"Failure is not on the whiteboard."


Feel like you’re drowning in paper work? Beaten by the impenetrable weight of office bureaucracy? Adrift in a sea of jargon? You’re not alone.

Andrew, former rock muso and new CEO of youth music organisation, STACCATO, was parachuted in to save the company from oblivion. Mission accomplished, he’s setting his sights on implementing a bold, new strategic plan.

But the Board has unanimously scrapped the plan and neglected to tell Andrew, leaving him adrift in a world of KPIs, performance reviews and a General Manager who refuses to return from his holiday in Thailand.

A Strategic Plan is Geelong-based playwright Ross Mueller’s contemporary satire about office life, arts funding and the perils of following your heart. Hilarious, pointed and painfully observant, it’s sure to cut close to the bone for anyone who’s ever tried to make a difference at work.

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Cast & Creatives

Director Chris Mead
Designer Sophie Fletcher
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound Designer and Composer Steve Francis
Stage Manager Grace Nye-Butler
Briallen Clarke, Matt Day, Justin Smith, Emele Ugavule

Performance Times

Previews 27 January  – 1 February
Season 4 February  – 11 March

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Tuesday 7 March 2pm & 7pm

Run Time
90 minutes no interval


Trailer, A Strategic Plan

Chris Mead & Ross Mueller In Conversation, A Strategic Plan

Lee Lewis on A Strategic Plan


“Mueller ingeniously skewers the way that management speak can be used to obscure meaning as much as it can be used to create it, and this wonderful cast of four find all the comedic potential in that exploration.” Ben Neutze, The Daily Review

“Looking for a piece of theatre that hits all the KPIs? This is it.” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

Supported By

A Strategic Plan was supported by Playwriting Australia, through the National Script Workshop 2016.

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