Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary (featuring Denis O’Hare)

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10 Out of 12
11 O’Clock Number (featuring the cast of Avenue Q)

Ad Lib
Asides

Blocking
Booth
Break a Leg

Callback
Cattle Call
Catwalk
Character Shoe
Cheating Out
Chewing the Scenery
Child Wrangler
Claque
Commedia Dell’Arte (featuring Jinkx Monsoon)

Deus Ex Machina
Development Hell
Devised Theatre
Double Take
Doubling
Dramaturg
Dry Tech
Downstage/Upstage

Environmental Theatre
Equity Deputy
Exeunt
Experimental Theatre

Fight Call
Fight Director
Fourth Wall

George Spelvin
Ghost Light
God Mic
Going Dark
Going Up
Gypsy
Gypsy Robe

Heckling
Hold
House
House Left/House Right
Hybrid Theatre

Inamorata
Italian Run
Improv

Kick Your Face
Kitchen Sink Realism

Line Reading

Missed Cue
Musical Vs. Play

Non-Aristotelian Structure

Off-Book
Off-Off Broadway

Papering the House
Peas and Carrots
Performance Art
Play Vs. Musical

Rainbow Casting
Rigged Costumes
Rush

The Scottish Play
Scrim
Showmance
Special Skills
Sides
Stage Door
Stage Left/Stage Right
Strike (our very first video!)
Stumble-Through
Subtext
Sung Through
Swing

Table Read
Thanks, 5!
Theatre Gypsy
Theatre-in-the-Round
Thrust Stage
Triple Threat
TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences)

Understudy
Upstage/Downstage
Upstaging (Yep… that’s different from “Upstage”!)

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