A glossary of Stage Terms for students exploring design for Stage and Screen

Truss, this is a long narrow open metal (aluminium) frame of one, three or four sides (Flat, Triangular or Box section) used to hang lamps from. It comes in lengths or sections that can be fixed together to produce long pieces for flying, freestanding goalpost pieces or a whole suspended or supported roof over the stage from which to suspend, cloths, scenery, lamps, speakers, etc