top of page



           “ subtlenuance is one of Sydney's  most vital, active,prolific

                   and innovative small production companies."   Crikey

             "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  

     “an extraordinary little theatre company…[with] an unusually high degree

                   of quality and consistency, as compared with practically

                            any theatre company you care to name."  Crikey

                                “one of Sydney’s most enduring and

                          entertaining theatre companies" Sydney Arts Guide


             Founded in 2008, subtlenuance is a Sydney based, independent theatre company solely dedicated to the creation of original,

Australian work. Our focus is the exploration of political and philosophical ideas. We believe theatre is a forum for many voices; 

an art form especially suited to both the exploration and creation of subtlety and nuance. 

Through these two qualities our world becomes richer.

Our back catalogue of works is here.

Please contact us via email - subtlenuancetheatre (at) - if you are interested in one of our plays.





About Us

Paul Gilchrist 

Paul is a  writer and director, and the artistic director of subtlenuance. His work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas.

Plays he has both written and directed include: Live a Little (KXT Popupstairs, 2021) Simple Souls (Fringe HQ, 2019); One Way Mirror (Blood Moon Theatre, 2018); Shut Up And Drive (with Daniela Giorgi) (Kings Cross Theatre, 2016); All the Difference (Old 5052015); Joan Again (Old Fitz, 2014); Cristina in the Cupboard (TAP, 2013); Rocket Man (TAP, 2013); Blind Tasting (Old 505, Ensemble, Street Theatre Canberra, CAP Theatre Los Angeles 2012/2013); Lucy Black (TAP 2012); Toy Box (TAP 2011); Life is Impossible (Newtown Theatre 2010, and Old 505 Theatre, 2020); A Thing of Beauty (Old Fitz, 2010); Two Gates (TAP, 2010); Catherine at Avignon (TAP, 2009); Before the Embrace (Newtown Theatre, 2009); True Times Three (TAP 2008); and Dead Money (TAP, 2007).

Plays he has directed include: Talc by Daniela Giorgi (TAP, 2010); A Quiet Night in Rangoon by Katie Pollock (New Theatre, 2011); Losing You (Twice) by Kate O'Keeffe (Newtown Theatre, 2017); TickTickBoom by Melissa Lee Speyer (Actors Pulse, 2018); and Seed Bomb by Daniela Giorgi (Old 505, 2019). He has also directed the multi-playwright projects The Political Hearts of Children (TAP, 2013); High Windows Low Doorways (TAP, 2014); And Now To Bed (The Bordello Theatre, 2015); and Morning Star (Flight Path Theatre, 2021). 

In addition his play Turning Up was produced by Thrown Together Theatre (director Daryl Currie, Crypt Theatre, 2006), his short play The Danger of Safety featured in Apocalypse Theatre Company's Asylum (director Erin Taylor, Old 505, 2015), his play Atlantis was produced at Kings Cross Theatre (director Kit Bennett, 2016), Cristina in the Cupboard was produced by the Depot Theatre (director Julie Baz, 2016) and his play Appropriation was produced by Fledgling Theatre (Studio Blue Print, director Chris Huntly-Turner, 2019)


Daniela Giorgi 
Daniela is a writer and producer, and co-founder of subtlenuance.

Daniela's writing credits include: Talc, produced by subtlenuance in 2010; Friday produced in 2013 by Sydney Independent Theatre Company at the Old Fitz; The Poor Kitchen produced as part of the Old 505 Theatre's Fresh Works Season in 2016. She co-wrote Shut Up And Drive with Paul Gilchrist, which was produced at KXT in 2016. And her most recent play Seed Bomb was produced as part of the Old 505 Theatre's Fresh Works Season in 2019

She has also had short stories, poetry and fiction published and blogs at 

Since 2008 Daniela has produced over thirty original shows: Live a Little, 2021; Simple Souls, 2019; One Way Mirror, 2018; TickTickBoom, 2018; Atlantis, 2016; Shut Up And Drive, 2016; The Poor Kitchen, 2016; All the Difference, 2015; And Now To Bed, 2015; Joan, Again, 2014; High Windows Low Doorways, 2014; Cristina in the Cupboard, 2013; Rocket Man, 2013; The Political Hearts of Children, 2013; Blind Tasting, 2012 / 2013 / 2014; Lucy Black, 2012; A Quiet Night in Rangoon, 2011; Bare Boards Brave Heart, 2011; Toy Box, 2011; Life Is Impossible, 2010 and 2020; 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.

bottom of page