thrust stage

noun

Definition of thrust stage 

: a stage that projects beyond the proscenium so that the audience sits around the projection also : a forestage that is extended into the auditorium to increase the stage area

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The staging has also changed slightly since the show was in Princeton last month, since the McCarter has a proscenium stage area and the Long Wharf has a low thrust stage. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Long Wharf's Gospel Musical 'Crowns' A Joyful Handing Down Of History," 4 Apr. 2018 In its place is an intimate thrust stage, a sort of ramp that spills into the audience, surrounded by just a few risers and cabaret tables. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kilbanes’ “Weightless” turns Ovid to magical rock opera," 1 Mar. 2018 The production fits superbly on the Newhouse Theater's sunken thrust stage, while the piece plays like clockwork yet retains an impression of dangerous spontaneity. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Wolves': Theater Review," 21 Nov. 2017 The only thing missing — besides easy access to bathrooms, which drew some complaints from audience members — was a time-lapse video showing the towers being turned from a proscenium configuration into a theater in the round or a thrust stage. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Flexible, intimate and innovative, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare has its opening night," 20 Sep. 2017 The original was beyond rescue, and the new venue features a thrust stage, whereas the Neuhaus is a theater in-the-round. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, "Houston’s Alley Theater Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of thrust stage

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrust stage

thrust, past participle of thrust entry 1

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