Strike: the process of disassembling the set when a production closes.
Tabs: This term comes from “tableaux” curtains, drawn back and up to reveal a scene. Nowadays the term describes various curtains hung on stage. In theatres that routinely have curtains that hide the stage when the performance is not in progress, these are called the “house tabs.” At the Sid Williams the front curtains are called “Golds”.
Tech Run: Occurs after the cue-to-cue and before the dress rehearsal. This is when the actors go through the entire play for the benefit of the stage and tech crew so that the crew can ensure that light and sound cues are timed properly to coincide with the actions of the performers. Tech runs include all light, sound, atmospheric effects and music and often also all costumes and make-up.
Upstage: This is the area toward the back of the stage, away from the front edge.
Wings: The areas to either side of the stage that the audience does not normally