Introduction To Theatre - Humble Independent School District

Introduction To Theatre - Humble Independent School District

Introduction To Theatre Theatre Hierarchy Positions Definitions Types of Stages Stage Directions Director Publicity Manager Asst. Director Stage Manager

Actors Box Office Manager House Manager Publicists Technical Director Ushers Set Designer Set Crew

Lighting Designer Sound Designer Shift Crew Lighting Crew Costume Designer Sound Crew Costume Crew

Properties Designer Props Crew Theatre Hierarchy Definitions Director responsible for all aspects of production all final say goes to the direction Stage Manager responsible for the dissemination of all rehearsal notes to the proper people and during the run of production calls cues and keeps production running smoothly Asst. Director Assists director with all tasks during rehearsal period. Takes over in directors absence

Technical Director responsible for the successful and timely completion of all technical aspects. Publicity Manager responsible for all materials printed and distributed to advertise the upcoming production. Also responsible for the appearance of the house and selling tickets. Theatre Hierarchy Definitions Set Designer/Crew head responsible for the design and the construction of the set Lighting Designer/Crew head responsible for the design and/ or the implementation of the design. This includes hanging and focusing of all lights.

Sound Designer/Crew head responsible for finding and amplifying of all sounds needed in production as well as the amplification of voices if necessary Costume Designer/Crew head - responsible for the design of all costumes and the construction or procurement of necessary pieces. Properties Designer/Crew head responsible for the designer, construction, or procurement of all necessary props used in the show Arena Stage Audience sits on all sides Thrust Stage Audience sits on on three sides

Proscenium Stage Audience sits one side Arena Stage Stage Directions Clock Method 12 9 C 6 3

Arena Stage Stage Directions Compass Method N NW W NE E C SW SE S

Thrust Stage Stage Directions USR USC SR C DSR DSC USL SL

DSL Proscenium Stage Stage Directions USR USC SR C DSR DSC

USL SL DSL Theatre Terminology. Apron _________-The part of the stage floor extending beyond the proscenium arch into the house Downstage _________ -The front of the stage, toward the audience False Proscenium -an inner frame set upstage of

______________ the grand drape to narrow the proscenium Fly Loft __________ - the space below the grid and above the stage floor where flown scenery is stored when not in use. Grid ___________ - 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. Green Room

___________ - 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. House ____________ - where the audience sits Grand ____________ - the curtain, usually of heavy Drape velour which separates the stage from the audience. Properties

____________ - elements that provide for a finished set, or are sometimes used by an actor. Decorative Props _____________ - furniture or objects on stage that serve no practical purpose Set Props _____________ - all the furniture normally used by the actors Hand _____________ - small objects carried to and Props from the stage by the actors or handled by

them while on stage. Prosceniu _____________ - the opening in the wall mbetween the stage and the auditorium Sightline ___________ - 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. Plaster Line

____________ - an imaginary line extending across the proscenium arch. Commonly known as the path that the grand drape follows. Stage Right _____________ - the part of the stage to the persons right as he faces the audience Stage Left _____________ - the part of the stage to persons left as he faces the audience Teaser or Border _____________ - a horizontal masking frame or drapery usually matching the tormentor or

leg and used to mask the space above the set. Tormentor or _____________ - vertical masking pieces of leg drapery. Traveler _____________ - a curtain rigged to part in the center and open to each side of the stage. Upstage _____________ - stage position towards the back of the stage, away from the audience Wings

_____________ - offstage side areas _____________ - area where front of the house Catwalk position lighting is hanged and focused

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