Type
Word Search
Description

entertainment
films
slow burn
design
costume
theatre
background
character
reaction shots
tongue twister
acting
mime

Elements of Drama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a list of characters presented before the action begins cast of characters
a long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience monologue
a protagonist with a fatal flaw which eventually leads to his demise tragic hero
thoughts spoken aloud by a character when he/she is alone, or thinks he/she is alone soliloquy
a humorous work of drama comedy
a person or group of people who act as a narrator, commentator, or general audience to the action of the play chorus
a work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience drama
a division within a play, much like the chapters of a novel act
a serious work of drama in which the hero suffers catastrophe or serious misfortune, usually becuase of his own actions tragedy
italicized comments that identify parts of the setting or the use of props or costumes, give further information about a character, or provide background information; in Shakespeare's plays, these can also appear in brackets, parenthesis, and/or half-brackets stage directions
a division of an act into smaller parts scene
a character who is nearly opposite of another character; the purpose of this is to reveal a stark contrast between the two characters, often the protagonist and the antagonist foil
lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience aside
a conversation between two or more characters dialogue

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

Stage Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Drama terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The name of a frozen picture in Drama. Tableau
The act of performing without a script. Improvisation
Performers who often work with balloons and red noses. Clowns
Another term for dancing in theatre. Choreography
The person who makes decisions for actors in a play. Director
William ___________________ is a famous playwright. Shakespeare
A small section of a play or act is called a _______________. Scene
Performers with painted white faces. Mime
The name of St. Peter's musical. High School Musical
The theatre where St. Peter's musical is being performed. Showplace
The entire furniture and structures on stage. Set
The name of a place you buy tickets for a production Box Office
A play with a sad ending. Tragedy
A play that is extremely funny Comedy
The award given in Hollywood. (think of a man's name) Oscar
An entire group of actors in a specific play. Cast
An award given in New York for an actor in a musical. Tony
In order for the audience to see actors ___________ is required. Lighting
Actors often wear these so they can be heard. Microphones
Lines or conversation in a play. Dialogue
Another theatre in Peterborough other than Showplace. Market Hall
A person in a play who talks to the audience. Narrator

Film Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Actor
Director
Zoom
Lighting
Costume
Music
Dialogue
Two Shot
Medium Shot
Long Shot
Close-up

Musical Theatre Jobs Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Prop Master
Backstage Crew
Choreographer
Composer
Costume Designer
Director
Librettists
Lighting Designer
Lyricist
Musical Director
Musician
Performer
Producer
Set Designer
Stage Manager

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

Hollywood Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Genre
Screenplay
Box Office
Entertainment
Glamour
Character
Act
Walk of Fame
Movie
Starlet
Agent
SAG
Emmy
Oscar
Idol
Cinema
Extra
Premiere
Stardom
Epic
Broadway
Actor
Film
Fortune
Fame
Stars
Action
Camera
Lights
Hollywood

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

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