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“George Orwell : Voices Of Silence”

  • Organization : Nonprofit Organization Theatre company INZOU
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


“1984” is a dystopian novel set in the future about a society under mass surveillance and state control by Big Brother. During WWII, its author George Orwell worked for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), where he worked with Indian staff members making radio programs for India. This work tells the story of Orwell’s time at the BBC. It looks at Orwell’s conflict with and capitulation to British government policy towards India while depicting Imperial Japan’s war in Asia from the perspective of the enemy country Britain, as well as how his masterpieces, “Animal Farm” and “1984” developed out of that capitulation.

Written and directed by: Atsuto Suzuki  
Performed by: Tetsuji Muraoka, Hanano Takizawa, Mitsuhiro Tokita, Ryuji Kitagawa, Marino Yamamura, Daiki Ito, Michiko Sano

Production staff
Stage design: Noriko Nishimiya  
Lighting: Kazuyoshi Shinoki
Sound: Yuki Saito  
Costume: Rie Nishihara
Hair &make-up: Kyoko Saito  
Choreography: Marino Yamamura
Assistant director: Saki Kosugi  
Stage manager: Stagework URAK
Music/production: Rie Murakami


Theatre Company INZOU
Written with the characters INSHOU (meaning “impression”) but pronounced INZOU (“Indian elephant”), Theatre Company INZOU was formed in 2003 and centers around playwright/director Atsuto Suzuki. In 2014 it was incorporated as an NPO. Since 2020 the troupe has been creating a collection of works called the “Nation-state and an Artist” Series portraying the relationship between nationalism and various artists. Representative works from the series are “Erich Kastner – The Erased Name,” “Tsuguharu Foujita – The White Darkness,” and “George Orwell – The Voices of Silence.”


Atsuto Suzuki
Artistic Director
Nonprofit Organization Theatre Company INZOU


Ekimae Theater, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo