Steven’s seemingly superficial and submissive Ex-boyfriend. 20-30 year old male. Tenor (Ab2-Bb4). A much earlier closeted relationship was rekindled amidst Steven’s pre-wedding jitters - a wedding that Steven conveniently kept hidden (Sex With An Ex). For The Ex, the reunion produced hope that finally Steven was ready to commit, however, his willingness to engage in degrading acts for Steven’s sexual gratification and attention reflect his own poor self image and doesn’t gain him the type of wholesome relationship he is yearning for (Memories of You). When he learns that Steven is married he is devastated yet he struggles to reconcile the Steven of his fantasies with the Steven of his reality (Secret On The Side). His intense and paralysing love for Steven is paralleled by deep and devastating emotional wounds exacerbated by Steven (Steven & Me). Eventually, after great reflection, he makes the self-empowering decision to leave behind the toxic relationship (I'll Say Goodbye).
First performed by Lucas Glover (2015)