The Ordinary Princess

1 ACTOR – 30 CHARACTERS
1 STRIPPED STAGE – 2 KINGDOMS
55 MINUTES – A LIFE’S STORY

 

ACTOR: ALEXANDRA EKELÖF
DIRECTORS: PER ENEQUIST & MARIA WINTON
CREATED BY: ALEXANDRA EKELÖF
INSPIRED BY THE BOOK:
THE ORDINARY PRINCESS BY M.M. KAYE
WITH FUNDING FROM: LINKÖPINGS KOMMUN

Twitter description / For the stressed

Long beards and “bigly” brains, vibrating badgers, dragons, fairies, unshaved fruit, know-it-alls, know-nothing-at-alls and one ordinary princess trying to navigate through it all and find her own story.

I wanted to create a performance for the whole family, children as well as their parents and grandparents. A story relatable to anyone who ever dreamed, loved or longed for and fought for their own voice and path in life. Alexandra Ekelöf

Preferred Technical Requirements

  • Connector.

    Space

    6*6 meters

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    Lights

    A warm full stage light. Front stage light. One spot. Fade to black.

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    Sound

    Stereo to play music from iPad



Photographed memories

Many times have people from the audience approached me afterwards telling me how amazed they were that they still could see all the characters clearly on stage as I stepped in and out of them. They did not know that their own imagination would be so vivid. And that’s the thing really. One actor in a black box, with no props or change of clothes can create a whole world using only physicality and voice, because the story lies in the imagination of the beholder.Alexandra Ekelöf

A big and warm thank you

Maria Winton, mentor, friend and teacher. You opened the door to my creativity and told me to never compromise with it. “What’s your story? What’s your room?”. I will forever remember all the conversations we had when working together on this performance. In memoriam. Always.
Peppe Östensson. You showed me that it is ok to have fun. And the importance of breathing and listening.
Per Enequist, for your words, your eyes and for being part of my team.
Kaire Russ, for filming and your thoughts and feedback.
Donya Scenkonstnätverk for opening doors, a bit too heavy to open on my own.
Majken Enequist for your fantastic design of the poster.
Princess Amy for showing me that sometimes you just have to jump out into the unknown – because that’s where all the adventures live.
Linköpings kommun for the financial support so I could turn this idea of mine into reality.