Racheal Missingham is a deaf performer based in Brisbane Queensland. She has been training in contemporary dance, theatre, circus and aerial dance for the last 12 years. Racheal is currently studying at Queensland University of Technology to gain formal qualification in Drama and Creative Writing as she explores various inclusive theatre practices to ensure the performance successfully interacts between the deaf, disabled and hearing audience and performers.
Racheal is passionate about using physical theatre and digital media to explore social issues, and as a method of self-expression. She has participated and also created a variety of artistic projects that have focused heavily on aspects of body/identity such as deafness, sexuality, gender, language, and imagination, often through visual artistic mediums. Previously, Racheal has created and performed a 10 minute performance using ground and aerial skills called “Deaf to Sound” that explores her journey into the world of sounds when she acquired a cochlear implant. It gave the audience a different perspective to what it feels like for a deaf person acquiring a cochlear implant and Racheal designed the sounds that she hears to provide an audience an idea of what it is like for her.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2018 Creative Development / Deaf Body In Space