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

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 Vocab. 2 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Clothing carefully selected for actors for performance use 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
Waiting room for actor where they wait for entrance cue green room
Term for unnecessary facial expressions or physical gestures mugging
The knowledge and skills required to create the physical aspects of a production stagecraft
Leave the stage move off
Enter the stage move on
The 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 performance stage manager
A thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance. cue
To make it up as you go along ad-lib
Art of creating and arranging dances onstage choreography
Block the audience's view of a person or object cover
The beginning, middle, and end of the story plot
To speak loudly so the entire audience can hear you project
Dismantling the set, costumes, and props at the end of the show strike
A speech said while alone on the stage or unaware of others presence monologue
Improvisational form of drama where children are guided to imagine and enact different experiences creative dramatics
Withdraw to a less obvious position give stage
Any action performed on stage business
Role played by an actor that they assume another identity character

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

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

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

Theatre Vocab Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A term referring to any unnecessary facial expression or physical gestures Mugging
The action of moving to a more prominent position TakeStage
A role in the play that is played by an actor Character
What occurs during the play Plot
To make your voice loud enough for the entire audience to hear you Project
Area where actor can cover themselves from audience's view Cover
Taking everything down at the end of a run of a show Strike
Movement or speech that creates the character Improvisation
To get on the stage MoveOn
Location that is given by the stage manager before a scene begins Places
Improvisational part where children are guided by a leader to imagine and act like they are going through a variety of experiences CreativeDramatics
To improvise AdLib
The time in which the play is in action for (days, weeks, months, years) Run
A speech that is performed alone or in unaware presence of other actors Monologue
Outfit worn by the actors Costume
The physical aspects in a performance (lighting, costumes, props, etc.) Stagecraft
The final lines of one actor preceding lines of next actor Cue
Supervisor of play; person who is in charge StageManager
Anything that occurs onstage Business
Main or central idea of play Theme
A room next to the stage where actors wait for cues; receive guests after show GreenRoom
To move to a less obvious position from the audience onstage GiveStage

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

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 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Refers to the words the characters speak, or lines. Dialogue
words the characters sing in the show. Lyrics
Indicates the notes and timing for the songs. Music
Describes the setting and important physical action performed by the characters. Stage directions
Includes dialogue, lyrics, and stage directions. script
Area where actors perform for an audience. stage
where the audience sits to watch the performance. house
anything on the stage within view of the audience. onstage
anything outside the view of the audience. offstage
entire area off and behind the stage. backstage
areas to the side of the stage just out of the audience's view. wings
the entire physical environment onstage. set
when you stand in the center of the stage centerstage
when you face the house, the area behind you upstage
when you face the audience, the area to your left stage left
when you face the audience, the area to the right. stageright
the person who oversees the budget, calendar, and staffing. producer
the person who provides the artistic vision for the show and coordinates all of the creative elements. director
creates and teaches the dances. choreographer
coordinates the construction and painting of the sets, the hanging of the lights and the set-up of the sound system. technical director

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