a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production.
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How to use stagehand in a sentence
The stagehands who work behind the scenes at the Kennedy Center authorized a strike Thursday morning, more than a year after their contract expired, saying that ongoing talks seem unlikely to result in a new deal.Kennedy Center stagehands authorize strike, putting ‘Hadestown’ and other scheduled shows in jeopardy | Peggy McGlone | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
We remain committed to working with our stagehands to identify a path forward and reach an agreement that reflects the complexities of the pandemic landscape and allows us to continue the world-class performances that are our purpose.Kennedy Center stagehands authorize strike, putting ‘Hadestown’ and other scheduled shows in jeopardy | Peggy McGlone | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
As he got ready to go onstage, Eastwood got an idea, and had a stagehand bring him a chair.“Double Down”: 13 Must Read Moments from the New Book | William O’Connor | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her moment of peace is cut short when a stagehand runs up to her: No time to eat.
A grimy young stagehand made a minor change for me with a languid, not unkind contempt.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
But the grimy young stagehand, halting in front of me with an armful of the Tramp Juggler's playthings, cut his sentence in two.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
When he went behind the scenes he saw an Irish stagehand laughing heartily.Toaster's Handbook | Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
British Dictionary definitions for stagehand
a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production
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