Tactics - "How" You Get What You Want (with exercise)

Which way do I go?...


TACTICS (adjustments), is really the overcoming of an obstacle or (a HURDLE) that is in the character's way. 

Example: Child wants the cookie from the jar on the fridge. The height of the fridge is the hurdle. The tactics the child could use to get the cookie from the jar are endless.

Actors must always 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


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Play ALL parts of the scene!!!

The "what" we do = the Action 
The "why" we do it = the Objective (what the character "wants") 
The "HOW" we get it = the TACTICS 

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EXERCISE 1 - 

PART A 
SCENE - "I want what is on the other side of that..."

chair
door
fence
box
car
safe
house

Before performing the task:

EACH STUDENT MUST WRITE DOWN:
What is it that you want? (the objective)
What is in your way? (the hurdle/obstacle)
Three ways to get around that hurdle (tactics)

STUDENTS PERFORM and we Identify the Objective and Tactics used in the scenes
Students turn in their written work for pts.



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