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The physical space with which the piece unfolds. Hleps define place and time. Can tell you you're in no place or time. Communuicates biggeer concepts.
Everything added to the physical space
the painting of scenery/props
Scene Painting
Anything worn by the character
Anything pertaining to putting light on the stage/lack of light. Any use of light
Anything aural. Includes the actors' voices. The way you augment that. use of sound effects.
Person in control of the entire performance once it starts. Eyes and ears of director. head of rehearsal process
Stage Manager
The 4 Major Designers
This type of theater is a company with investors trying to make money
A type of theater. Any money made at the end of the year is put back into the system. Nobody makes money. Tax exempt. Generally aim to enhance society.
this distinguishes professional from non-professoinal theater
The actors get paid
Meeting where director, stage manager, designers, department heads, etc. walk through the show technically. Figure out cues.
Paper Technical Rehearsal
Hang the lighting instruments
Electrics Hang
Aka the "in." Put all scenery into the theater.
Scenery Load in
Taking each lighting instrument and pointing it where they want it to go. Set parameters.
Lighting Focus
Lightig designer, crew, director look at the lighting cues w/o actors on stage
Level set time
rehearsal in theater with actors, adding all technical aspects of the show
Technical Rehearsal
Anythign related to the area from the stage out. Involves ushers, audience, ticket operations, etc.
Front of House
Tech rehearsal without the actors
Dry Tech
Skip big scenes and songs. Go from technical cue to technical cue. Usually used when there's issues of time.
Add all elements, including costumes and run show
Dress Rehearsal
In charge of execution of scene design. In charge of money, schedule, etc.
technical director
In charge of organization and managing of the carpentry staff
Master Carpenter
In charge of physical space of the scene shop
Scene Shop Foreman
Responsible for execution of the painting of scenery. Often in close connection with tech director
Scenic Charge Artist
responsible for execution of props
Props Master
something relating to fabric
soft goods
developing things using paper
paper goods
Creates visual elements of what that character is
Costume Designer
runs costume shop
Costume Shop Supervisor
takes designs and puts it to pattern form
Desights where the lighting goes, cues, etc.
Lighting Designer
Responsible for the execution of the design
Master Electrician
In charge of aural elements of show
Sound Designer
Responsible of execution of sound design
Head Sound Engineer
A big tower above the theater for storing scenery.
Fly Loft
Overhead walkways for moving around for technical reasons.
Catwalk all the way at the top for loading weights
Load Rail
Block the audience's view. Absorbs all light. Usually made of velour
Covers stage from audience. Comes in and out to seperate. Heavy velour.
The house curtian. Oftne with pleats.
Grand Drape
Sits on top in front of Grand Drape. Helps to mask the fly wall. usually velour
Grand teaser/Valance
hard or soft narrow vertical drapes that mask the wings
Long but short drape that acts as a header between two drapes to cover the fly equiptment
Big painted piece of fabric
"Fancy magical fabric" made of cotton. Depending on the light it can appear opaque or translucent.
another name for the pulleys in a fly system
Loft Blocks
Simplest fly system. Ropes made of hemp. Often uses sandbags as counterweights.
Hemp System
The most common fly system, developed in the early part of the 20th century. Uses steel cables and metal counterweights attached to an arbor. Load rail at the top. Locks on lines at load rail.
Single Purchase Counterweight System
the baton and it's lines and it's system
Line System
Used primarily where you dont' have a lot of wing space so you can have a whole fly system in half the space
Multi-speed Line Set
motorized. Most common is a single purchase counterweight system with an electric motor.
Winch Driven System
The benefits of wood:
fairly strong
easy to work with
easy to paint
fairly inexpensive
can last a long time
fairly good sound absorption
Downside of wood:
can rot over time
natural product w/natural irregularities
Only bends to certian point before breaking
Limited in it's legnth and width
From decidouous trees
Hard Wood
From coniferous trees. Most commonly used in theater.
Soft Wood
The different grades of wood
Select a-d and common 1-5
3/4 of an inch thick. Comes in: 1x3,4,5,8,10,12. Variety of legnths by 2's from 8-16'
One by
standard scenery wood
Number 2 common white pine
Made of different layers. Grains run in alternate directions.
Like plywood. Smooth, even wood. Grows fast and straight with few knots. made with a thin veneer on either side and layers in between. Made like plywood
Made of wood chips and pieces. Variety of thicknesses. Rougher texture. Easy to use
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
Made with fine particles of sawdust pressed together in a press with glue. Tepmered for a clean surface.
Masonite, aka hardboard
Inside a lot of cabinates. Good for flooring. Fairly cheap.
Medium Density Fiber Board (MDFB)
Slightly bigger pieces. Medum sized pieces of wood. Not quite as dense as other materials.
Particle Board
Made of layers and layers of paper. Dense. Can be cut nicely into brick shapers.
Thick paper product. Used when you want a different paint surface
Upson Board
Foam interior with thin layers of wood and paper on the sides. Lightweight yet strong. Good flat paint surface.
Alloy of iron and carbon. Easy workable metal
Natural element. A type of metal often used in theater
Advantages of Steel
variety of shapes
can weld it
can be made without natural defects
Disadvantages of Steel
can rust
harder to work with
Cardboard tube. A form for concrete for making pillars in the real world
used often as a duplicate for glass
used in piping format a lot. More structure than sonotube but lighter than metal
lightweight, easilyworked material
Styrafoam made with little beads. Less dense. can pull it apart
Really easy to work with. Used in fine sculpting.