Jules Orcullo is a Filipina-Australian theatre-maker and producer based in Sydney, Australia. She is currently a Live/Work Tenant with Brand X and the City of Sydney, Administration Co-ordinator at Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) and a teaching artist with the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP).
Jules is currently the chief steward of the The Joy Offensive, a performance production platform dedicated to community building and self-determined practice. The Joy Offensive's first performance series, earth. ocean. ancestors. hopes to build communities of performance makers from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in the UK and beyond.
She was recently dramaturg and director on Sonal Moore's Ten Years To Home with Nautanki Theatre at Riverside Theatres. In 2019, she wrote and directed developments of Twenty One Sixty Five (The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre) and short play Aussie Kids are Weet-Bix Kids (Kings Cross Theatre). She also worked in development and production roles in 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 London), May Utang (writer/performer, Theatre Absolute UK), Look, See (short; writer/director, Theatre Royal Stratford East UK) and phroot sahlad (writer/performer, across UK).
She is an alumna of development programmes at Playwriting Australia, Q Theatre, the Australian Theatre for Young People, The Royal Court (UK), Soho Theatre (UK), Lyric Hammer-smith (UK), The North Wall Arts Centre (UK), Belgrade Theatre (UK) and Yellow Earth Theatre (UK). Jules is currently participating in artist development programmes with KXT, National Theatre of Parramatta and AFTRS.
She has worked as a facilitator and teaching artist at Coventry University (UK). See her 2017 TEDx talk “What’s Left of You: Decolonisation and Self-determination” for UCL Women here.
At present, she is working on methodologies which interrogate reinforced borders and explore interdiaspora communions. Watch this space.