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subtlenuance is dedicated solely to the production of original Australian work.

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.

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Since our inception in 2008, subtlenuance has produced twenty original productions to remarkable critical acclaim:

“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.” Ticket Stubbies, Toy Box

“a timeless work that speaks with intellectual and emotional clarity, and should be staged in every place there’s a thinking audience.” SuzyGoesSee, Cristina in the Cupboard

“one of those little treasures of a play that fills your glass with optimism, spills a bit with the laughs, and finds truth” Canberra Times, Blind Tasting

“A triumph of narrative construction….Like Stoppard, Gilchrist is great with words… a significant achievement in writing, direction and staging… obviously a playwright worth watching.” Media Culture, Catherine at Avignon

‘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.” The Blurb, Two Gates

“it doesn’t get a whole lot better than written, and directed, by Paul Gilchrist” Australian Stage Online, A Thing of Beauty

“the way playwright and director Paul Gilchrist manages the tension and the spark between the four characters is masterful to watch” Concrete Playground, Rocket Man

“a well crafted emotional hour of must-see theatre”
Aussie Theatre, Talc

“work of originality and independence…Giorgi has created two intriguingly complex characters in this astute portrayal of human life and desires” The Blurb, Talc

“Who needs big theatre when little theatre can be so blindingly brilliant?” Australian Stage Online, The Political Hearts of Children

“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, True Times Three

“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, Before The Embrace

“a profound piece of theatre … deserves a tip of the hat to subtlenuance’s efforts, talent and integrity.” [small] LUSTS, Life is Impossible

“See this play to experience the beauty of Elizabethan language that was not written by Shakespeare or Marlowe.”  Stage Whispers, Lucy Black

subtlenuance are:

Daniela Giorgi  

Daniela is a writer and producer. Over the last eight years Daniela has produced over two dozen original shows including: One Way Mirror, 2018; Atlantis, 2016; Shut Up and Drive, 2016; And Now to Bed, 2015; Joan Again, 2014; High Windows Low Doorways, 2014; Cristina in the Cupboard, 2013; Rocket Man, 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; A Thing of Beauty,  2010; Talc & Two Gates, 2010; Before The Embrace,  2009; Catherine at Avignon, 2009; and True Times Three,  2008.  She has published short stories, poetry and fiction. Her produced plays include Talc, 2010 (TAP Gallery), Friday, 2013 (Old Fitz), The Poor Kitchen, 2016 (Old 505), and Shut Up and Drive (with Paul Gilchrist), 2016 (Kings Cross Theatre).  Her short play, Sicilian Biscotti, was written and produced for the launch of Women, Power, Culture at New Theatre in 2011. Daniela also blogs about food, place and time at


Paul Gilchrist  

Paul is a writer and director, and is the artistic director of subtlenuance. His work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas. The plays he has written and directed include One Way Mirror [Blood Moon Theatre, 2018], Atlantis [Kings Cross Theatre, 2016], Shut Up and Drive [Kings Cross Theatre, 2016] (with Daniela Giorgi), All The Difference [Old 505, 2015], Joan Again, [Old Fitz, 2014] Cristina in the Cupboard [TAP, 2013]; Rocket Man [TAP, 2013]; Blind Tasting [Old 505, Ensemble Theatre, Street Theatre, Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, 2018 -2013]; Lucy Black [TAP, 2012] Toy Box [TAP, 2011]; Life Is Impossible [Newtown Theatre, 2010]; 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].  He also directed Talc by Daniela Giorgi [TAP, 2010], A Quiet Night in Rangoon by Katie Pollock [New Theatre, 2011], and Losing You (twice) by Kate O’Keeffe [King Street Theatre, Butterfly Club, 2017]. He was the artistic director of subtlenuance’s multi-playwright projects Bare Boards Brave Heart [The Drill House, 2011], The Political Hearts of Children [TAP, 2013], High Windows Low Doorways [TAP, 2014], And Now to Bed [Kings Cross Hotel, 2015].  Paul also writes the blog Theatre Red at

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