M'ap Boulé

21 September —
25 September 2020
Nancy Denis
M'ap Boulé

This major new online work is a summoning and a worshipping of ancestors – a journey through fire, pain, ash and becoming.

Further Information

M’ap Boulé – Home is where I lay is a play with songs telling the story of a child of immigrant parents growing up in Australia finding her identity. It explores the story of the first black-led republic of Haiti and the personal narrative of a Haitian-Australian woman living on Gadigal land in Waterloo.

M’ap Boulé’ translated to English means ‘I’m on fire’ in Haitian Creole, a language that was developed during the Haitian Revolution in 1804.

Written by Nancy Denis and directed by Hilton Denis, M’ap Boulé features original music composed by Carl St Jacques with lyrics by Nancy Denis.

Nancy Denis is a Haitian-Australian actor who, at the age of three, began dance training and has since gone on to secure roles on stage and screen. Recently she was a featured performer in Utp’s RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW(2018) and Home Country (2017).

Event Details

Monday 21 September 6pm AEST

Wednesday 23 September 1pm AEST

Friday 25 September 9am AEST (24 September 7PM in Haiti EDT)

Friday 25 September 6pm AEST

Friday 25 September 8:30pm AEST

Presented online

Duration – 65 minutes

Age Recommendation – 16 years and over

Content – Mental health, adult themes and strong language

Production Team

Lead Artist, Writer and Performer – Nancy Denis

Director – Hilton Denis

Composer, Musical Director and Musician – Carl St. Jacques

Designer – Maitê Inaê

Cinematographer – Akil Ahamat

Editor – Akil Ahamat

Lighting Designer – Justin Phan

Dramaturg – Liza-Mare Syron

Writing Consultant – Winnie Dunn

Studio Producer (Music) – Dan Nave

Sound Engineer – Michael Toisuta

Camera Operators – Murli Dhir and Andy Lysle

Design Assistant – Gemma Rizzo

Follow Spot Operator and Venue Technician – Amber Silk

Partners and Supporters

Image Credits

Akil Ahamat