28 Plays Later – Challenge #16
Choose your favourite venue in the whole wide world – it can be a theatre you love, or another space, or somewhere (real or imaginary) that you would love your next play to be staged at.
Now write a play for that space.
Make sure it fits the stage size.
Make sure it fits the artistic remit of the venue.
Make sure it suits the audience that goes there…
ANY AUDIENCE WILL DO
KATIE: Good evening, ladies and gentlewoman. I’m so glad you’re here for my one-woman show.
KATIE steps onto the plywood.
KATIE: I thought I’d start by dancing for you.
KATIE looks around, as if waiting for an orchestra to start.
KATIE (giggling): Oops!
KATIE steps off the board and over to the dresser, where there is a red and white record player. She places a record on it, and switches it on, then lifts the arm onto the record near the middle. Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” plays.
KATIE (demonstrating): Now, it’s very important that you start with good posture, and then you do all your warm ups. In first position: tendu and back, tendu and back, side and back, side and back, and back and first, back and first. Now the other side (she repeats the actions on the other leg).
Now I will dance properly.