Colorful characters, along with clever twists and turns of circumstance are lots of fun on stage but without ideas, it’s just another sitcom. rm
My answer is to listen to the characters and let them have their voice. I am the theme of whatever they may say, whether or not I agree. My world view will filter in. We write, paint or whatever, because we have something to say. So I find myself pulling the reigns somewhat as I work, which I think is at it should be. This is where crafts comes into play.