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 Haiti and the personal narrative of a Haitian-Australian woman living on Gadigal land in Waterloo.
Written by Nancy Denis and directed by Hilton Denis, M'ap Boule features original music composed by Carl St Jacques with lyrics by Nancy Denis.
November - December 2022
Duration - 65 minutes
Age Recommendation - 16 years and over
Lead Artist, Writer and Performer - Nancy Denis
Director - Hilton Denis
Composer, Musical Director and Musician - Carl St. Jacques
Nancy Denis is a Haitian-Australian artist. She has worked across stage, television and film including roles in The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe directed by Ros Horin, One the Bear for La Boite Theatre Company, Belvoir’s Sami In Paradise directed by Eamon Flack, ABC TV’s Clevermen and feature films The Great Gatsby (dir. Baz Luhrmann) and Truth (dir. James Vanderbilt).In 2017 she performed in Urban Theatre Project's (UTP) production Home Country in Blacktown. The following year she undertook a residency with the company with collaborator Kween G. Later that year, she was a featured artist in UTP’s festival Right Here. Right Now. In 2019, she was invited by the company to develop M’ap Boule - her first solo show. This is highly personal work told through original song, poetry and spoken word.
PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
This project is supported by the Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation