Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term 10 Out of 12.

On 10 Out of 12’s official page, we define the term as “a 12-hour rehearsal day in which 10 hours are spent working on lights, sound, costumes, and other technical elements.” But now we want to know what the term 10 Out of 12 means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— Have you ever been part of a 10 Out of 12 rehearsal, either as a performer, designer, stage manager, or other crew?

— What’s the craziest 10 Out of 12 story you have? Did scenery or lights fall? Did a performer throw a tantrum?

If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term 10 Out of 12, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor