Nancy Denis, a black Haitian-Australian Performer stands in a spotlight staring resolutely to camera. She wears a fabulous full-bodied orange tulle dress and a large ornate necklace made of cowrie shells.

M’ap Boulé

Nancy Denis

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
Nancy Denis

Anthea Williams

Liza-Mare Syron


Carl St Jacques

Musical Director & Performer
Victoria Falconer

Set & Costume Designer
Maitê Inaê

Lighting Designer
Karen Norris

Kween G Kibone

Drums / Polymba
Mick Stuart


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

Information for Presenters

M’ap Boulé is available for presentation and touring from 2023.

Jane Schon Producer
Vanessa Wright Senior Producer

Presentation History

Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Space Theatre
Adelaide, SA
BLEACH* Festival, Broadbeach Hub
Gold Coast, QLD

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.

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