THEATRE LINGO

 

(If you're new to SME Theatre, here are some things you may hear us say.)

Break-A-Legnotes of acknowledgement for a production member to be posted in the program.

Strike - actors & crew tear down and clean directly following the run of each show, in preparation for the next show.

WorkdayWorkdays occur throughout the year after school and on Saturdays. Crew members work on preparation for productions—building sets, painting, obtaining props, etc.

Load In - The time when the stage is free to move in the production; set, lights, sound etc. This takes 10 to 14 days.

Show Shirts Shirts unique to each mainstage production.  Some Frequent Fridays will also have show shirts available.  Shirts are purchased by cast / crew involved with productions.  For mainstage shows, students need to pay for their shirts in advance, when their order is placed.

Frequent Fridays - Frequent Fridays are One-act plays directed by Senior students, enrolled in Advanced Rep Theatre.  Any student may audition and apply to be a crew member for a Frequent Friday.

Tech Week - The week leading up to the show; dress rehearsals, lights / sound, long days...