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

  • Cheryl Bear:
    5 May. 2019
    I'm dying, the pop-culture twist on the classic is a hit. Extremely funny and delightful!
  • Kel Vance:
    31 Oct. 2018
    Such a fantastically inventive comedic take. So enjoyed reading it, would love to see it on stage. It's sure to have an audience erupt with belly laughs! Wonderful for any play festival line-up.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    26 Sep. 2018
    What a great play. Loved the Taylor Swift as Big Sister. Frightfully funny for a horror fest (if you're not a Swift Fan) and one of pure comedy genius (if you are!). I hover between the two so enjoyed it from both viewpoints. Do yourself a favor and lay down the notebook and read this play today!

Character Information

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