by Evan Placey

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.


Evan Placey

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.