Riverside and Accessible Arts present Creative Conversations
JODEE MUNDY: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Join us as Alex Jones (actor, entrepreneur and ambassador) interviews artistic director and performer Jodee Mundy on the set of Personal. This is your opportunity to ask Jodee your burning questions and get some insight of behind the scenes of the production before it plays at Riverside, 8 & 9 June.
You’ll have a unique chance to discover what’s behind Jodee’s engaging storytelling. As the only hearing member of a Deaf family, Jodee’s conversation with Alex promises to reveal insights into her life as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and the ways this has influence her approach to inclusive art. As Jodee says, “we are all born inclusive.” Come along and find out why.
This event will be Open Captioned.
Dates & Times:
Thursday 7 June 2018 at 6:30pm
All tickets free, bookings are essential
Artistic Director Jodee Mundy is committed to producing high-quality theatre works, public events, installations and artistic interventions, bringing together diverse cross-sections of the community who may not regularly encounter one another. Her artistic aim is for audiences to witness works that challenge and inspire them to acknowledge: the value of live performance and communities and the ability of the art to redefine and skew the notion of inclusiveness. Current work includes Imagined Touch (Sydney Festival, CarriageWorks, Arts House), The Carers Project, A Sanctuary in the City and a participatory installation created in collaboration with primary carers commissioned by the City of Melbourne.
Past work includes producing and performing in: Pigeonhole: A Visual Theatre Installation showed part of White Night Melbourne and When Claude Met Roxy The Adult Puppet Show performed as part of at Brisbane Festival and Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide. She is a company member of Polyglot Theatre and the Snuff Puppets. Bilingual in Auslan and English she is the only hearing person in her all Deaf family. She was the recipient of the Australia Council’s Structured Mentorship in Community Partnerships in, a Melbourne Fringe Award for Innovation of Form and a Green Room Award for Innovation in Experimental Theatre for Imagined Touch in 2016.
Alex Jones is a community leader driven by a unique ability to work with a diverse community of people. Among other qualifications, Alex holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and NAATI Paraprofessional Deaf Interpreter.
After being trained as an actor at New York University, he has appeared on a number of stage productions to films and television, and has provided consulting services to the film/TV industry. In 2015, Alex successfully produced a signing choir by being a Signing Conductor for Handel’s Messiah as part of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs performance at the Opera House. Alex has also appeared in the highly-acclaimed Off the Record produced by Force Majeure and Dance Integrated Australia at Carraigeworks.
Along with Tony Abrahams, Alex Jones is cofounder of Ai-Media. Together they have found an innovative way of bringing captioning into new environments that was unheard of few years ago. Ai-Live is a world first solution to deliver real-time, word-accurate speech to text anywhere.
After working at Ai-Media, he is now a Senior Planner at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) delivering the NDIS.
Alex has led various rewarding causes including: Ambassador, Australia Day NSW – speaking at regional towns in NSW for the program, on disability and human rights issues and being Australian; Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign for the International Day of People with Disability in NSW, Chairperson and Lifetime member, Deafness Forum of Australia. Alex currently sits on the Deaf Sports Australia and Accessible Arts Board, and he was the Chair of a successful 2018 Australian Deaf Games held in Albury / Wodonga in January 2018.