If declaring an objective is the foundational element in scene work, then the tactics created to achieve that objective are the building blocks. It’s imperative that those tactics are solid, and their strength will be determined by specificity. Therefore, specificity (my absolute favorite word) is the key ingredient to creating a successful scene. Make specific choices, keeping those tactics simple and concise. Play the action and avoid creating any superfluous information that may cloud a performance.
Remember, the actor’s goal is to remain a humble vehicle for the play by simply forwarding the plot and playing their objective.
Practice humility, be specific, and achieve your objective. It’s that easy.
Some thoughts on art, life, and theatre. Stay positive.