Jules Orcullo is a Filipinx-Australian theatre maker, playwright, songwriter, dramaturg, director, performer, and producer. Her independent company, The Joy Offensive, is currently supporting online performance works-in-process with diaspora artists in Australia and the UK through the earth ocean ancestors works-in-process series. She is currently writing a pop musical called Fraser Babies with music producer Chloe Macaulay-Keung and dramaturg and community advisor, Miranda Aguilar. She is also developing work as part of The Australian Offence Force with Sydney Theatre Company.
Jules is a founding member of Kallective, as is working as a writer, director, and story developer for stage projects for the Filipinx diaspora. Kallective is supported by the Australia Council, Create NSW, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, and Casula Powerhouse.
Jules recently worked as Associate Producer (Community Programs) at Belvoir and Assistant Producer for Co-Curious’ Stage Program. She previously worked as an administrator with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance, The Festivalists, and Options Theatre Company.
Recently, Jules wrote and directed developments of Fraser Babies (CAAP); an intimate two hander about intimacy and trauma Lockout (Kings Cross Theatre); a Filipinx horror experience Twenty One Sixty Five (The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre) and a rowdy short panto Aussie Kids are Weet-Bix Kids (Kings Cross Theatre). She was also dramaturg and director on Ten Years To Home with Nautanki Theatre at Riverside Theatres. Her comedy cabaret, phroot sahlad, on the weird world of psychosexual dysfunction in the context of a migrant religiosity was performed across London and Oxford in 2017.
She's worked in development and production roles for Double Delicious (CAAP), Fangirls (Belvoir), Blood on a Cat's Neck (Kings Cross Theatre), Curry Kings (Riverside Theatres), and Fuck You Pay Me (Bunker Theatre, UK). Other recent works for theatre include: earth. ocean. ancestors. (producer/curator, across UK 2017), May Utang (writer/performer, Theatre Absolute UK 2017), and Look, See (short; writer/director, Theatre Royal Stratford East UK 2017).
Jules is a current Women in Music Mentee with APRA AMCOS and is an alumna of development programmes at AFTRS, Playwriting Australia, Q Theatre, the Australian Theatre for Young People, KXT, National Theatre of Parramatta, the Australian Film Television and Radio School, The Royal Court (UK), Soho Theatre (UK), Lyric Hammersmith (UK), The North Wall Arts Centre (UK), Belgrade Theatre (UK) and Yellow Earth Theatre (UK).
Jules has worked as a teaching artist at Belvoir, the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), and Coventry University’s Theatre and Performance Faculty (UK).