A poster advertising a theatrical performance
playbill
Objects used on stage during a performance
Properties
The back of the stage from the audience's perspective
Upstage
Someone who prompts/cues actors who forget lines or stage positioning
prompt
The precise staging of actors
blocking
The act of speaking or expressing
articulation
A mark typically made with tape on a stage floor
spike
The process of changing an actor's pitch or tone
inflection
The final night of a performance when sets are taken down
strike
A genre of drama which includes dancing and singing as an essential part
musical theater
Someone who writes plays
playwright
A stage that's slanted up from front to back
rake
Person in charge of supervising actors, staff, and camera crew
director
A genre of theater which includes short sketches, songs, and dances
revue
Dramatic entertainment in which background music plays while mimes express meaning through gestures
pantomime
A sensational dramatic piece that appeals to emotions
melodrama
A speech by one actor that's long and typically tedious
monolouge
Sides of a stage used for scenery, performer preparation and circulation; referred to as offstage right and offstage left
wings
A tone with no expression that remains the same pitch
monotone
Right from the point of view of an actor on a stage facing the audience
stageright
Manages finances and functions of a production
producer
The rhythm and timing of a drama
pace
Someone who dances in a series of steps and moves
choreographer
Someone responsible for lighting and technology of a play
stagemanager
The front of a stage
downstage
Left from the point of view of an actor on a stage facing the audience
stageleft
Traditional Japanese drama with stylized song, mime, and dance
kabuki
Conversation between two or more people
dialogue