Charlotte Seward 28/04/02
An Essay on Improvisation
The improvisation this piece of work is based on was a short piece about two friends, and a strange woman in a laundrette. We got this idea from a member of the audience, who chosen title, as it had to be off the cuff. Two titles were suggested, but the one chosen was ‘The Washing Machine.’ We liked this title because we thought it was a fairly broad title, which we could develop in as many directions as we chose.
The plot we developed was a humorous scene about two people who go enter the local laundrette, ostensibly to do their laundry. The people are in their late teens/early twenties, so they are not living at home anymore. The two people were supposed to be friends, who were not that close. The group had discussed making them have come to be friends through visiting the same laundrette and/or flatmates, but both these ideas were abandoned as we decided they would be to hard to make come across. Because of the short amount of time given, all the characters had to be developed by very limited discussion.