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BEDROOM FARCEA farce in which a risque bedroom scene is exploited.Farce
BELOW1) Downstage. 2) Under the stage. 
BENEFITA theatrical performance, the profits of which are given to some cause or person. 
BETWEEN ENGAGEMENTSUnemployed as an actor.At liberty
BILLA playbill or program distributed at a theatre.Playbill
BILLINGActing credit, particularly on a poster, marquee, or in an ad. 
BIRDIEA compact display lighting instrument containing a Par 16 lamp. So called because it is similar to, but much smaller than, the Parcan, and is hence (in a play on golf terms) "one under Par." 
BITA very minor speaking or silent role. Hence, bit actor, bit part. 
BLACKBlack velvet or velour curtain or drape used to mask the sides or tops of the stage 
BLACK BOXAn unadorned performance space, typically a large room with four walls and no assigned seating or playing areas. Walls are typically painted black, hence the name. The black box is popular because it can be configured in many different ways, with actors on the floor, or on a platform; the audience can also be seated on the floor or on platforms. 
BLACKFACEA face covered by black makeup, to represent a person of color. Used extensively in minstrel shows from the 19th century well into the middle of the 20th century, but now considered offensive. 
BLACK LIGHT Ultra-Violet
BLACKOUTComplete absence of stage lighting. Blue working lights backstage should remain on and are not usually under the control of the board, except during a Dead Blackout (DBO), when there is no onstage light. Exit signs and other emergency lighting must remain on at all times. 
BLACKOUT or BLACK-OUT or BLACK OUT1) To darken a stage suddenly, enhancing the effect of stage action and permitting a swift change of scenery. 
BLACKS1) Black clothing worn by stage management during productions. 2) Any black drapes or tabs, permanently or temporarily rigged. Used for masking technical areas. 
BLANKA gun cartridge with powder but no metal tip, allowing for the sound of a gunshot without a bullet. 
BLEEDDimmers which are incorrectly trimmed are said to bleed. That is, the dimmer still gives a small output, causing the instrument to glow, when the control signal is at a minimum. 
BLEED THROUGHTransformation from a scene downstage of a scrim to another scene upstage, by slowly crossfading lighting from downstage to upstage. If a scrim is lit steeply, or from the sides, it will appear solid. If this light is turned off and light added to the set upstage of it, it will disappear. 

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