When two deafblind women Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens approached director Jodee Mundy, a coda, to make a show, they pulled off the impossible. They turned their small community performance into IMAGINED TOUCH, a theatre production that became a sell-out success at the Sydney Festival, going on to win at the Victorian Green Room Awards.
IMAGINED TOUCH explores the collaboration of three women: deafblind performers Heather Lawson, Michelle Stevens and Jodee Mundy as they wrestle with the question - how do they perform if they can't see or hear on stage while leading the audience to a true understanding of what it is like to be deprived of sight and hearing?
IMAGINED TOUCH is a 32 minute documentary with versions that are captioned, audio described and a transcript for Deafblind people.
This project has been assisted by Besen Foundation, Arts Access Victoria, Able Australia, 300 individual donations through Australia Cultural Foundation and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the City of Melbourne through its Arts Grants.
TRAVEL FOR THE FILM MAKERS HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY SCREEN AUSTRALIA AND VICSCREEN.
This FILM WAS MADE ON THE WURUNDJERI AND GADIGAL LANDS AND WE PAY OUR RESPECTS TO ELDERS PAST AND PRESENT
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