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Jodee Mundy Collaborations

Personal

Australia

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, Mundy conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. She 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 fascinating, touching and deeply intimate work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.

‘A searching, poignant and gently comic solo performance.’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Credits
Artistic Director, Writer & Performer
Jodee Mundy
Director Merophie Carr
Designer Jen Hector
Sound Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey
Video Rhian Hinkley
Movement Consultant Jo Dunbar
Script Consultant Sandra Fiona Long
Auslan Consultant Gavin Rose-Mundy
Producer Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)
Production Manager Emily O’Brien
Image Credit
Bryony Jackson

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Ministry of the Arts – Catalyst Program, Creative Victoria & Besen Family Foundation
Personal has been created with the support of Jodee’s family, and Arts House, City of Yarra, HotHouse Theatre, Polyglot Theatre, Auspicious Arts Projects, Vicdeaf and KODA

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