Topic: Theatre 101

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 […]

Doing the line dance Do you have any great tricks for memorizing lines? Tell us here!

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term off-book. On off-book’s official page, we define the term as “when actors don’t have to refer to a script since they’ve completely memorized their lines.” But now we want to know what the term off-book means to you. You can use the comments section to tell […]

Let’s get experimental! What does off-Off-Broadway theatre mean to you? Tell us here!

Is this sentence performance art? (Maybe!) What does performance art mean to you? Tell us here!

Ready or not, here the actors come! For performers, do you get nervous when the stage manager calls, “Places”? Tell us here!

What’s the difference, anyway? These are tricky terms to define. What would you add to our definitions? Join the conversation!

I saw it first! Do you try to catch shows while they’re in previews, or do you wait until they officially open? Tell us here!