This major new online work is a summoning and a worshipping of ancestors – a journey through fire, pain, ash and becoming.
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).
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
Duration – 65 minutes
Age Recommendation – 16 years and over
Content – Mental health, adult themes and strong language
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