Behind the Scenes: Jayde Kirchert and ‘Nude’21 Aug 2015, by Interviews in
Ilana from Auslan Stage Left spoke with director and writer Jayde Kitchert about her new show ‘Nude: Beneath the Beauty Spot’. Nude is a one-woman show that puts a new spin on the stories and songs of the greatest sex star that ever lived: Marilyn Monroe.
Read on to see what Jayde has to say about her experience working with Auslan interpreters, and why it is important for independent theatre makers to start providing access.
JK: Creating new worlds, prompting people’s imaginations – I hope it helps them to think differently about the world and make the world a better place!
JK: When I was on tour with the 2012 Australian production of ‘Annie’ The Musical, we had a performance in Perth that was Auslan interpreted. It was such a wonderful performance – the whole cast were buzzing because we had such a generous and positive responsive from the audience.
This is the first time I’ve booked an Auslan interpreter for a show I’ve directed, but I have taken part in workshops run by Arts Access in the past and think it’s a really important thing to do. This will be the first of many Auslan interpreted shows for Citizen Theatre!
ASL: Why would you encourage deaf audiences come and see Nude?
Thank you Jayde for being a fantastic advocate for providing access in independent theatre. Nude will be Auslan interpreted on Saturday 22nd August at 2 pm. Click here to book tickets to see Nude!
You can read a blog Jayde wrote about the themes in ‘Nude’ by clicking here, and see a fabulous review of the show by clicking here. Watch the trailer for the show below!