Main Entry: thrust stageFunction: nounEtymology: thrust, past participle of 1thrustDate: 1965
: 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
In preparation for our upcoming mainstage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, some of our fabulous interns and friends have constructed a thrust stage. We have an incredible auditorium here at Central Commerce Collegiate, but there used to be a vast gap between the audience and the lip of the stage. If we were doing musical theatre, it would be awesome pit space. But we aren’t, so it isn’t. And now we have a thrust to bridge the gap!