Winner of the Yarra Ranges-based Exit Theatre company’s 2014 scriptwriting competition, The Colour of Fire deals with post-bushfire trauma through the individual stories of a group of survivors as they attempt to overcome their loss and sadness.
Eva, Jack and Heather are all very different bushfire survivors. When their lives intersect at an anniversary they begin to discover that their pasts are more entangled than they first believed.
It is a powerful and compelling story of Eva, an artist who struggles with the grief of losing her family in the 2009 Victorian bush fires. Her trauma is reflected in her paintings in which the colour of fire is the dominant one.
When Eva is commissioned to paint the portraits of two bushfire survivors – Jack & Heather - her struggle comes to the surface.
- 50 minutes
- 2 female, 2 male
- teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre