By Jodee Mundy Collaborations and Critical Stages Touring

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, she conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, 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 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 smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.

Event Access

All performances of Personal have AUSLAN integrated into the production
Audio Described Performance: Thurs 7th 7:30pm
Recommended for ages 10+
Schools: access educational packs and schools ticketing via Brisbane Festival website.

Ticket holders to the performances on Thu 7 Sep will receive free entry to the ‘On Our Terms’ panel
Ticket holders to the performance on Fri 8 Sep will receive free entry to the post show in conversation in AUSLAN.

Get In Contact
If you have special individual access needs, please contact Metro Arts directly on +617 3002 7100 or so they can accommodate you to the best of their ability.

Venue Access

Venue Access
The easiest way to access Metro Arts is to enter West Village from Boundary Street, wander through the garden area, and make your way down Factory Lane.

The West Village retail precinct is wheelchair accessible via travelators, lifts and ramps throughout the precinct.

Event type

by Deaf and/or disabled artists

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