Tech Theatre vocab

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  1. The rate of flow of an electric current through a conductor. The capacity of an electrical conductor.
    Amperage
  2. Main curtain of a prescenium thatre.
    Act curtain
  3. part of the stage in front og the main curtain on a proscenium stage
    apron
  4. lighting thrown on the performaers from above and slightly upstage
    backlighting
  5. much as the same as offstage but used generally in reference to stage workers and machinery rather than actors
    backstage
  6. a device consisting of two or four hinged metal flaps which is placed in front of a spotlight to reduce the beam spread in one or more directions
    barndoor
  7. horizontal pipe hung from a line set of a flying system
    batten
  8. the instantaneous killing of all stage lights
    blackout
  9. set a two fold of scenery in an open book position
    book
  10. short curtain hung over the stage to mask light
    border
  11. refelected diffused light off the floor or walls
    bounce
  12. lighting booms located in front of house box seat position
    box booms
  13. sudden movement of lights to a higher intensity
    bump up
  14. a lighting control path
    channel
  15. established paths of electricity
    circuit
  16. uses fixed line sets
    counter weight
  17. to fade from one lighting set up to another without going through a dimout
    cross fade
  18. a visual or audible signal from the stage manager to execute a predetermined movement of lights to scenery
    cue
  19. short for cyclorama
    cyc
  20. no performance or inactive theatre
    dark house
  21. a unit of scenery hung directly from the giridon and not a part of the flying stystem
    dead hung
  22. stage floor
    deck
  23. a plastic meduim placed in the color holder! of a spotlight to break up the light in a variety of ways
    diffusion (gel)
  24. change the intendity of light, either brighter or less bright
    dim
  25. apparatus for altering the flow of electric current to cause a light to be more or less bright
    dimmer
  26. the area nearest the footlights and curtain. (toward the audience)
    downstage
  27. stage jargon for ellipsoidal reflector spotlights
    ERS
  28. wash or soft light that fills in the light on the face from the direction opposite the key light
    fill light
  29. basic unit of scenery
    flat
  30. kitelike action when a flat is allowed to fall or float to the floor
    floatdown
  31. widespread focus on a spotlight
    flood
  32. a lighting instrument that produces a broad spread of light
    floodlight
  33. a scale drawing of the stafe from overheard
    floorplan
  34. the direction in which a lighting instrument is aimed
    focus
  35. Front of house
    FOH
  36. a high intensity, long throw spotlight requiring an operator in order to follow action on stage
    follow spot
  37. a lense recognized by its CONCENTRIC rings
    fresnel
  38. illumination on the stage from instruments placed in the auditorium
    front lighting
  39. a METAL CUTOUT
    GOBO!
  40. decorative first border in olf prosceniun type theatre
    grand drape
  41. stage hand
    grip
  42. horizontal profile unit of scenery to mask the bottom of a drop or cyclorama
    ground row
  43. all items carried of moved by actors on stage
    hand prop
  44. multiGROOVED pulley
    head block
  45. very narrow beam from a spotlight focused on an actor's head
    head spot
  46. the audience portion of the thatre
    house
  47. mechanical means of closing APERTURE of a spotlight
    iris
  48. franmed brace to HOLD scenery UPRIGHT
    jack
  49. commercial SLANG for electricity
    juice
  50. cable connecting two or more lighting instruments
    jumper
  51. accent of highlihgt on actor's face
    key light
  52. correctly the name of what is often called a light bulb
    lamp
  53. side or vertical drape on an adjustable frame
    Leg
  54. to the actor's left as he faces the audience
    Left stage
  55. a type of spotlight sold by the STRAND LIGHTING
    lekolite
  56. a group of from three to five lines using the same head block to lift a pipe batten or unit of scenery
    line set
  57. individual pulley on gridon of a line set
    loft block
  58. CONCEAL from the audience
    mask
  59. out of sight of the audience. away from the center of the stage
    off stage
  60. an electrical measurement of RESISTANCE in a circuit
    Ohm
  61. a STATEMENT of the relationship of current, electric potential, and RESISTANCE in a circuit.
    Ohm's law
  62. in sight of audience
    onstage
  63. PLANO CONVEX lens of lighting instrument
    P.C.
  64. PARABOLIC ALUMINIZING REFLECTOR lamp
    PAR
  65. a flexible system allowing the electrical connection of an ystage circuit with any dimmer
    Patch pannel
  66. sets made up of three flats shaped as EQUILATERAL or ISOSCELES triangles mounted to a wheeled carriage that can be pivoted
    periaktoi
  67. BAR to which rigging ropes are tied
    pinrail
  68. descriptive of something that can be used by the actor, like a window sash that can actually be raised or a light that can be switched ON AND OFF
    practical
  69. a PRE arranged set up held in rediness for later use
    pre set
  70. refers to anything NOT REAL OR PRACTICAL
    prop
  71. the wall that separated the house from the stage and the backstage areas
    proscenium arch
  72. scenery or stage floor angled to the footlights
    raked
  73. element of scenery that RETURNS the downstage EDGE of the setting to offstage
    return
  74. to the actor's right as s/he faces audience
    right stage
  75. a glass color fliter for lighting instruments
    roundel
  76. SLANG for ellipsoidal reflector floodlight
    scoop
  77. NARROWbeam focus spotlight
    sharp focus
  78. the term fot the escape of electricity from its prescribed path
    short
  79. a BEAM FRAMING device located at the aperture of an ERS
    shutter
  80. line of sight from an audeince seat to a point on a stage
    sightlines
  81. MARK on floor to locae the working position of scenery or properties
    spike
  82. NARROW BEAM focus
    spot focus
  83. a lighting instrument with a lense that throws an intense light on a defined area
    spotlight
  84. TAKE DOWN a setting
    strike
  85. side or vertical drape on an adjustbale frame
    legs
  86. SYSTEM OF OPENINGS through the stage floor
    traps
  87. MARK DESIGNATING the HEIGHT of a lineset
    trim
  88. a basic UNIT setting from which several SETTINGS can be created
    unit set
  89. on the stage but away from the audeince
    upstage
  90. the pressure behind the electrical flow
    voltage
  91. a platform on CASTERS
    wagon
  92. an electrical term for the rate of doing work
    wattage
  93. low angle front of house lighting sources which illuminate in general manner
    wash
  94. area offstage RIGHT AND LEFT stemming from the era of WINGS and backdrop
    wings

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