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TECHNICAL THEATRE VOCABULARY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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EclipseCrossword.com 17. The right side of the auditorium, 6. A portal that gives the set its own “pic-
3. The lever on a lighting control console from the audience’s point of view. ture frame.”
that simultaneously dims all the chan- 20. A microphone designed to pick up 8. A bank of small PAR cans all mounted
nels from one cut to the next. sound only directly in front of it. in the same fixture. Used to create a
5. The book compiled by the stage man- 23. Flats and platforms that are stored bright wash of light on the audience.
ager, containing all the pertinent infor- and used for many different produc- 9. Light coming from upstage of an ac-
mation about the show. tions. tor.
7. A platform that pivots on one corner. 24. Decorations that have no function 10. Items that are carried onstage by the
11. A small drapery that runs across the on a set, but are merely placed actor during a performance.
top of the grand drape and hides the there to look good. 14. A microphone with a horizontal attach-
hardware that suspends it. ment that can reach over a keyboard
12. The space on the stage that is not vis- Down or other musical instrument.
ible to the audience. 1. Anything in the house, rather than 18. A speaker designed to play very low,
13. A device that creates a thin mist of fog onstage. almost inaudible frequencies.
throughout the stage. 2. A speaker element that reproduces 19. The control on a follow spot that fades
15. The backstage bulletin board where the low-end frequencies. out the light by slowly closing a set of
announcements, schedules and other doors.
4. The diagram showing the place-
information is posted. 21. The draperies or flats that hide back-
ment of the scenery as viewed from stage from the audience.
16. A common area where performers wait above.
until it is time to go onstage. 22. The wheels on a platform.

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TECHNICAL THEATRE VOCABULARY CROSSWORD PUZZLE Solution
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EclipseCrossword.com where performers wait until it is time gives the set its own “picture frame.”
Across to go onstage. 8. AUDIENCE BLINDERS—A bank of
3. CROSSFADER—The lever on a light- 17. HOUSE RIGHT—The right side of the small PAR cans all mounted in the
ing control console that simultaneous- auditorium, from the audience’s point same fixture. Used to create a bright
ly dims all the channels from one cut of view. wash of light on the audience.
to the next. 20. SHOTGUN MIC—A microphone de- 9. BACK LIGHT—Light coming from up-
5. PROMPT BOOK—The book compiled signed to pick up sound only directly in stage of an actor.
by the stage manager, containing all front of it. 10. PERSONAL PROPS—Items that are
the pertinent information about the 23. STOCK SCENERY—Flats and plat- carried onstage by the actor during a
show. forms that are stored and used for performance.
7. JACKKNIFE PLATFORM—A platform many different productions. 14. BOOM STAND—A microphone with a
that pivots on one corner. 24. SET DRESSING—Decorations that horizontal attachment that can reach
11. VALENCE—A small drapery that runs have no function on a set, but are over a keyboard or other musical in-
across the top of the grand drape and merely placed there to look good. strument.
hides the hardware that suspends it. 18. SUBWOOFER—A speaker designed
12. WING SPACE—The space on the Down to play very low, almost inaudible fre-
stage that is not visible to the audi- 1. FRONT-OF-HOUSE—Anything in the quencies.
ence. house, rather than onstage. 19. DOUSER—The control on a follow
13. HAZER—A device that creates a thin 2. WOOFER—A speaker element that re- spot that fades out the light by slowly
mist of fog throughout the stage. produces the low-end frequencies. closing a set of doors.
15. CALLBOARD—The backstage bulletin 4. FLOORPLAN—The diagram show- 21. MASKING—The draperies or flats that
board where announcements, sched- ing the placement of the scenery as hide backstage from the audience.
ules and other information is posted. viewed from above. 22. CASTERS—The wheels on a plat-
16. GREEN ROOM—A common area 6. FALSE PROSCENIUM—A portal that form.

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