Topic: Theatre 101


What’s that you’re saying? Have you ever ad libbed in a show? Or seen a perform ad lib during a performance? Tell us here!

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!


Ladies and gentlemen, Shakespeare and his peers have left the building. Have you ever come across Latin stage directions while doing a show? 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!


Making it up as you go along Have you ever used improvisation as onstage or in real life? Tell us here!