changes:• set in a circus• more character-work • everyone would be given a single part and use it to investigate their own personality • the storyline would be based around the exploration of the confines of each character’s personality and life story
the Trapezeescircusschoolsweethearts--------------------confined bytheirrelationship
emilia• confined by image• perfectionist• cannot fathom the loss of her husband
iago • also confined by image • ultra-masculine • wants to live up to his marriage, but…
the bearded lady • confined by identity • wishes people could accept her/him (?) in society just as
the man• bound by money & power• struggles between running the circus and being a woman in a man’s world
the ringmaster she’s the bitch• bound by her duty to the man• does whatever the man says and neglects her own beliefs & ideas in order to keep her job at the circus
the uncannyclown• bound by awkwardness• struggles to make friends at the circus & come up with an act that makes sense and laughter
the struggling musician • bound by the notes on the page • she only knows how to play what is written for us and must learn how to play from her heart
dezi the elephant trainer• bound by her job• struggles to train tyke after the previous trainer flipped off the circus
tyke – the head• bound by his mentality• struggles to break free of the fear that has trained him as a circus elephant
“o” tyke – the ass the only one who is really free
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