Type
Word Search
Description

laughing
erase
beautiful
thankfully
feature
curtain
balcony
apron
audience
especially
actually
suddenly

Technical Theater Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

thin metal with cut image Gobo
where the audience sits house
short curtan Teaser
performer can be seen or hidden if lit well scrim
used to project images for backdrop cyclorama
where musicians play orchestrapit
area above the stage flyspace
entire rope pull equipment fltsystem
used to protect audience from fire firecurtain
walk way above audience used to hang lights catwalk
very edge of stage apron
many lights in a row striplights
first seen curtain mainrag
long masking curtains legs
cut lens light fresnel
the balcony backstage gallery

Theatre Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The Main or Front Curtain Act Curtain
The part of the stage in front of the act curtain Apron
Tryout Audition
The coordination of all the actors' movement on stage Blocking
Good Luck BreakALeg
To notify the cast and crew of rehearsal and call times Call
An invitation to an actor for a second audition Callback
To turn the body towards the audience Cheat
Signal to enter, exit or speak Cue
Taking a Bow Curtain Call
The offstage areas to the right and left of the stage Wings
When the attention of the audience is drawn away from the feature performer Upstaging
The Art Theatre
The Building Theater
A curtain that opens to the right and left rather than up and down Traveler
A door in the stage floor Trap
A short curtain hung above the acting area, use to mask the overhead lights Teaser
To take down the set Strike
The first rehearsal Read Through
All articles except costumes and scenery used as a part of a dramatic production Props
The volume of a performers voice Projection
Any set piece of prop that must work during the performance Practical
Where the orchestra is placed during a musical Pit
The Energy of a show Pace
Rehearse without a script after lines are memorized Off Book
A dramatic presentation performed by one person Monologue
Where the audience sits House
A waiting room for actors Green Room
A wooden frame covered in canvas or luan, used as a major structure of a set Flat
A company that works together as a group rather than as individual performers Ensemble

Stage Directions 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

THE ACTOR'S LEFT ONSTAGE STAGE LEFT
THE PICTURE FRAME OF THE STAGE PROSCENIUM ARCH
AREAS OFFSTAGE LEFT AND RIGHT WINGS
WHEN AN ACTOR WALKS TOWARD THE AUDIENCE DOWNSTAGE
WHEN AN ACTOR WALKS TOWARD THE BACK WALL UPSTAGE
THEATRE SPACE WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS ON ALL FOUR SUDES ARENA
THEATRE SPACE WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS ON THREE SIDES THRUST
THEATRE SPACE WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS ON ONE SIDE PROSCENIUM
WHEN AN ACTOR GOES FROM ONE SIDE OF THE STAGE TO THE OTHER CROSS
RIGHT SIDE OF THE AUDIENCE HOUSE RIGHT
TERM USED FOR A SOLD OUT SHOW FULL HOUSE
AREA BETWEEN THE LIP AND THE PROSCENIUM ARCH/GRAND DRAPE APRON
ANY AREA THE AUDIENCE CANNOT SEE OFFSTAGE
WHEN ACTORS TURN THEIR BODY LEFT OR RIGHT AND FACE THE 9:00 OR 3:00 POSITION PROFILE
THE AREA WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS HOUSE
THE ACTOR'S RIGHT ONSTAGE STAGE RIGHT
WHEN AN ACTOR IS COMPLETELY FACING THE AUDIENCE AT 6:00 FULL FRONT
BLACK CURTAINS USED TO HIDE THE WINGS (SIDES) LEGS
WHEN ACTORS TURN THEIR BODIES TO THE 7:00 POSITION, THEY ARE FACING ONE QUARTER RIGHT
WHEN ACTORS TURN THEIR BODY TO THE 5:00 POSITION ONE QUARTER LEFT
PROVIDES THE VISION FOR THE PLAY DIRECTOR
A THEATRE WITH ALL BLACK WALLS AND CURTAINS WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE ACTORS BLACK BOX
ALL PLANNED MOVEMENTS ONSTAGE BLOCKING
WHEN A DIRECTOR CHOOSES THE PARTS IN A PLAY CAST
THE STRONGEST POSITION ONSTAGE DOWN RIGHT

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

Your 50 Words Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

active
artistic
beautiful
brilliant
caring
cheerful
chef
clever
colorful
comedic
compassionate
creative
curious
energetic
enthusiastic
family
fashionable
foxy
fun
generous
graceful
gracious
groovy
happy
healthy
hilarious
industrious
inspiring
intelligent
loud
loyal
motivating
organized
passionate
pilates
playful
sexy
sharp
smart
smiles
spicy
spirited
sporty
stirring
strong
stylish
thankful
thoughtful
vogue
young

high frequency words Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

almost
beautiful
became
because
came
find
girl
going
happen
kept
line
loud
myself
never
people
please
pretty
pull
remain
should
tall
thank
think
time
together
when
who
would

Unit 1 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The words a character will speak in a play. Lines
The person who wrote the play Playwright
Lines between two or more characters. Dialogue
A very long line spoken by one character. Monologue
The portion of a script which tells the actors what to do; in italics. Stage directions
The portion of the stage which is visible when the front curtain is closed. Apron
A style of theatre where the audience completely surrounds the stage. Arena
The offstage area directly behind the back curtain. Backstage
The area of the stage closest to the audience. Downstage
A style of theatre where the audience and stage can be moved around; flexible. Black box
The system of bars which supports the curtains, scenery, and lights. Grid
The 'building' where the audience sits. House
The curtains on either side of the stage. Legs
The style of theatre where the audience is one one side; the professional acting building. PRoscenium
A style of theatre where the audience is on three sides of the stage. Thrust
The area of the stage furthest from the audience. Upstage
The offstage areas on either side of the stage. Wings
The tunnel-like hallways through which the audience enters the house. Vomitorium

History of Theatre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a more developed roman structure, developed from it's Greek predecessor colosseum
usually a criminal trained to fight for his freedom gladiator
a skydrop CYCLORAMA
a term used to refer to actors thespian
a curtain used to mask the area above the stage from the audience border
portion of the stage that is towards the audience downstage
a platform that could be rolled out, modernly called wagon eccyclema
a series of triangular prisms, each face painted with a new scene periaktoi
the chorus would chant this while sacrificing a goat tragos
this was behind the orchestra and provided a background for the performance skene
the portion of the stage that is further away from the audience upstage
Caesar at the time Jesus was born, reluctantly "allowed" Christianity Constantine
any length of pipe or lumber supported from the lines of a fly system batten
the portion of the stage which extends in front of the act curtain apron
the seating area, in the beginning of the amphitheater hills
the chorus performed in this space orchestra
Greek god of wine and fertility Dionysus
a crane like device places behind the skene mechane
an imaginary line that runs through the middle of the proscenium arch centreline
a developed raised platform in front of the skene proskene

Spelling Word Find Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

reconciliation
breathless
tardiness
cautiously
thoughtfully
anxiously
painful
cheerful
fairness
quietly
wireless
suddenly
daily
helpful
illness
worthless
spotless
finally
kindness
safely
beautiful

spelling creat your own word search

Type
Word Search
Description

information
erosin
auditorium
audition
audioligy
audible
audience
suddenly
a lot
instead
piece
peace
constellation
cancellation
comprehension
apprehension
solution
permission
prevention
vacation
division
direction
location
addition
question