AN inclusive theatre performance for hearing and deaf audiences will be performed at the Horsham Town Hall on Thursday night.
The performance piece, Personal is performed by Jodee Mundy.
Ms Mundy said discovered that her entire family were deaf when she was five years old in Kmart. As the only hearing person in a deaf family, the solo performance aims to unpack the concept of disability within society through the eyes of a child.
Ms Mundy’s first language is Auslan while English is her second language. Personal will be presented in two languages – English and Australian Sign Language through the use of multimedia and projection.
Ms Mundy will take the audience through her personal story by using video project mapping, super eight footage from her childhood and excerpts of interviews with her family members.
Horsham Rural City Council deaf access worker Maggie Bridgewater said the performance piece was an opportunity for the region to understand the misconceptions between the hearing and deaf world.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our region to witness a performance that demonstrates the challenges and misconceptions between the hearing and the deaf world. It is also a chance to see how how Auslan is a language skill that should be encouraged in education and work institutions to support our deaf community,” she said.
The performance starts at 7.30pm on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased via the Horsham Town Hall website.