Jules Orcullo is a Filipina-Australian theatre-maker based in London via Sydney. Her theatre making is interested in real-time togetherness, our relationships to our bodies, and crossed cultural lines.
Jules is currently the chief steward of the newly formed 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.
Jules has come up through writers' programmes at Soho Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, The Royal Court, The North Wall Arts Centre and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), and has most recently performed with Theatre Absolute in Coventry and Yellow Earth Theatre.
At the end of 2016, her Asian Australian drama Lockout was developed at Playwriting Australia's National Script Workshop in Sydney. In 2017, her debut comedy cabaret phroot sahlad was performed at the Lyric Hammersmith, The North Wall Arts Centre, and Camden People's Theatre. Her latest work, May Utang, premiered at Shop Front Theatre, Coventry as part of Theatre Absolute's Are We Where We Are series in May 2017.
Jules is also a speaker, mentor and facilitator, specialising in politically nourishing self-determined practice and writing from personal experience. She’s in the process of working out how to consciously decolonise her life-long Anglicisation without erasing herself entirely - any pointers appreciated.