TACTICS or ADAPTATIONS: (adjustments), is really overcoming a physical obstacle (the HURDLE) in achieving an aim.
The ACTOR MUST ANSWER
“What do I do?” and “Why do I do it?”
Your Tactics (Adaptations) answer: “How do I do it?”
The "what" = the action
The "why" = the aim (The objective)
The "how" = the tactics (the way in which you go about getting it)
Identify the "Hurdle/Obstacle"
***There is always a hurdle/obstacle creating the conflict with your character in theater. It could be a small or big hurdle***
The actor's job is to play
ALL parts of the scenic task.
The Tactics (or adaptations) depend a lot on a stage partner's behavior, tactics, choices etc. Also they can depend upon other obstacles (and givens) in the scene.
This will cause a release emotionally if good choices are done well.
EXERCISE 1 -
(the "Want") is given to you
In this game the actor must play through the options and then tell the class what the tactic was that lead to the action.
SCENE - "I want what is on the other side of that..."
Now the actor must build the scene by making the want specific (what's on the other side...?), then putting something in the way of getting what they want, and then figuring out how you get past it.
Before performing the task:
What is it that you want? (the super-objective)
What is in your way? (the hurdle/obstacle)
Three ways to get around that hurdle (tactics)
"I want what is on the inside of that..."