Experience the lyrical storytelling of M’ap Boulé – 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 – Haitian Creole for “I’m on fire” – is a celebration of culture, connection and spirit.
Writer, Creator & Performer
Carl St Jacques
Musical Director & Performer
Set & Costume Designer
Kween G Kibone
Drums / Polymba
M’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.
Hero image by Ibrahim Intwari
Project Partners & Acknowledgements
M’ap Boulé is produced by Performing Lines. It was originally developed and produced by Urban Theatre Projects (Utp). This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the NSW Government through Create NSW. The work was developed and premiered with the support of the Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation.