Hunter Drama Dictionary

A sneaky cheatsheet for parents!

BLOCKING

The plan of where actors move on stage

CHARACTERISATION

CHOOKAS

A uniquely Australian phrase used to wish performers Good Luck.

COLD READ

When an actor reads a script they have not previously seen. Cold reads are commonly used in auditions.

CUE

A signal (someone else’s line, lighting change, sound or movement) that indicates something else is to happen onstage.

DOWNSTAGE

The area on stage that is closest to the audience.

DRESS REHEARSAL

ENSEMBLE

IMPROVISATION

A spontaneous style of theatre through which scenes are created without advance rehearsal or a script.

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MIME
MONOLOGUE
MUSICAL SCORE
MUSICAL THEATRE

A genre of drama where singing and acting add to the story

PROJECTION

PROPS

REHEARSAL

RUN THROUGH

SCREEN ACTING

Drama classes where students learn technquies to act on film.

SCRIPT WORK

STAGE LEFT

STAGE RIGHT

TABLEAU

UPSTAGE

towards the back of a theatre stage.

WOWFEST

A showcase in Term 4 for all Hunter Drama classes to show off their talents!

YOUNG ACTORS PROGRAM

Drama classes at Hunter Drama using our wold class syllabus