“a small, fiercely independent company of proven integrity… [their work] augurs well, not only for subtlenuance’s future as a distinctive, important, independent voice in Australian theatre, but for the future of Australian theatre at large.”
Australian Stage Online
"subtlenuance is one of Sydney’s most vital, active, prolific and innovative small production companies."
subtlenuance is dedicated to theatre that is ambitious, independent, challenging and engaging. Our sole focus is the production of original Australian work; work that is physically exciting, emotionally enthralling, and intellectually stimulating.
We believe theatre is a forum for many voices. For this reason, it is an art form especially suited to both the exploration and creation of subtlety and nuance. Through these two qualities our world becomes richer.
Since our inception in 2008, subtlenuance has produced twelve original productions to remarkable critical acclaim:
‘So cleverly interwoven with perceptive questioning is his writing that you begin to feel as though Gilchrist's understanding of the human psyche is on a different more-in-tuned level.”
“drenched in an exceptional ability to observe human behavior and thought.
This play could be staged anywhere in the world and it will resonate with the audience.”
“Like Stoppard, Gilchrist is great with words... a significant achievement in writing, direction and staging... obviously a playwright worth watching.”
“it doesn't get a whole lot better than written, and directed, by Paul Gilchrist” Australian Stage Online
"a well crafted emotional hour of must-see theatre”
“work of originality and independence…Giorgi has created two intriguingly complex characters in this astute portrayal of human life and desires”
“I can't really bring to mind the last time I laughed as loud and, almost amidst it, felt the agony of intense, searing tragedy.”
Australian Stage Online
“a thoroughly enjoyable night of mischievous satire, however let the directionless in the audience be warned, this is a production that really makes you sit up and examine what you’re doing with your life.” Alternative Media
"a profound piece of theatre ... deserves a tip of the hat to subtlenuance’s efforts, talent and integrity."
“a well crafted, tasty piece of small, intense theatre that ponders some deeply philosophical questions”
"See this play to experience the beauty of Elizabethan language that was not written by Shakespeare or Marlowe"
Over the last five years Daniela has produced twelve original shows: Blind Tasting, 2012; Lucy Black, 2012; A Quiet Night in Rangoon, 2011; Bare Boards Brave Heart, 2011; Toy Box, 2011; Life Is Impossible, 2010, A Thing of Beauty, 2010; Talc & Two Gates, 2010; Before The Embrace, 2009; Catherine at Avignon, 2009; and True Times Three, 2008. Prior to that she produced Gloss, Sold, Turning Up and Dead Money, for Thrown Together Theatre’s "pop-up theatre" experiment; theatre created for performance in a range of eclectic non-traditional venues. She has published short stories, poetry and fiction. Her debut play, Talc, was produced in 2010. Her short play, Sicilian Biscotti, was written and produced for the launch of Women, Power, Culture at New Theatre in 2011. Her second full length play, Friday, will be produced in 2013 by Sydney Independent Theatre Company at the Old Fitzroy Theatre. She also blogs about food, place and time at http://sagesomethymes.wordpress.com
Paul is a Sydney based writer and director and a founding member of both Thrown Together Theatre and subtlenuance. His work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas. The plays he has written and directed include Blind Tasting, 2012; Lucy Black, 2012; Toy Box, 2011; Life Is Impossible, 2010; A Thing of Beauty, 2010; Two Gates, 2010; Catherine at Avignon, 2009; Before The Embrace, 2009; True Times Three, 2008; and Dead Money, 2007. His play Turning Up was short listed for the Theatre at Risk Festival of New Writing  and produced at The Crypt Theatre, Balmain . Paul was the writer of Thrown Together Theatre’s “lounge theatre” or "pop-up theatre" projects. He has directed Talc by Daniela Giorgi 2010 and A Quiet Night in Rangoon by Katie Pollock 2011. He was also the artistic director of subtlenuance's multi-playwright project Bare Boards Brave Heart 2011.
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