Type
Word Search
Description

ACTION
ACTORS
AMPHITHEATRE
CHORUS
COSTUME
DIALOGUE
EMOTION
GESTURE
MASK
MASKS
MOVEMENT
MYTHS
PROJECTION
TALES
UNISON

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

Greek Theatre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literally translates to GOD IN THE MACHINE deus ex machina
the acting area - it is circular orchestra
it means "the seeing place" and it's where the audience would sit theatron
the building where actors could change clothes skene
the God of wine and fertility Dionysus
the group of people who would chant in unison chorus
the first winner at the City Dionysia Festival Thespis
the finest comic writer in Greece Aristophanes
a cleansing of emotions catharsis
songs that were sung to honor Dionysus dithrambs

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The carefully selected clothing worn by the actors. Costume
spontaneous use of movement and speech to create a character. Improvisation
Length of time the play will be presented Run
move to a more prominent position Take Stage
A room near the stage where actors await entrance cues and receive guests after the performance. Green Room
derogatory term for exaggerated, unnecessary facial expressions or physical gestures. Mugging
Stagecraft The knowledge and skills required to create the physical aspects of a production Stagecraft
leave the stage Move Off
enter the stage Move On
central thought, idea, or significance of the action of a play. Theme
Direction given by the Stage Manager to signal actors to be in position before each act begins. Places
person who supervises the physical production of a play and who is in charge of the stage during the performance. Stage Manager
last words or action of an actor immediately preceding the lines or business of another actor. Cue
To extemporize stage business or dialogue ad-lib
art of creating and arranging dances onstage. Choreography
block the audience’s view of a person or object cover
The "what happens" in a story plot
To speak loudly so the entire audience can hear you. project
Dismantling the set, costumes and props at the end of the run of a show. strike
A solo speech. Monologue
An improvisational, process-oriented form of drama Creative Dramatics
withdraw to a less obvious position Give Stage
Any action performed on stage Business
role played by an actor as she or he assumes another’s identity Character

Greek Theatre - Grade 9 Drama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Where did theatre originate? Greece
The Greek word for 'drama' dran
The Greek word for 'theatre' theatron
The study of Greek gods is known as ... mythology
What was held in honour of the gods? Festivals
The name of the god honoured by the Greeks out of which theatre developed. Dionysus
The Greek hymn of praise Dithyramb
Dionysus means ... twiceborn
Tragedy comes from the words ... goatsong
The theatre genre Greeks preferred most tragedy
The name of the largest festival in Athens Dionysia
Who would pay for tickets if you couldn't afford it? state
How many days were the festivals? FIVE
The name for someone who doesn't attend theatre idiot
The genre NOT preferred by Greeks comedy
What shape was the original theatre space? round
The name of the site of the first theatre in Athens acropolis
The original name of the performance space orchestra
The word used to describe how sound travels around a space acoustics
Section 3 on the theatre diagram skene
Section 4 on the diagram parados
Section 5 on the diagram paraskenia
Section 6 on the diagram Episkenion
A famous Greek playwright Aeschylus
A famous Greek playwright Sophocles
A famous Greek Playwright Euripedes
A famous Greek Playwright Aristophanes
The length of a Greek play tour year
What performers would need to do with their voice project
The word used to describe the extent of the performers' gestures and emotions powerful
The name of the group of people who would speak as one chorus
The chorus would provide ... narration
The name for the clothing worn by Greeks toga
What would performers wear on their faces? mask
The masks would clearly show ... emotion

Theatre Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

CAST
CREW
CHORUS
CHOREOGRAPHER
ACTRESS
ACTOR
CHARACTER
AUDIENCE
PERFORMANCE
LIGHTING
DIRECTOR
ROMEO & JULIET
FLEX STAGE
EXPRESSIONISM
COSTUME
STAGE
THEATER
AUDITORIUM
ROMANCE
DRAMA
MODERNISM
BLACK BOX
COMEDY
NATURALISM
REALSIM

Theatre Vocab #2 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The carefully selected clothis worn by the actors Costume
What does it mean to spontaneous use of movement and speech to creat a character? Improvisation
How long will the play be_____? Run
What is the word that means to move to a more prominent position? Take Stage
Where do actors await entrance cue or receive guest after the performance? greenhouse
What is the word that means to exxagerate unncecessary facial expression or physical gestures? Mugging
What is the word that means to create the physical aspect of a production,scenery, lighting costumes and props? Stage Craft
Leave the stage Move off
Enter the stage Move On
main thoyh or iidea or significance of the action of a play Theme
Direction to an actor where to go before the play begins Places
A person that watches the actors practice and incharge of the stage during the performance stage manager
Last word of the actor, or action then immediately going to the other line or another actor cue
A dialogue Ad Lib
creating and arranging a dance on stage choreography
to block the audience view of a actor/person or object Cover
What happens in a story plot
To speak loud for others to hear you Project
To take away the set on stage which is also the costumes and props that were being used strike
A solo speech monologue
Children are guided by a leader to imagine and enact a wide variety of expriences Creative dramatics
withdraw to a less obvious position Give stage
Anything that is performed on a stage Business
A role that an actor is playing so there trying to imitate someone else character

Theatre Arts Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Facial Expression
Manipulation
Puppet
Commercial
Performance
Actor
Composer
Musical
Play
Stage
Projection
Articulation
Script
Conflict
Scenery
Setting
Producer
Director
Ensemble
Costume
Prop
Improvisation
Characterization
Pantomime

Antigone Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Actors
Antigone
Attendants
Boy
Chorus
Creon
Episode
Eteocles
Eurydice
Guard
Haemon
Ismene
Jocasta
Laios
Masks
Messenger
Ode
Oedipus
Orchestra
Parodos
Polyneices
Sentry
Sophocles
Teiresias
Theatre
Thebes
Tragedy

Theatre Arts Vocabulary: Word Scramble

Type
Word Scramble
Description

Articulation
Volume
Theatre of the Absurd
Tableau
Blocking
Concentration
Cold Reading
Cue
Dramaturg
Elizabethan Theatre
Level
Improvisation
Monologue
Pacing
Diction
Projection
Stage Manager
Stage Directions
Stage Left
Stage Right
Center Stage
Comedy
Drama
Farce
Tragedy
Character
Costume
Props
Lights
Sound
Actor
Actress
Critique
Dialogue
Monologue

Greek Theater Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

props
costume
masks
skene
audience
tragic hero
actors
chorus
catharsis
tragedy
aristotle
thespis
Dionysis
orchestra
greek
theater
Drama
dithyramb