Qualia/Fyre is a search for fire in one of the coldest places on earth.
Join artist, producer and proud neurodivergent Heidi Everett as she confronts tragedy, creativity and comedy, revealing what it’s like to be in a public psychiatric ward and searching for a way out.
Inspired by the powerful creative dynamic of Heidi and John Fleming, the performance delivers an unyielding sense of humour through ‘ward-time’ artwork, illuminating the living experience of the psych system.
This is a new work of the artist’s mental health diversity performance company Qualia Theatre, which premiered to sold-out audiences at Melbourne FRINGE in 2019, receiving the Access and Inclusion award for world-leading inclusive audience and artist practices.
Heidi Everett has an exquisite turn of phrase.’ Sydney Morning Herald October 2021
Content Warning: Psychiatric system themes, living on the street, very mild supernatural themes. Heidi provide a c-PTS content advice pack for audience who request one.
Produced, Created and performed by Heidi Everett
Co-created, Directed and Stage Managed by John Fleming
Cinematography by Jason Cheetham
Film Lighting by Filip Laureys
Image by Darren Gill
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.