girls like that
By Evan Placey
May 15th 2018
The problem with girls like that is they ruin it for everyone. The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.
When a naked photograph of schoolgirl Scarlett goes viral, rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn't it the same for boys? Girls Like That is an urgent and explosive play that explores adolescent female
friendship, gender equality and the pressures on today's digital generation.
Evan Placey is a Canadian-British playwright who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London. Girls Like That won him the Writers Guild Award in the UK. The play was first performed in 2013 by The Young REP as part of the Young Rep Festival at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, UK.
In an article in The Guardian, Evan Placey says:
”Adults, for the most part, have made up their mind about the world around them. Young people are still questioning it and making up their own mind. We need plays for young people in order to ask the questions that no one else is asking. To challenge the world as we think we know it.”
The full article can be found here.
”It’s viciously funny and it poses an urgent question: how did the generations of women who fought for the vote, rights in the workplace and for control over their own bodies give birth to daughters who are so insecure, judgmental and unsisterly? Maybe change starts with plays like this.”
– The Guardian, review of the production at Unicorn Theatre, London