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1 Theatre Terminology Apron
_________-The part of the stage floor extending beyond the proscenium arch into the house Apron

2 Backing ________________ - Any type of scenery or material placed in back of an opening to mask the backstage area from the audience.

3 Baton ____________ - A long piece of wood or pipe at the top and bottom of a drop. A length of pipe, a part of a counter-weight system to which a drop or other scenic and lighting units or equipment are attached.

4 Blacks ____________ - black draperies used as legs and borders.

5 Box Set ____________ - An interior setting with three walls and possibly a ceiling.

6 Cyclorama ____________ - Usually a u-shaped expanse of light blue or white canvas used for sky effects. May also be a permanent feature of the stage or simply a drop

7 Downstage _________ -The front of the stage, toward the audience

8 _________ -a large unframed canvas or muslin unit of scenery

9 _______________ - steps leading down from a platform not seen by the audience.
Escape Stairs

10 Flat __________ - a rectangular frame covered with an unbroken expanse of muslin, canvas, luann, or other fabric..

11 ________________ -an inner frame set upstage of the grand drape to narrow the proscenium
False Proscenium

12 __________ - the space below the grid and above the stage floor where flown scenery is stored when not in use. Fly Loft

13 Fly __________ - a verb for shifting scenery by raising it vertically into the flies by means of a counterweight system.

14 ___________ - a framework of metal extending over the stage area and located at least 6 feet below the roof of the stage house. Used to support equipment for flying scenery. Grid

15 ___________ - traditional waiting room or reception room of a theatre, located near the stage and serves as a meeting place for guests or a place where actors wait when not on stage. Green Room

16 ___________- alert signal meaning you are working above people’s heads or something is coming down from above the stage. Heads Up

17 ____________- alert signal meaning something is falling WATCH OUT

18 ____________ - where the audience sits

19 ____________ - the curtain, usually of heavy velour which separates the stage from the audience.
Grand Drape

20 ____________ - a unit of scenery which prevents the audience from seeing into the back-stage area. It is usually black in color. Masking

21 ____________ - elements that provide for a finished set, or are sometimes used by an actor.

22 Decorative Props _____________ - furniture or objects on stage that serve no practical purpose

23 _____________ - all the furniture normally used by the actors
Set Props

24 _____________ - small objects carried to and from the stage by the actors or handled by them while on stage. Hand Props

25 _____________ - the opening in the wall between the stage and the auditorium.

26 Scene Shop _____________ - the area used for the construction, covering, joining, and painting of the scenery.

27 _____________ - lightweight cotton netting
_____________ - lightweight cotton netting. Appears solid when lit from the front and becomes transparent when something is lit from behind. Scrim

28 ___________ - an imaginary line extending from any seat in the auditorium past the proscenium arch to any position on stage to determine how much of the stage will be visible from that point. Sight Line

29 ___________ - to remove a unit of scenery or prop from the stage, or to dismantle scenery at the end of the run of a show. Strike

30 ___________ - to bring a scenic unit into the audience’s view (horizontally)

31 Off ___________ - to remove a scenic unit from the audience’s view (horizontally)

32 ___________ - to come into the audience’s view (vertically)

33 Out _____________ - to go from the audience’s view (vertically).

34 _____________ - the part of the stage to the person’s right as he faces the audience
Stage Right

35 _____________ - the part of the stage to person’s left as he faces the audience
Stage Left

36 Tech Rehearsal _____________ - rehearsal during which light and sound levels are set, scene shifting is rehearsed, costumes checked and costume changes rehearsed.

37 _____________ - tech rehearsal without the actors.
Dry Tech

38 _____________ - a horizontal masking frame or drapery usually matching the tormentor or leg and used to mask the space above the set. Teaser/Border

39 Legs/Tormentors _____________ - vertical masking pieces of drapery.

40 _____________ - a curtain rigged to part in the center and open to each side of the stage.

41 _____________ - stage position towards the back of the stage, away from the audience.
Up Stage

42 _____________ - offstage side areas.

43 _____________ - area where front of the house position lighting is hanged and focused.

44 _____________ - term used to describe a stage that is slanted
_____________ - term used to describe a stage that is slanted. (the way the stages where designed in ancient Greece.) Raked

45 _____________ - an imaginary line extending across the proscenium arch
_____________ - an imaginary line extending across the proscenium arch. Commonly known as the path that the grand drape follows. Plaster Line

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