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Evan Placey

EVAN PLACEY

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  

Evan Placey is a Canadian-British playwright who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London. His plays include: Mother of Him (Courtyard Theatre; King's Cross Award for New Writing, UK; RBC National Playwriting Competition, Canada; and the Samuel French Canadian Play Contest, USA); Banana Boys (Hampstead Theatre); Suicide(s) in Vegas (Canadian tour, Centaur Theatre Award nomination); Scarberia (Forward Theatre Project/York Theatre Royal); How Was It For You? (Unicorn Theatre); Girls Like That (Birmingham Rep/Theatre Royal Plymouth/West Yorkshire Playhouse); and Holloway Jones (Synergy Theatre Project schools tour & Unicorn Theatre; Brian Way Award 2012 for Best Play for Young People; Writers' Guild Award nomination). Upcoming productions include: Mother of Him (BBC Radio 3/Little Brother Productions). He is a Creative Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and also teaches playwriting at various theatres and in prisons.

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below is a list of Evan Placey's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Banana Boys         Band Wagon         Consensual         Dinner on the Fourteenth Floor         Girls Like That         Grains of a Brighton Summer         Holloway Jones         How Was It For You?         Live Feed         Mother of Him         Phone Play         Pronoun         RainbowBright23         Re:Generation         Scarberia         Struck by Love/Train         Suicide(s) in Vegas         Supergrass         Terror Tales         True Love Waits         Twelve



Banana Boys

Banana Boys
about the challenges of being on the school football team  and secretly gay.

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heat&light

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Genre:
Gay, one act

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Male:  9            Female:  10            Other:  -

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Band Wagon

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part of "Walking the Tightrope: The tension between art and politics"

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Genre:
five min play

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Consensual

Synopsis:
Think of Sexual Relationship Education as a war zone and you're the journalist. Give the facts, show the photos, but don't get too close unless you want your head blown off. As Head of Year 11 Diane is meant to be implementing the new 'Healthy Relationships' curriculum. But then Freddie arrives. She hasn't seen him since that night six years earlier when he was fifteen. She thinks he took advantage of her. He thinks she groomed him for months. But neither is sure. "Think of Sexual Relationship Education as a war zone and you're the journalist. Give the facts, show the photos, but don't get too close unless you want your head blown off." As Head of Year 11 Diane is meant to be implementing the new 'Healthy Relationships' curriculum. But then Freddie arrives. She hasn't seen him since that night six years earlier when he was fifteen. She thinks he took advantage of her. He thinks she groomed him for months. But neither is sure.

Notes:
The National Youth Theatre presents an explosive and thought-provoking piece of new writing from Evan Placey (Writers' Guild Award winner) exploring what happens when buried secrets catch up with you. But when it comes to sex and consent, are there really any blurred lines?

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Organisations:
National Youth Theatre REP Company

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Dinner on the Fourteenth Floor

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1st Produced:
Harbourfront Centre For The Arts, Canada    

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Genre:
short play

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Girls Like That

Girls Like That
An urgent and explosive new play that explores of the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology. When a naked photograph of Scarlett goes viral, she becomes the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. But while rumours run wild and everyone forms an opinion, Scarlett just stays silent. . . With roles for up to twenty-four young female actors (though it can also be performed by a smaller cast), the play is perfect for any schools, youth theatres or drama groups looking to tackle a contemporary subject in a theatrically exciting way. Specially commissioned by Birmingham Repertory theatre, theatre Royal Plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Girls Like That was developed through work with young people from the three theatres and first performed by their youth theatre companies in 2013.

Notes:
part of the Young REP Festival

1st Produced:
Birmingham: The Old Rep     12 Jul 2013

Organisations:
Young REP Seniors Company

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  14            Other:  -

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Grains of a Brighton Summer

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Genre:
short play

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Holloway Jones

Holloway Jones
In Holloway Jones, Holloway dreams of being a world-class BMXer, but she is held back by the tough reality of a parent in prison.

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Synergy Theatre Project

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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How Was It For You?

Synopsis:
A piece of verbatim theatre based on how the Olympics has affected the lives of Londoners

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Organisations:
Unicorn Young Company

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Genre:
TYA

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Live Feed

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Organisations:
nabakov

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Genre:
short play

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Mother of Him

Mother of Him
It's a snowy December morning like any other in Toronto, Canada, as Brenda Kapowitz sends her 8 year-old son Jason off to school, while her teenager Matthew remains asleep upstairs. Soon she'll begin lighting candles for the 8 nights of Hanukkah. You'd think Brenda was like any other mother, but today the press are camped outside, Matthew is under house arrest and it's the laws that form inside the house that matter most. She could be any mother. But she's not. She's his. Mother of Him is about how far our love for our children goes, and at what cost to ourselves.

Notes:
winner of the King's Cross Award for New Writing 2009

1st Produced:
Courtyard, London, Eur >>>     02 Jun 2010

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Genre:
dram 105 min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  1 boy

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Phone Play

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    

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Genre:
short play

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Pronoun

Pronoun
A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean. Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together, they were meant to be together forever. But Isabella has now become a boy.

Notes:
Pronoun was commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival and premiered by youth theatres across the UK. Especially written for young actors, the play can be performed by a cast of seven, with some doubling of roles, or a much larger cast.

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NT Connections

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  5

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RainbowBright23

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Rough Cuts Festival, Royal Court Theatre    

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Re:Generation

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Montage Theatre Art    

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Genre:
community play

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Scarberia

Synopsis:
Can an event on the other side of the world affect a town an Ocean away? Scarborough, North Bay, England - Two teenage boys discover the body of a woman. Scarborough, Toronto, Canada - Two boys are questioned after the disappearance of a woman. As two boys try to keep the secret of what happened buried, and two boys try to solve the mystery, urban city meets beach coast when two countries collide and fours boys lives are changed forever. Scarberia is a new play about the fleeting moment when we cross the line from child's play into adulthood.

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Organisations:
Forward Theatre Project

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Struck by Love/Train

Synopsis:
Sarah fell in love today. Before she fell under a train. But she needs to break up with her husband. One woman's journey to find true love on the London underground.

Notes:
part of Word:play

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Box of Tricks

1st Published:
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Music:
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short play

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Suicide(s) in Vegas

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
South Korea    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Supergrass

Synopsis:
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Organisations:
DryWrite

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Genre:
short play

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Terror Tales

Synopsis:
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Genre:
short play

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True Love Waits

Synopsis:
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Notes:
co-written

1st Produced:
Tour: Box Of Tricks Theatre    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Twelve

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Daring Pairings Festival, Hampstead Theatre     2010

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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