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10.out.of.12

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 [...]

AvenueQ

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term 11 o’clock number. On 11 o’clock number’s official page, we collaborated with our friends at Avenue Q to tell you it’s the big crowd pleasing number that happens at the end of a musical. But now we want to know what the term 11 o’clock number [...]

ad-lib-screencap

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term ad lib. On ad lib’s official page, we define the term as “speaking in character, but without using dialogue officially written in a script.” But now we want to know what ad libbing means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us. – [...]

applied-theatre-screencap

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term applied theatre. On applied theatre’s official page, we define the term as “what happens when a group of people working in community use the techniques of drama and theatre to address an issue of social concern.” But now we want to know what applied theatre means [...]

asides.final

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term asides. On asides’s official page, we define the term as a remark made by a character directly to the audience that is not heard by the other characters onstage. But now we want to know what the term asides means to you. You can use the [...]

black box

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term black box. On black box’s official page, our friends at Soho Rep defined black box as “a small theatre that is infinitely changeable”. But now we want to know what Scottish Play means to you. You can use the comments section to – suggest additional definitions [...]

blocking

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 [...]

booth.thumb

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term booth. On booth’s official page, we have defined the term as “the area of the theatre where lights, sound, backstage communication and other technical elements are controlled during the show.” But now we want to know what the term booth means to you. You can use [...]

break.leg

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term break a leg. On break a leg’s official page, we define the term as “theatre slang for good luck” since actually saying “good luck” is considered unlucky. But now we want to know what the term break a leg means to you. You can use the [...]

callback

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term callback. On callback’s official page, we define the term as “a followup audition where an actor gets another chance to impress and, hopefully, land a role.” But now we want to know what the term callback means to you. You can use the comments section to [...]