One-person hybrid theatre and film performance

Portrait of a woman looking through tree branches

One-person hybrid theatre and film performance

Next date: Thursday, 07 July 2022 | 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

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.

Qualia/Fyre is a search for fire in one of the coldest places on earth. 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.

Auslan performance

The 8 July performance will have full Auslan interpretation available.

Content advice

Qualia/Fyre contains low-moderate level depictions of psychiatric ward realities. A PTS (post trauma stress) content advice pack is available for audience members who would like to know these scenes in advance.


  • Thursday, 07 July 2022 | 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
  • Friday, 08 July 2022 | 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
  • Saturday, 09 July 2022 | 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM


Qualia/Fyre is supported by Banyule Council and Creative Victoria. It is created and performed on Wurundjeri Country.

Yarra-me Djila Theatrette @ Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 3079  View Map