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manager
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technical
painters
carpenters
interpretation
running
producer
playwright
sound
director
costumes
properties
lighting
scenery
arena
thrust

Drama Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

projection
upstage
tragedy
theme
technical theatre
tableau
stage manager
stage right
stage left
stage crew
set stage
scene
role
rehearsal
props
plot
playwright
play
performance
pantomime
monologue
interpretation
objective
improvisation
house
fourth wall
dress rehearsal
down stage
director
diction
cue
conflict
comedy
characterization
center stage
cast
blocking
backstage
audition
audience
actor
act

Modern Theatre Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Rent
Jersey Boys
Cats
Wicked
Miss Saigon
Dear Evan Hansen
War Horse
Hamilton
actor
backstage
center stage
conflict
director
fourth wall
objective
pantomime
playwright
rehearsal
stage right
technical theatre
upstage
tragedy
tableau
stage left
scene
props
play
monologue
improvisation
dress rehearsal
diction
comedy
cast
audition
act
audience
blocking
characterization
cue
down stage
house
interpretation
performance
plot
role
stage crew
stage manager
theme
projection

Theatre Jobs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The performers within the production. Actors
Responsible for moving the set during the show. Running Crew
Crew that is responsible for construction set. Scene Shop Crew
Purchases construction materials, oversees all technical aspects. Technical Director
Direct line of communication between director and actors, calls cues for the show when it opens. Stage Manager
Responsible for keeping the production team on track, on budget, and on time. Production Manager
May act as a line of communication to the artistic director to help convey interpretation of the text. Playwright
In charge of hiring the directors, designers and other personnel , getting the space rented, securing production rights. Producer
They coordinate the work of the actors and designers to ensure it expresses the production concept. Artistic Director
Includes scenery, lighting, costumes, make up, sound, properties, and set. Designers

Theatre Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

person who oversees the work of everyone invlolved in the play director
person in charge of the clothing worn by the actors in a performance costume designer
person responsible for the musical content of a production music director
one who performs a role or represents a character in a play actor
person who gives lighting and sound cues backstage stage manager
person who plans the scenery for the play set designer
person who writes the musical or play playwright
person in charge of the objects used by the actors on stage prop master
person who plans the kinds of lights to show the setting and mood of each part of the story lighting designer
person who designs the dance steps choreographer

Drama Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

acting
wing
house
improvisation
set designer
stage manager
actor
character
makeup
costumes
artistic expression
ceremonial
recreational
point of view
stage directions
stages
thrust
arena
proscenium
downstage
upstage
center stage
stage left
stage right
box set
screen set
curtain set
set
scenery
sound
lighting
gestures
nonverbal expression
verbal expression
language
script
performance
technical
literary

TECHNICAL THEATRE VOCABULARY 4 Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

The backstage and storage areas of the theatre. Also sometimes known as Back of House. REAR OF HOUSE (ROH)
1) A sequence of performances of the same production. 2) A rehearsal of the whole show or a section of it. RUN
A type of stage light ideal fixtures for color blending and creating smooth, even washes of light. SCOOP
1) To prepare the stage for action. 2) The complete stage scenery for a scene or act. SET
What your audience sees on-stage. Normally an unobstructed line of sight between an audience member and the play. SIGHT LINES
Sticking tapes to the floor of the rehearsal space to indicate the ground plan of the scenery. Also for marking position of furniture etc. within a set. SPIKE
A list of the sound cues and when they occur in the script. SOUND PLOT
A raised floor or platform, typically in a theater, on which actors, entertainers, or speakers perform. STAGE
The area of the stage to the actors left. STAGE LEFT
A person responsible for the organization and coordination of an event or theatrical production. STAGE MANAGER
The area of the stage to the actors right. STAGE RIGHT
The act of tearing down the set, returning all rented materials, and put things back where they go, and clean up from the show. STRIKE
Encompasses all that goes into making a staged production. The areas of technical theatre are scenery ,lighting, props,costuming,make-up, hair and sound. All of these areas work together in a production to establish the place, time period, and mood of the production. TECHNICAL THEATRE (TECH)
A rehearsal that focuses on the technological aspects of the performance. TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
General name for any stage staircase or set of steps. TREADS
1) The part of the stage furthest from the audience. 2) When an actor moves behind another and causes the victim to turn away from the audience. Also, an actor drawing attention to himself away from the main action (by moving around, or over-reacting to onstage events) UPSTAGE
Taken by a technician from the action on stage rather than being introduced by the stage manager. VISUAL CUE
The out of view areas to the sides of the acting area. WINGS

