"The young-centric social commentary of Lena Dunham meets the sexual liberation of Amy Schumer"


A sitcom-reject, set in cyberspace, Virgins & Cowboys is a play about a 20-something dude stuck in a dead-end job who meets two women online, both of whom are virgins. As he sets out on a bizarre self-assigned mission to ‘be the one who…’, the internet, the past, the future, and the stage smash together and everything crumbles around him. This twisted and timely premise is used to examine a demographic of people spat out of the other end of the information age—those in a futile and relentless pursuit of happiness.

Combining Morgan Rose’s darkly comedic social commentary with Dave Sleswick’s bold and colourful direction, Virgins & Cowboys brings together a talented ensemble cast in this non-hero’s journey. Off the back of a critically acclaimed Melbourne season, this work is a current, dangerous and unapologetic bon voyage to the patriarchy.

Presented by Motherboard Productions and Griffin Independent 

Image by Sarah Walker

Cast & Creatives

Director Dave Sleswick
Set & Costume Designer Yvette Turnbull
Lighting Designer Lisa Mibus
Sound Designer Liam Barton
Producer Natasha Phillips
Stage Manager Kate Brennen
With Katrina Cornwell, James Deeth, Penelope Harpham, Kieran Law, George Lingard

Performance Times

Previews 30 November
Season 2 – 16 December

Performance Times
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 9 & 16 December 2pm & 7pm

Run Time
90 minutes no interval


Trailer, Virgins & Cowboys

Q&A, Virgins & Cowboys


“The young-centric social commentary of Lena Dunham meets the sexual liberation of Amy Schumer for coffee.” ★★★★★ Time Out Melbourne

“Virgins and Cowboys successfully stirs thoughts and feelings within, provoking thought about society’s inability to connect.” ★★★★ TheatrePeople

“From the opening moment, this fast-pace, incisive script seizes attention…Playwright Rose is a strong emerging female voice. She has delivered a gutsy and ambitious tale of coming of age when the rules of sexual engagement have shifted and deep human connection eludes.” Sydney Morning Herald

“The cast is splendid. Uniformly and cohesively vivacious, each actor brings a sense of luxuriant depth to the discussions that they facilitate.” SuzyGoesSee

“…Morgan Rose’s black comedy is markedly original stuff, demonstrating a reluctance to conform to conventional story arcs and certainties.” Audrey Journal