Dreamwell Theatre will hold auditions for George Orwell’s 1984, adapted for the stage for Michael Gene Sullivan, directed by Gavin Conkling, on August 14 from 6:00-8:00 and August 15 from 1:00-5:00 at the Iowa City Public Library.

The play has roles for 4 men and 2 women, ages 18 and up. Auditioners are not required to prepare a monologue, but may do so if they wish. Scripts will be available on reserve at the Iowa City Public Library. Performances will be Oct 16, 17, 23 & 24. Contact publicity@dreamwell.com with any questions.

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.