thrust stage


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

Examples of thrust stage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crowley’s powerfully simple set of plain screens stands deep down the huge thrust stage, with the audience wrapped around three sides. David Benedict, Variety, 8 Dec. 2021 Kokandy’s production, directed here by Lucky Stiff, is even set up to feel like a music venue, with cabaret tables surrounding a thrust stage with a platform at the back. Jerald Pierce,, 16 Nov. 2021 The back platform contains a variety of musical instruments, played by the cast of seven, and the thrust stage is covered in layers of rugs. Jerald Pierce,, 16 Nov. 2021 The second and final phase encompasses most of the renovations, including adding flexible seating for up to 1,400 people, putting in a thrust stage that would extend into the audience and restoring the black light murals. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Nov. 2021 With such an open background to play on, as well as Hartford Stage’s iconic thrust stage, actors can face different directions, approach from great distances and take advantage of a bunch of different ways to come and go from the stage. Christopher Arnott,, 25 Oct. 2021 The center of the excitement, a thrust stage, is made of rich, inlaid wood. Danielle Harling, House Beautiful, 24 Apr. 2021 One perspective, though, could still use tweaking: the production was directed earlier this year by Godwin, with the same cast, at Brooklyn’s Theater for a New Audience, where the sightlines around the thrust stage were better. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2020 On the festival’s deep-thrust stage, the aerial scene in which Billy is partnered by a future vision of himself comes off a bit flat. Jesse Green, New York Times, 29 July 2019

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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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“Thrust stage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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