What are You Fighting For?
Once the actor knows what they want, they must then determine who or what is in their way. Who or what is preventing them from getting what they want, and then to find as many, different, maximally strong strategies as possible to get it. Just as little children will find as many tactics as possible to convince their parents that they need that certain something, so to must the actor use as many strategies as possible to get what they want. It is as if the actor is looking for trouble – maximum conflict!
It is having a whole bag of tricks, many different ways to fight for what they want, that the actor stays alive and interesting onstage. This allows the audience cheer for one side or another just like in a sporting event. Even when a character is frustrated in their efforts to get what they want, it is just another opportunity to find another tactic to fight for what they want.
This fighting for what you want is just another way to create, build, and strengthen a relationship with as many colors as possible. Making it alive and vital to the story being told on stage.