Topic: On Stage

Should I stay or should I go Have you ever argued with a director over your character’s blocking? Tell us here!

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 […]

Put on your dancin’ shoes! Have you used character shoes? What’s it like?Tell us here!

Look over here! (Sort of!) Have you had an experience on stage with Cheating Out? Tell us about it here!

Putting the ham in Hamlet… and lots of other shows Have you ever seen a famous performer totally overact on stage?

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term chewing the scenery. On chewing the scenery’s official page, we define the term as “to overact or act in a way that is distracting.” But now we want to know what the term chewing the scenery means to you. You can use the comments section to […]

Send in the clowns–the hilariously outrageous ones Have you ever performed in a Commedia dell’arte-style show? Tell us here!

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Commedia dell’arte. On Commedia dell’arte’s official page, we have defined the term as “light entertainment based on the craft of improvisation.” But now we want to know what the term Commedia dell’arte means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us. — What […]

Spotlight on tech! Have you ever participated in a cue-to-cue rehearsal? Tell us here!

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term cue-to-cue. On cue-to-cue’s official page, we define the term as a rehearsal that jumps from one technical cue to the next, skipping the dialogue in between. But now we want to know what the term cue-to-cue means to you. You can use the comments section to […]