by George Orwell
a new play by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

September 7, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Imago Theatre

Always under the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston has nowhere to turn and no one to trust as anyone or anything could be running surveillance on behalf of the government. The Thought Police monitor society and dole out nightmarish punishments on behalf of the authoritarian Party, who propagandize ‘Ignorance is Strength’. Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is an intense theatrical reflection of how far technology and falsifying reality has come. 


Awards for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play (People, Places & Things): Duncan Macmillian

2016 Laurence Olivier Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director (Oresteia): Robert Icke

2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show (Every Brilliant Thing): Duncan Macmillian

2012 Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play (Lungs): Duncan Macmillian


“astonishing, riveting, and almost literally shocking”
– Steven Suskin, The Huffington Post

Imago Theatre

17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Plan Your Visit


Cast and Production Team


Dámaso Rodríguez *


* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Special Events

Tech Talk: Sept 4

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: September 15, 22, 29

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: September 29

Hollywood Theatre: STAGE meet SCREEN TBD

More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: Oct 5

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.


Prep for 1984 with this book and movie list from the Multnomah County Library.