1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2023 events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

Experience the profound storytelling of Nancy Denis in M’ap Boulé, Haitian Creole for ‘I’m on fire’.

Ma’p Boulé is a dramatic Cabaret about a child born of immigrants growing up in a country called Australia. Nancy Denis shares funny and pivotal stories from her journey to embrace her Black, Queer, Haitian and Australian identities, framed by the pain and joy she carries from her self-liberated Ancestors who revolted against their colonisers and created the first black-led republic of Haiti.

Supported by Carl St. Jacques, Anthea Williams, Victoria Falconer, Mick Stuart, Kween G and more, M’ap Boulé is a celebration of culture, connection, resistance and spirit.


Content Warning – Discussions of mental health, adult themes and strong language

★★★★ “M’ap Boulé is a gift of vital life, a celebration, a revolution. Don’t miss it.” — Sydney Morning Herald

Nancy Denis

Writer and creator, Nancy Denis, is a multidisciplinary artist. She has worked across stage, television and film including roles in Belvoir’s Sami In Paradise, directed by Eamon Flack, STC’s Blithe Spirit directed by Paige Rattray and A Raisin In The Sun, directed by Wesley Enoch, ABC’s Cleverman, Netflix’s 600 Bottles of Wine, TikTok’s series Krystal Klairvoyant, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and Truth, directed by James Vanderbilt. She has performed in Utp’s Home Country and Right Here Right Now festival and will be playing Clyde in Ensemble Theatres Clydes in 2023. M’ap Boulé is Nancy’s first solo show which debuted in December 2022. You can also keep up with Nancy on her YouTube channel The Nancy Denis Show where she interviews a variety of local Australian guests and musical acts. Nancy continues to work and grow within the arts expanding into visual arts in an artist residency with Red Rattler Theatre in 2023.

    • Accessible toilet
    • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
    • Performance may contain loud sounds/music

    This event is a cabaret work and includes a combination of spoken dialogue, singing and music.
    Content Warning - Mental health, adult themes and strong language

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    Photo CreditIbrahim Intwari
    AcknowledgmentM’ap Boulé is produced by Performing Lines. M’ap Boulé was commissioned and produced by Utp as a film in 2020 and as a theatre production presented at Darlinghurst Theatre Company (DTC) in 2022. This project has been supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Crown Resorts Foundation, Packer Family Foundation, and Bankstown Arts Centre.
    Writer, Creator and PerformerNancy Denis
    DirectorAnthea Williams
    DramaturgLiza-Mare Syron
    ComposerCarl St Jacques
    Musical Director and PerformerVictoria Falconer
    Set and Costume DesignerMaitê Inaê
    Lighting DesignerKaren Norris
    PerformerKween G
    Drums / PolymbaMick Stuart
    Produced byPerforming Lines
    Ticket prices
    • General Admission$35
    • Group Booking: 6 or more tickets$30
    • A booking fee will be applied at checkout.

    Broadbeach Hub

    Broadbeach Cultural Precinct,
    61 Sunshine Blvd
    Mermaid Waters QLD 4218

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    Thursday 10 Aug8:30 PM
    Friday 11 Aug8:30 PM
    Saturday 12 Aug8:30 PM
    All times are QLD AEST
    Important Info
    • Food & beverage available on site
    • Transport options available
    • Recommended for audiences 14+ accompanied by an adult
    • Licensed venue
    • Suitable for all ages
    • Parking
    • General Admission
    • Contains mild course language and adult themes
    • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
    • Ticketed
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Theatre

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