Technical Theatre Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

grand drape
apron
drops
wings
downstage
upstage
center stage
stage right
stage left
set dresser
scenic paint
model
groundplan
fourth wall
flyrail
exit
entrance
flat
deck
proscenium
arena
thrust
unit set
box set
blocking
backdrop
Props Master
Scenery
Scenic Designer
Set
Props
Coloring
Makeup Designer
Producer
Director
Stage Manager
Sketch
Rendering
Costume Designer
Set Designer

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

theatre union AEA
person who helps find jobs for actors agent
part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch apron
switching all lights off at once blackout
actor movement on stage, usually assigned by director blocking
a write-up that usually includes a synopsis of the project and descriptions of the characters/roles in the script breakdown
area of NYC known for its prestigious theatre performances broadway
a show that goes from Broadway to traveling and performing around the country broadway national tour
time at which a performer is expected to be at the theater call time
person who finds and auditions actors to fill roles casting director
person who creates and teaches dances choreographer
performance designed to make a sale, profit commercial
clothing worn for a performance costume
writer who reviews performances critic
conversation between characters dialogue
person who oversees and puts together the production of a play or musical director
rehearsal in which all elements of a show are performed, including costumes dress rehearsal
curtain that is lowered to the stage, often serving as background scenery drop
a group of actors, singers, and/or dancers who perform together on stage ensemble
appointment when actor tries on costume to see if it will work for performance fitting
a system that enables stage crew to hoist components such as curtains, lights, scenery, stage effects and, sometimes, people fly
the movement of any body part to help communicate an idea or an emotion gesture
actor's "waiting room", used before or after a performance or while not onstage during the show green room
actor's picture, used for auditions headshot
words your character says, make sure you learn them! lines
a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience monologue
teaches and oversees music for a show music director
a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance musical
the "Big Apple", location of Broadway New York City
theatre performance that does not employ Equity actors nonunion
acting with unnecessary exaggeration overacting
a space at the front of a theater for the orchestra pit
phrase called out when it's time to get to your starting position for the show, always say "thank you ______" places
written by a playwright, performed by actors play
author of a play playwright
a lead actor or role principal
objects used onstage by actors during a performance or rehearsal props
a professional theatre outside New York City regional theater
a practice for a show rehearsal
written text given to each actor, usually on the first day of rehearsal script
performance in which actors have the opportunity to display talents and/or skills learned showcase
instrument which projects a bright beam of light onto the stage spotlight
person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, takes full responsibility for the stage during a performance stage manager
the process of tearing down the set, cleaning up, and putting things away on the final night of performances strike
a member of the company who understudies several chorus and/or dancing roles swing
a building where plays are performed theater
actor assigned to learn the part and fill in should the regular actor fall ill or otherwise be unable to perform the role understudy
area directly offstage that hides actors and scenery wing
not performing full out, should not be done unless specified by director/choreographer mark
engaging in and responding to what is currently happening in the scene in the moment

Technical Theatre Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

play
concept
theatre
designer
realistic
representational
simplistic
shakespeare
color
unity
balance
costumes
medieval
renaissance
victorian
marketing
director
producer
agent
Playwright

Theatre Careers Quiz Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

Person who writes the play. Playwright
Unifies all aspects from acting to staging pictures. Director
Responsible for directing all crews for set construction, lights, costumes, sounds, props, make up, etc. Technical Director
Provides the funding for the production. Producer
Manages all ideas created by the director. Stage Manager
Meshes the words of the playwright and the direction of the director to bring a character to life. Actor
Creates the plans for the set. Scenic Designer
In charge of placement, focus, color of all lights. Lighting Designer
In charge of the style, color, texture, fabric of all clothing worn by actors. Costume Designer
In charge of microphones and all special effect sounds as well as preshow, intermission and curtain call music. Sound Designer
Helps out the designers and running the technical elements during the show. Crew
In charge of obtaining or creating all of the hand-held items used in a production. Properties Manager
Executes the scenic designer’s plans. Master Carpenter
Responsible for the comfort and happiness of the audience. House Manager
Controls ticket sales. Box Office Manager
Seats the audience before a production, collects tickets and distributes programs. Ushers