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Michael Gene Sullivan


"I believe strongly in Michael's work... As one of the most active political playwrights in the country, his is certainly a voice you should know."

Kent Nicholson, Playwright's Horizons


"Michael stands out as one of a handful of the best writers in the country."

Amy Mueller, Playwrights Fundation


"Michael is focused and resilient; he is engaged and engaging, and a fascinating man of the theater whose sense of humor is matched only by his voracious curiosity. He is a writer of exceptional talent and range with a distinctive voice, a sure sense of craft, and a mature sense of drive and commitment."

Paul Walsh. Ph.D. Yale School of Drama

George Orwell's


adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan


"Sullivan does an exemplary job of distilling "1984's" political essence... to communicate the pointed richness of Orwell's thought... The Actors' Gang production "1984" knows how to clear a path for its trenchant, and still sadly undated, critique." 
Los Angeles Times

"Sullivan has resolved the challenges of Orwell’s novel by setting the entire play in one austere space... A dark room - deprived of all technical aspects, and without technological gadgets - but sufficient to recreate the atmosphere of mystery, anxiety, and the fear of the unknown, omnipresent, veiled oppressor." 
L'Apuntador (Barcelona)


"This Michael Gene Sullivan adaptation of George Orwell's classic 1984 is multi-layered, intense and disturbing - exactly how it should be." 
The South China Morning Post


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Arianna Huffington


"Vivid, unsettling... a masterwork of novelistic concision." 
American Theatre Magazine


"This is not your father's George Orwell."


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