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.

Content Warnings: adult themes, sexual references.

“Wonderfully engaging… authentic and powerful”


“From one of the most original voices in Australian theatre”


“Powerful, poignant, slightly shocking and deeply relevant”



Arkia Ashraf, Kate Skinner, Ariadne Sgouros

Creative Team

Playwright Sam O’Sullivan
Direction Samantha Young
Produced Robbi James & Erica Lovell
Associate Produced Talia Meyerowitz-Katz
Dramaturgy Dominic Mercer
Set & Costume Design Anna Gardiner
Lighting Design Martin Kinnane
Sound Design Kaitlyn Crocker
Stage Management Christopher Starnawski
Assistant Stage Management Talia Meyerowitz-Katz