Any part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch and into the audience or seating area.
A theatrical lighting device arranged to illuminate a stage from the front edge of the stage floor in front of the curtain.
An area (usually an arch) surrounding a stage opening.
A stage or platform that slopes upwards away from the audience.
A passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre or a stadium, through which big crowds can exit rapidly at the end of a performance. They can also be pathways for actors to enter and exit.
A curtain that remains at a fixed elevation and opens and closes horizontally, breaking in the middle.
A device, used as a safety precaution, that is left energized on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied.
A template inserted into, or placed in front of, a lighting source, used to control the shape of emitted light.
A person who frequented the Globe Theatre in the early 17th century and was too poor to pay to be able to sit on one of the three levels of the theatre.
A portrait of a performer.
A recess between parts of a performance or production.
A sliding piece of wood or metal with a winged nut to make it longer or shorter and used to stabilize a flat set piece.
A person who cues actors when they forget lines or blocking.
A presentation by actors without spoken dialogue; pantomime.
Improvise, act, or speak without preparation.
A line said by one character to him or herself or to the audience. The line is unheard by the other characters onstage.
The front of the stage; in the direction of the audience.
A theatrical scholar responsible for historical accuracy, and conforming to the vision of the absent, or deceased, playwright.
A stage direction calling for more than one person to exit.
An imaginary surface at the edge of the stage through which the audience watches a performance.
A bad actor, or one who overacts or hogs the spotlight.
An extended set of lines spoken by one person either directly addressing the audience or another character.
A seated rehearsal, without blocking or dance, where the performers sing with the full pit or orchestra.
To remove a set piece or item from the stage, or to disassemble the entirety of the set, return all equipment to storage and leave the venue as it was before the show was set up.
Extra, or walk-on part.
Any theatre where the audience is seated on every side of the stage.
An actor familiar with another actor's role so that he or she can substitute in an emergency.
The 'backstage' or parts of a stage off to the left and right not seen by the audience.
An opening in the stage floor.
Swinging a followspot beam around in a figure of eight pattern.
A turntable built into or on top of the stage floor on which scenery can be set and then driven into view.
The person who creates dances and arranges movement.
All people who work on a show, except the cast.
A crew member assigned to take care of younger members of the cast.
The script of a play or the libretto of a musical.
An afternoon performance of a show.
A piece of fabric used for creating the illusion of a solid wall or backdrop under certain lighting conditions or creating a semitransparent curtain when lit from behind.
An audition script.
A sudden darkening of the stage.
A scenic design that includes three walls, usually to give a very realistic visual effect.
Narrow, adjustable masking flats on each side of the stage opening.
Connecting items of equipment together by linking from one to the next.