Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term special skills.

On special skills’ official page, we define the term as skills a performer has other than acting that might help him get the part. But now we want to know what the term special skills means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— Whether or not you’re an actor, do you know how to do something that would be considered a special skill?

— What’s the strangest special skill you’ve seen used in a show?

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