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1984 by George Orwell
Radial Theater Project


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  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Radial Theater Project
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 4, 2020
  • Project Ends: Mar 14, 2020

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  • Contact Person: David Gassner
  • Primary Phone: 206-661-4823
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Call for actor submissions for a stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. The production will run at 18th & Union in February and March, 2020, opening 17 days before Washington State's presidential primary election.

In this adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan, head writer of San Francisco Mime Troupe, clandestine revolutionary Winston Smith has already been captured and is being interrogated by members of the Party in the infamous Room 101. Reading Winston's diary, the party members re-enact the story leading up to his imprisonment. The adaptation was first produced by The Actors' Gang in Los Angeles, CA. This production will be directed by Radial Theater Project and 18th & Union producing director David Gassner.

We are seeking three middle-aged white male actors to play members of Oceania's Inner Party, and one of any ethnicity for the role of Winston Smith.


Other details:
This is an ensemble production, with most actors on stage for the entire play. Most actors will be called to all rehearsals; the one exception is O'Brian, who is only heard over loudspeakers for the first part of the show. In submission, please note any conflicts with the rehearsal and performance schedule:

Rehearsals start the weekend after New Year's
Pre-tech rehearsals are Mon-Wed evenings and Sat-Sun afternoons
Tech weekend: Feb. 15-16
Dress rehearsals: Feb. 17-19 (there'll be one night off in there)
Preview: Feb. 20
Opening night: Feb. 21
Runs Thurs-Sun, Feb. 21 - March 14 with one Monday show on March 2


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
This adaptation calls for 6 actors:

- Winston Smith: 39 years old, "scrawny"
- First Party Member: middle-aged, white, also Winston in the interrogation re-enactment. Does not have to resemble "real" Winston.
- Second Party Member, also Julia: female (already cast)
- Third Party Member, also Kid, Syme, Rally Speaker: middle-aged, white
- Fourth Party Member, also Kid, Charrington, Parsons, O'Brian in the re-enactment: middle-aged, white
- O'Brian, Winston's interrogator and chief torturer: middle-aged with a "brutal face", white

Audition/Interview Dates:
By email submission

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Yes, to be scheduled

Audition Requirements:
Readings from the script

Sides/Script download:
To be provided

Monetary compensation:
Stipend of $1,000 per performer

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