By Evan Placey
This year the Young Company performed Pronoun by Evan Placey as our entry to the Connections festival.
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.
A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean.
Directed by our Staff Director Beth Shouler, this piece brought together members of the Young Company aged 14+ to perform this brand new play.
Each year the National Theatre invites ten writers to create new plays for young people to perform. This spring 220 youth theatre companies presented the premieres of these plays in venues from Scotland to Cornwall and Northern Ireland to Norfolk. Each company also performed at one of 26 Connections festivals in professional theatres across the country, and ten companies went on to perform at the National Theatre. Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage – and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.Tweet