Riverside presents Jodee Mundy Collaborations
“It was only when Jodee was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised her whole family were Deaf.”
Part performance, part multimedia and live art, Jodee Mundy’s ground-breaking solo performance explores her personal experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family.
Portrayed through the eyes of a child, Jodee does not see any ‘disability’; only the love and protection of her family. Despite this, she often witnessed a bittersweet ignorance from many towards her family.
Innovatively presented in the form of two languages, Jodee simultaneously translates herself using English and Auslan through the use of a virtual interpreter and captioning.
A deeply touching story, Personal explores dis/ability and how we perceive one another. It ultimately breaks down barriers and creates a greater understanding of signed and spoken language by highlighting how humans can communicate in multiple ways.
Please Note: This production is accessible to Deaf and hearing impaired, as well as hearing audiences. It contains some adult themes and strong language.
A one hour tactile tour of the set and costumes is available prior to the performance on Saturday 9 June. The tour will commence at 12:15pm. Tactile tours are a disability inclusion initiative. Bookings through Box Office are essential.
Friday 8 June at 11am (also available to GP – note you will be seated around the school groups)
GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Friday 8 June at 7:30pm
Saturday 9 June at 2:15pm (Audio Described) & 7:30pm
Photo by Theresa Harrison
Artistic Director and Performer
Sandra Fiona Long
Suitable for Years 7 – 12
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
This is a rare gem of a production, highlighting what it’s like to suddenly realise you have been living in two worlds across two cultures. As a biographical one-woman show, students will benefit from seeing how this true story is presented, as well as the production values used by a solo performer to capture an audience. It brings in another level of inclusion, incorporating Auslan into the performance itself. On top of that, the show incorporates multiple themes including family, Deaf culture, society, discrimination, acceptance, celebration and understanding. If ever there was a show that has opportunities for cross-curricular learning, this is it.
Download the Curriculum Links here: Personal Curriculum Links
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