FINAL STEP: In their story, TO WHOM are the character(s) TALKING?
Once an interper knows where their story takes Place (Environment) and what they are Doing, the last question is TO WHOM they are talking to in the moment.
If the character speaks to another character in the story, the performer will talk directly to them through a FOCAL POINT. This focus is a fixed spot in which the interper’s imagination pretends they are seeing and talking to another character in their story. There might be more than one other character in their story. Thus multiple focal points will be necessary. As you watch the performance, notice that the focal points are not wide. Interpers need to keep their focal points fairly centered to indicate another character cleanly and smoothly.
Note: The speech audience should not exist in the mind of the interper.
Believable performances take place somewhere and at some time. Environmental details are the lifeblood of creating a fully realized interpretation. Each physical component produced by the interper provides clues to the audience of what is essential to the character. Believable blocking offers the interper the opportunity to make an imaginary world look like a real world. If the interper “sees in their mind’s eye” their world, the audience will “see” where the character(s) exist.