none of her family came to meet her at the front desk after repeated announcements over the loudspeaker.
Personal conveys stories from Mundy's unique childhood and explores her role as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) who had to pave the way for her family as an interpreter, authority and conduit.
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 only sees the family's disability with voyeuristic curiosity.
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.
A one hour tactile tour of the set and costumes is available prior to the performance on 9th June. Tactile tours are a disability inclusion initiative. Books via Box Office essential.
Dates & Times:
Friday 8 June 2018 at 11:00am & 7:30pm
Saturday 9 June 2018 at 2:15pm (Audio Described) & 7:30pm