Personal – Post Show Talk (Jodee Mundy) [Darwin]
Saturday August 25, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Brown’s Mart Theatre
Crnr Smith St & Harry Chan Ave
Darwin NT , NT 0800
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About the Show
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.