Rough Draft #50

10 Dec 2021

Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer TheatreFree

Rescheduled to Fri 10 Dec 6.30pm following cancellation due to COVID-19

Rough Draft = creative development² + a free public showing


By David Finnigan, Jules Orcullo, Jordan Raskopoulos and Megan Wilding
Directed by Jessica Arthur
Performed by Nicholas Brown and Dindi Violet

This Rough Draft unites the extraordinary talents of writers David Finnigan, Jules Orcullo, Jordan Raskopoulos and Megan Wilding to do comic combat together for the very first time under the moniker, The Australian Offence Force. The team are tasked with coming up with first draft of a sketch comedy; a medley of satirical sketches and songs that take aim at politics, society and power. Beware: The Australian Offence Forces takes no prisoners. 


Rough Drafts are week-long workshops that give theatre makers the opportunity to develop a new work for the stage. 

Writers and directors are given access to a rehearsal space, a paid team of actors or creatives and dramaturgical support. They may use the week and resources to complete a first draft of a play or they may choose to develop a script that is already complete in draft form. 

At the end of the workshop week, an audience is invited into the development process to have a sneak peek of a work in progress at the free public showing. These showings provide artists with a test audience and a platform to showcase their work to the industry. They also give audiences with an appetite for novelty access to the freshest playwriting.

Visitor Safety Information

All performances will proceed at 100% capacity in line with NSW Government guidelines. 

All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination status will be sighted at entry to the theatre on arrival as part of the Service NSW QR Check In process. All Sydney Theatre Company staff on site are subject to the same vaccination requirement. 

Face masks must be worn at all times. Face masks are mandatory, please bring and wear a well-fitted mask over your nose and mouth.

The requirements listed are part of a suite of comprehensive safety measures. The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit. 

Sydney Theatre Company thanks the Girgensohn Foundation for their support of Australian Writing.