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The Colour of Fire by Nadia Fragnito

In 2017 Exit Theatre brings to Healesville a winner of the 2014 Script-writing Competition - The Colour of Fire by Nadia Fragnito. It tells the story of Eva, Jack and Heather - all very different bushfire survivors. Eva has internalised her guilt and is trying to use it as the focus for her work as a painter. Jack, an ex-CFA volunteer fire fighter gives motivational speeches at commemorative events and Heather, who lost her family pets in the Ash Wednesday fires, now rescues and rehabilitates wildlife. When their lives intersect at an anniversary, they begin to discover that their pasts are more entangled than they first believed.

This beautifully written  play talks about the emotions and the ways of dealing with them when facing traumatic events. It answers the question of reconciliation, forgiveness and hope.  By showing the post bushfire trauma and attempts to overcome the loss and the sadness, the play underlines the need to “keep moving.” 

The Colour of Fire, supported by Shire of Yarra Ranges, is a part of the project which aims to bring awareness of  post-trauma associated with the events we cannot control. It will be accompanied  by a series of community-based conversation and a symbolic art exhibition, presenting the stories of Jenny Reddin, Amanda Ruck and Ali Griffin. 

directed by John Wood

produced by Exit Theatre

cast: Kristof Kaczmarek, Suhasini Seelin, Elizabeth O’Callaghan, Ben Freeland

visual artists: Paul Sonsie, Ali Griffin, Lynette Orzlowski, Raelene Sharp, Amanda Ruck, Jenny Reddin, Michelle Bolmat, Christine Pearce & Kate Baker

supported by Shire of Yarra Ranges & Yarra Valley Arts Council

the performances

@ the Memo, Healesville

16th - 19th March 2017

@ Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton

25th & 26th March 2017

Q&A with the playwright, actors &  visual artists: Ali Griffin, Michelle Bolmat & Christine Pearce

@ the Memo, Healesville

18th March, 2017

@ after 7:30pm performance

Q&A with the playwright & actors

@ Arts Centre, Warburton

26th March, 2017 

after 2pm performance



Event starts
Thursday 16 March, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 26 March, 2017
The Memo in Healesville & Arts Centre in Warburton
Venue Address
235 Maroondah Hway, Healesville; & 3409 warburton Hway

Victoria, Healesville & Warburton

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