Five new Australian works that are experimental, interactive and made-for-livestream.


What if a living room was a stage? What if your phone was a looking glass? What if ‘staying in’ became a night of interactive theatre?

Welcome to Griffin Lock-In. Commencing Tuesday 21 April, Griffin is giving you all-out access to five brand new theatrical experiments via livestream, for free!

Here’s how it works. We’ve commissioned five of our favourite artists to create made-for-livestream works (with just a week’s notice, mind you!). Once the Lock-In kicks off, every night for five nights, you’ll be privy to a work via livestream on Griffin’s YouTube channel. The works will be preserved for 24 hours to view online before they disappear into the ether.

The works might last one hour, they might last five. They might be deeply interactive or observationally awe-inspiring. You won’t know what you’ll get till you tune in. One thing is for sure, though—they’ll provoke you to think about the possibilities of new Australian theatre differently.

Content Warning
Some Griffin Lock-In performances contain references to violence, strong language, and adult themes. All performances are recommended for ages 15+. Harriet Gillies & Xanthe Dobbie’s performance on Thursday 23 April is recommended for ages 18+. Content warnings for individual performances will be provided on the day of broadcast.


Jordan Raskopoulos
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Black Birds
Created by
Ayeesha Ash
In collaboration with
Stelly G
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Harriet Gillies & Xanthe Dobbie
In collaboration with Solomon Thomas and Marcus Whale
Design support by Hugh O’Connor
With thanks to Mark Rogers, Duncan Graham, Kasia Vickery and Declan Greene
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Dollar Bin Darlings
Created by
Jonny Hawkins
In collaboration with
Mikala Westall
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Roshelle Fong
In collaboration with Daniel Last
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Curator Declan Greene
Technical Director David Bergman
Broadcast Director Khym Scott

Performance Times

Performance Times
7pm, Tuesday 21 April
— Jordan Raskopoulos
7pm, Wednesday 22 April
– Black Birds
7pm, Thursday 23 April
— Harriet Gillies & Xanthe Dobbie
7pm, Friday 24 April
— The Dollar Bin Darlings
7pm, Saturday 25 April — Roshelle Fong

Where To Watch

Watch from 7pm, 21 – 25 April, on Griffin’s YouTube Channel.

Griffin Lock-In is free to watch. Works will be available to watch for 24 hours after their initial stream on Youtube and embedded on the Griffin website.