Topic: Theatre 101

black box

It’s essentially a magic box. Have you seen a show in a black box? Performed in one? Join the conversation!


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


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!

Character Shoe

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


Not all theatre is interactive Have you ever seen a performer shut down a heckler in a really memorable way? Tell us here!

Denis O'Hare welcome

Here’s How this Place Works!


What’s my line again? Do you have a different definition? Have you ever seen someone miss a cue? Join the conversation!


Rebel without worrying about applause What’s the last show you saw that employed a nontraditional structure? Tell us here!


Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term non-Aristotelian structure. On non-Aristotelian structure’s official page, our friends at A Host of People define the term as… well, they didn’t do a traditional definition at all. That’s because this kind of theatre is hard to pigeonhole. It can be experimental, epic and generally rebels against [...]