Next spring we are bringing our new play to life in Newcastle, London and other venues. Faun, written by Vinnie Heaven is a celebration of queer community, full of heart, youth and pan pipes…
We commissioned Vinnie to write a play exploring the housing crisis affecting trans people, following the expansion of our mission earlier this year. We are dedicated to the creation of theatre and art which explores, interrogates, and challenges the injustices facing people who experience homelessness, inequity, or poverty.
Trans people are disproportionately affected by homelessness – one in four trans people have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives (Stonewall poll in partnership with YouGov, 2018). Yet theatre representing a trans experience of homelessness, remains rare.
About the Play
Ace is 22, trans, queer and sofa surfing – currently – just for now – only at the moment!
They’ve actually just sorted out sofa number 13.
To keep a sofa requires you to act small, smiling, and polite. But no one is perfect and eventually everyone messes up – which would be a lot easier for Ace if they weren’t also unexpectedly growing fluffy ears, and a tiny tail!
It turns out people pleasing has a price and there’s only one place left for Ace to go…
About the Writer
Vinnie is a London-based writer and performer who makes work full of heart with a sprinkle of the surreal. Their writing work includes She’s a Good Boy and Charmane. Their acting credits include: The Nevers (HBO/Warner Media), The Misfortune of the English (Orange Tree Theatre), The Living Newspaper (Royal Court) Cuckoo (Soho Theatre) and Power Out (BBC).