Rogue Projects in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co presents

You’re Not Special

The World Premiere production of Sam O’Sullivan’s darkly comic exploration of love, tech, and truth.

Do I look like the kind of person who would do that?
No. You don’t.
But neither did Ted Bundy.


Dan meets an attractive stranger, setting off a series of events that threaten to derail his life. Meanwhile his girlfriend, Ellie, is under increasing pressure at work and is hounded by a powerful force. April is a student teacher and has a key to your apartment…

Three lives unfold and everyday occurrences take on a pattern, forming connections that no one saw coming.

Maybe the stranger in the park isn’t a stranger.
Maybe our work is designed to destroy us.
Maybe everything we do has been carefully planned and choice is an illusion.

You’re Not Special is a dark comedy about life and love in the modern age. It’s about how our interactions with the world are changing before our eyes and robbing us of basic human experiences. It’s about where we are heading as a species and what we have done to ourselves.

But most of all, it’s about you.

From the writer of The Block Universe and The Wind in the Underground, You’re Not Special is Sam O’Sullivan’s wicked new play about relationships, technology and the dangerous line between truth and fiction in the digital age.


Playwright Sam O’Sullivan

Direction Samantha Young

Produced Robbi James & Erica Lovell

Associate Produced Talia Meyerowitz-Katz

Dramaturgy Dominic Mercer

Cast Arkia Ashraf, Kate Skinner, Ariadne Sgouros

Set & Costume Design Anna Gardiner

Lighting Design Martin Kinnane

Sound Design Kaitlyn Crocker

Stage Management Christopher Starnawski

Assistant Stage Management Talia Meyerowitz-Katz


Wonderfully engaging… authentic and powerful

Suzy Goes See

Powerful, poignant, slightly shocking and deeply relevant

AU Review

From one of the most original voices in Australian theatre

Sydney Arts Guide