George Orwell’s 1989: A “Swift” 10 Minute Adaptation

TEN MINUTE: In a world where government controls what music can be heard, Winston longs for the freedom to change his tune. A parody of George Orwell’s classic “1984” where Taylor Swift is Big Sister.
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George Orwell’s 1989: A “Swift” 10 Minute Adaptation

Recommended by

  • Kenneth N. Kurtz:
    17 Jun. 2020
    This delicious comic satire fascinates in that it is both timely and timeless at the same time. That's a neat trick that Steven Hayet plays to perfection.
  • Justin Guidroz:
    17 Jun. 2020
    This is a lot of cheeky fun, clever and funny on every page. Would be a blast to both stage and watch.
  • Claudia Haas:
    21 Mar. 2020
    Hayet always finds comedy comic gold. Relatable through all the generations, the play combines our pop culture with our culture of celebrity and then again with Orwell’s dystopian future. And it works!

Character Information

  • WINSTON
    Male
  • JULIA
    Female
  • O’BRIEN
    Any
    O'Brien written in George Orwell’s novel as male, but can be played by any gender.
  • PARTY MEMBER
    Any
    Played by the same actor playing O’Brien.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Sydney
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Peekskill High School
    ,
    2018
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Hollywood
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
,
People's Choice - Week 1
,
Short+Sweet Hollywood
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Ten Minute Comedy Contest
,
Rover Dramawerks
,
2017