Jules Orcullo is a queer, disabled, Filipino playwright, songwriter, and dramaturg based on Gadigal country. She currently works as Dramaturg at Sydney Theatre Company, working across New Works and the Watershed Writers program. Her debut work, Forgetting Tim Minchin, premiered at Belvoir's 25a in 2023, directed by Amy Sole.
Jules has developed the following works as writer and director: Fraser Babies (CAAP, Hayes), Lockout (Kings Cross Theatre, The North Wall Arts Centre), Twenty One Sixty Five (Q Theatre), Aussie Kids are Weet-Bix Kids (Kings Cross Theatre), and May Utang (Theatre Absolute). She wrote songs for Sydney Theatre Company's Australian Offence Force and has written short works for Bondi Festival, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Theatre Company. Her comedy cabaret, phroot sahlad, was performed across the UK, directed by Robert Awosusi.
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.
As a dramaturg, Jules has worked with Australian Plays Transform on their First Nations Writers' Retreat, Developing the Dramaturg, and lutriwita programs, and with Ilbijerri Theatre Company on their BlackWrights program. 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).
Jules is an alumna of development programmes at National Theatre of Parramatta under the mentorship of Tarell Alvin McCraney, APRA AMCOS, Hayes Theatre, AFTRS, Playwriting Australia, Q Theatre, the Australian Theatre for Young People, KXT, 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).
Her independent company, The Joy Offensive, supports performance works-in-process with diaspora artists in Australia and the UK through the earth ocean ancestors works-in-process series.
Jules worked as Interim Producer at Ilbijerri Theatre Company, 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.