'Nicola Gunn’s theatre is tantalizing, entertaining, ridiculous and often bewildering in the best possible way'
Herald Sun (For Nicola Gunn's 'Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster')
'Intricate and often brilliant'
The Age (For Nicola Gunn's 'Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster')
'[Nicola Gunn] combines performance, art and anthropology like no other artist'
Daily Review (For Nicola Gunn's 'Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster')

Unpack Nicola Gunn’s personal fantasy of being a French actress—despite being categorically not French.

In a surreal comedic encounter, the aspiring French actress quarrels with a Japanese film director and their interpreter about how to translate a script of a complex mother-daughter relationship to the screen. Their different points of view spiral into riveting and confounding misunderstandings.

Apologia fuses comedy with awkward attempts to express ourselves and communicate across boundaries. Armed with her signature bold and candid approach, Nicola Gunn (Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster) confronts having your voice translated by others.


Co-Produced by BIT Teatergarasjen, Rosendal Teater and Black Box Teater. This project has been realised with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Council Norway and through an AsiaTOPA. Virtual Lab supported by Arts Centre Melbourne, Playking Foundation and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Nicola Gunn Headshot

Writer, Director & Cast /

Nicola Gunn

Yumi Umiumare Headshot

Cast /

Yumi Umiumare

Taka Takiguchi 滝口貴 Headshot

Cast /

Taka Takiguchi 滝口貴

Katie Åtland  Headshot

Set Designer /

Katie Åtland

Kate Davis Headshot

Costume Designer /

Kate Davis

Emma Valente Headshot

Lighting Designer /

Emma Valente

Darius Kedros Headshot

Composer & Sound Designer /

Darius Kedros

Harry Dowling Headshot

Stage Manager /

Harry Dowling


Séverine Magois


Aoi Matsushima


Martyn Coutts

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

7pm, Tue 6 Aug
7pm, Wed 7 Aug
7pm, Thu 8 Aug
7pm, Tue — Sat
2pm, Sat 17 Aug
5pm, Sun 18 Aug
7pm, Tue 13 Aug

Content notes

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