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Audition
Exposition
Improvisation
Prompter
Rehearsal
Scene
Director
Chorus
Blackout
Cyclorama
Cast
Proscenium
Stage right
Actor
Theatre

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Drama Terms Word Search

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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

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Modern Theatre Word Search

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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

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Theatre Word Search

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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

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Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

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This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

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Drama Elements Word Search

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Comedy
Tragedy
Audience
Backstage
Stage Left
Stage Right
Upstage
Downstage
Center Stage
Aside
Soliloquy
Monologue
Stage Directions
Dialogue
Director
Cast
Actor
Character
Theme
Plot
Scene
Act
Script
Playwright
Drama
Play

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Theatre Arts Vocabulary Word Search

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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

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Stage Directions 1 Crossword

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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

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Drama terms Crossword

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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

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Technical Theatre Vocabulary 1 Worksheet

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This matching worksheet contains the following questions and answers:

That area within the performance space within which the actor may move in full view of the audience. ACTING AREA
A passage through seating. AISLE
Any part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch and into the audience or seating area. APRON
A type of stage in theater where the stage surrounded or nearly surrounded by the audience specifically ARENA
Assists the Stage Manager with all of their responsibilities. This can include attending production meetings, running rehearsals, clerical organization, and insuring the smooth execution of the performances. ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER ASM
Process where the director or casting director of a production asks actors / actresses / performers to show him/her what they can do. AUDITION
The part of the theatre accommodating the audience during the performance. Sometimes known as the "house". From the Latin Audio - "I hear". AUDITORIUM
A painted cloth hung at the back of a theater stage as part of the scenery BACKDROP
The part of the stage and theatre which is out of the sight of the audience. BACKSTAGE
Light modifiers that shape and direct light. They are fixed onto the front of studio or theatre lights. They have 2-4 hinged doors around the light source. That set up, seen right, can be changed so you can control the light shape. BARNDOOR
A bare room with a movable seating area, a movable stage, and a flexible lighting system. BOX OFFICE
1) Subdivision between sections of a play. A short play is a 'One-Act-er', a play with one interval has two Acts etc. Acts are subdivided further into Scenes. 2) To Play a character.. ACT
1) Complete absence of stage lighting. Blue working lights backstage should remain on and are not usually under the control of the board, except during a Dead Blackout (DBO), when there is no onstage light. Exit signs and other emergency lighting must remain on at all times. 2) The act of turning off (or fading out) stage lighting (e.g. "This is where we go to blackout") BLACKOUT
1) Black clothing worn by stage management during productions. 2) Any black drapes or tabs, permanently or temporarily rigged. Used for masking offstage and technical areas. BLACKS
The process of arranging moves to be made by the actors during the play, recorded by stage management in the prompt script. BLOCKING
Two flats hinged together on the vertical edge, to be free standing, and normally used as a backing for a doorway or window. They should always be 'run' with the hinged edge leading, to prevent them opening up. They are free-standing when angled open, allowing quick setting and compact storage. BOOK FLAT
A narrow horizontal masking piece (cloth), normally of neutral color (black) to mask the lighting rig and flown scenery from the audience, and to provide an upper limit to the scene. BORDER
Part of the theatre front of house area where audience members can buy tickets. Most are now computerized, and offer phone reservations. Some offer online (internet) bookings also. BOX OFFICE
Naturalistic setting of a complete room built from flats with only the side nearest the audience (the fourth wall) missing. BOX SET
A superstitious and widely accepted alternative to 'Good Luck' (which is considered bad luck). BREAK A LEG
1) A notification of a working session ( Rehearsal, Band, Photo) 2) The period of time to which the first definition refers. CALL
Following an audition, the director may ask to see a shortlist of actors again for an additional audition to enable the director to make her/his decision. CALLBACKS
The members of the acting company. The Cast List contains the names of the actors and the characters they'll be playing. CAST
The process of the director choosing actors to perform the characters in the play. CASTING
Imaginary line running down the stage through the exact center of the proscenium opening. Marked as CL on stage plans. CENTER LINE
Message passed to Stage Management from the Front of House Manager that the house is ready for the performance to begin. CLEARANCE

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Theatre Word Search

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hit
props
playbill
improv
scene
microphones
strike
scrim
script
flat
house
lip
offstage
onstage
cutting
understudy
scenery
curtain
spotlight
bard
cues
audience
stage
program
gate
set
dressing room
fixtures
critic
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movement
sound
make-up
costume
composition
climax
articulation
ensemble
characters
voice
greasepaint
drama
musical
backstage
lighting
rigging
rehearsals
cast
performance
camera
action
lights
auditorium
player
actor
act
theatre
producer
Director
Play

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