The following is an excerpt from Viola Spolin’s Theatre Games for Rehearsal:
All in the same playing space must be in waiting while the unfolding of the drama takes place. Not waiting for* but in waiting*. To wait for is past/future. To stand in waiting is allowing the unknown — the new, the unexpected, perhaps the art (life) moment to approach*. [*emphasis added]
This is the fundamental goal of Actors Approach. To guide the actor, to assist the actor, to encourage the actor to wait actively in the moment of the story and in the moment of his or her partner’s behavior. To actively await the approach of the moment.