Topic: Back Stage

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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 [...]

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Let there be spotlight Have you ever worked in a booth or done other theatre tech? Tell us here!

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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 [...]

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No need for a doctor in the house–this broken leg’s lucky Has anyone ever wished you something other than break a leg before a performance? Tell us here!

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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 [...]

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Don’t call us, we’ll call you Do you have a memorable callback story? Tell us here!

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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 [...]

Cattle Call

Can you stand out from the herd? Have you been to a cattle call? What was it like? Tell us about it by joining the conversation!

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Here kitty, kitty, kitty! Have you ever been on a catwalk at a theatre or seen the lighting or sound crew use a catwalk to hang lights or operate their equipment during a show? Tell us about it here!

Child Wrangler

Who will think of the children? Do you have a “child wrangler” story? Join the conversation!