Discuss the title of the play with your students. Why did the playwright name it Instant? What does Instant mean? Ask students to write an analytical piece exploring the meaning of the title Instant.
As a class discuss Meredith and Jay and their relationship with one another.
Some questions to help prompt discussion:
Ask students write a paper that compares and contrasts Meredith and Jay. How are they similar? Do they relate so well to each other as a result of their home lives? How do they differ, especially when they’re at the party?
Discuss Rosie with your class.
Writing from the perspective of either Meredith or Jay, ask students to write a character analysis of Rosie focusing on who she was at the beginning vs end of the play. For instance, if writing from Mer’s perspective, students should point out how Mer’s impression of Rosie changes throughout the play. If from Jay’s perspective, how does he feel about Rosie’s behaviour at the party?