Theatre is full of lingo.
We are very aware of this at PxP (as young people in theatre). I mean, who is George Spelvin? Really? That is a thing? What is the difference between Devised Theatre and Hybrid Theatre? I can never remember which is upstage and which is downstage…
Thankfully, there is now a place you can go if you hear something that you may not know (or just need a refresher) – TDF’s Theatre Dictionary. Check out the intro video here (with Dennis O’Hare from True Blood):
Have a term that you are not sure of? Or a term that you love? Leave it in the comments below and we will make sure it gets to those folks doing the theatre dictionary!