Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term blocking.

On blocking’s official page, we define the term as a set of predetermined movements for actors onstage. But now we want to know what the term blocking means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— As a performer, have you ever argued with a director over your character’s blocking?

— As an audience member, have you ever seen some blocking go hilariously wrong? What happened?

If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term blocking, 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