What would you do differently from what you do now?
Many things. It’s a moving feast. Maybe get more involved. With groups. I’ve missed them.
Who inspires you and why?
Creative women. Especially women who care for homes and children and also develop new works and get them funded and produced. I’ve observed how incredibly difficult that can be and what enormous strength it takes.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Master the art of asking great questions and figure out ways to hear more people’s stories. Preferably face-to-face.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
Anglesea beach for the surf, the swimmers, the cliffs, and that mad singular tree that stands out from the promontory like something from Simba the Lion.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
An arts festival event, if it was on. They get to see the show and the city in celebration at the same time. Thrilling!
What are you currently reading?
The DHHS listing of new public exposure sites. And Breath – The new Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor.
What are you currently listening to?
The news, and the compelling audiobook Summertime – Reflections on a Vanishing Future by Danielle Celermajer, reflecting on the 2019 fires.
Fleeting but then that’s the nature of emotions and that’s ok.
What does the future hold for you?
A good many more breaths, I hope.
Heather can be seen in Iron Lung Theatre’s production of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling at Theatre Works, St Kilda for a limited season from 12 July 2021. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au or www.ironlungtheatre.com for details.
Image: Heather Bolton (supplied)