The SM’s Working Vocabulary

The glossary that you are about to browse and search through is monumental in scope. It contains more than 750 terms, phrases, expressions, and cross-referenced definitions. I will venture to say that no other book on SMing has such as comprehensive a list. The vocabulary in some professions can be like another language. Fortunately, most terms in theatre are familiar. It is a matter of learning how they are used within the context and framework of a production.

Do not feel you must master each term. Your initial contact is the important part. Just know they are here for you to return to as you read this book. As you work and grow as an SM, they will have greater meaning and relevance.

Each term is defined ...

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