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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.

Directed by Chris Mead (Quack, Rare Earth), with Justin Smith, Briallen Clarke, Matt Day and Emele Ugavule.  

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


Download the online program

Content Warning
Please note there is use of coarse language in this production.


Directed by Nick Bolton at TEN ALPHAS 


Chris Mead & Ross Mueller In Conversation


Lee Lewis on A Strategic Plan
“It takes a Ross Mueller kind of heart to understand powerlessness without self-pity.” – Lee Lewis 

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 Dates

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

Performance Times

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


90 minutes no interval

Meet the Artists 

Tuesday 14 February (exclusively for Griffin Subscribers)

Griffin Up Late

Friday 24 February

Stick around for a post-show jam of music and chortles, featuring Richard Cuthbert, folk songstress Julia Johnson, comedy lady Sabrina D’Angelo and talky talker Phil Spencer. 

From 9:30pm.

More info and tickets here.


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Adult $55
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $43
Under 35 $35

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