Code of Conduct

Producer: Rory Godbold
Writer: Rory Godbold
Directed By: Mark Wilson

An award-winning new play that's both deeply personal and ripped-from-the-headlines


Paul is the new teacher on staff, and he’s expected to play by the rules – he’s signed the Code of Conduct after all. But everyone at the school has their own way of playing the game, including a student questioning their identity, and another teacher who keeps his cards close to his chest. When boundaries in and out of the classroom are crossed, relationships and identities within the school are set to explode, leaving it one wrong move away from making the papers. ‘Code of Conduct’ is a bold and thrilling new play that doesn’t shy away from asking the big questions about workplace discrimination, queer solidarity and intergenerational responsibility. In this fresh new work, Rory Godbold continues his political engagement by lighting a match to the intersection of education, identity and politics. Visionary director Mark Wilson brings his bold, immediate and arresting style to the production.

Short Reviews

Holds the audience in its suspenseful grip for its almost 90 minutes.
Stage Whispers
Mark Wilson has a sure feel for the rhythm of the piece and, via fine performances from all, builds and builds to a natural (but not predictable) climax – and then a devastating denouement
Stage Whispers
Code of Conduct intelligently puts the spotlight on this complicated and multifaceted issue and hopefully, the more we begin to - and continue to - talk about it, the more educated we can all become.
My Melbourne Arts

Technical Information

Touring Party: 7
Bump-in Time: 4-6 hrs
Bump-out Time: 2-4 hrs
Interval: No


  • Standard theatre PA


  • Simple office style set (carpet, coffer tables, chairs). Banners that hand from lighting grid.

Transport Notes

  • Vehicles required for the tour are 1-tonne van and 8-seater people mover. The set/production can travel by plane.

Audience & Marketing Notes

‘Code of Conduct’ provides audiences with the chance to engage in a meaningful current issues production that instigates and advances conversation around religious discrimination and its impact on individuals and our society. As the show the show looks at external and internal homophobia in schools and workplaces, key audiences include the LGBTQIA+ community and supporters, parents and carers of LGBTQIA+ youth, teachers and school support staff.

Selling Points

  • Focus on LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Enables LGBTQIA+ community growth, engagement and discussion
  • Good for VCE Theatre Studies students
  • Majority queer creative team
  • New Australian responsive work

Community Engagement

  • Workshops for VCE Theatre Studies
  • Community forum with cast and cultural consultant of the show on LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Educator kits
  • Master class on writing about identity

Content Warning

Coarse language, depictions of violence, depictions of homophobia and transphobia.





0400 223 353



Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box


70 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Royalties: 10%


Technical Specifications

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