Wikipedia:WikiProject Theatre

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WikiProject Theatre

Welcome to WikiProject Theatre! The goal of this project is to improve all articles relating to theatre, making Wikipedia one of the best online resources on the subject.

As it currently stands, the vast majority of these articles are in need of some serious attention. While many of the important topics do have existing articles, the quality of these can be quite poor. If you would like to participate in the project, please sign up below, look for jobs in the to-do list, and join in with project-related discussions at the talk page.

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Project scope[edit]

Any and all articles related to theatre on Wikipedia, including, but not limited to:

Devolved responsibility[edit]

Theatre is a very broad topic! There are several descendant and related projects to help organise work on theatrical articles:


  1. To improve the quality of articles on theatre, bringing articles on important topics up to featured article standard.
  2. To create articles to cover the topic of theatre comprehensively, including articles on non-western theatre.
  3. To make Wikipedia the finest, most comprehensive resource of theatre topics available online.


Improve the bird's eye view[edit]

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of theatre. It in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise theatre-related material. It is a hub from which to organize related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Develop articles[edit]

Ongoing tasks[edit]

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The current Theatre Collaboration of the Month is
the Theatre article.

In the last 30 days, this article received 52,500 hits, or roughly 2,000 hits every day.
Help select the next collaboration at the COTM page.


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Article Assessment[edit]

Current statistics[edit]

As of 13 May 2012, we have assessed 100% of all articles with a project banner.
(Many article talk pages require banners however)

Former Featured Articles[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Theatre/Featured Articles for a list of current and former featured articles.

Did you know (DYK)s[edit]

See Portal:Theatre/DYK for related WP:DYKs that appeared on the Main Page.

Project Templates[edit]

Main template[edit]

WikiProject Theatre (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is part of WikiProject Theatre, a WikiProject dedicated to coverage of theatre on Wikipedia.
To participate: Feel free to edit the article attached to this page, join up at the project page, or contribute to the project discussion.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

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Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

The descendants of this WikiProject are

Similar/Related Wikiprojects[edit]

Similar WikiProjects are

Wikipedia Resources[edit]

External Resources[edit]

Project Theatre: Page view statistics[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Theatre/Popular pages - this page shows which pages in this Project receive the most traffic. Gives an idea of which pages are popular and might need attention (if their quality level is not as high as we would wish).



  1. Yossarian
  2. Xinoph
  3. Danyoung
  5. TheSwami
  6. Peripatetic
  7. LordAmeth
  8. Mkdw
  9. UnderPressure
  10. Kiwiboy121
  11. VanTucky
  12. Amadscientist
  13. Dionysos Proteus
  14. Robert Greer
  15. Steven J. Anderson
  16. Guybrush
  17. Theolimeister
  18. Cailil
  19. Dereksmootz
  20. Gonzalo84
  21. Carole Higgins
  22. Cazo3788
  23. Bobf
  24. John Thaxter
  25. Larrybob
  26. callumsmith1234
  27. GentlemanGhost
  28. Sebbi - primarily interested in contemporary theatre practices.
  29. KlickingKarl - interest in UK theatre buildings.
  30. Danwalk
  31. Brettstout Interest in movie palaces
  32. DramaticImpulse
  33. Thomprod - stage manager, lighting designer, orchestra conductor, rehearsal pianist
  34. Jezhotwells
  35. TheatreAuthority
  36. Chickeninapram - Deputy technical mgr RSC 1998-2003
  37. Lordknave
  38. Sabiona
  39. Ecragg
  40. Mark E (talk)
  41. CPolo Interested in amateur theater
  42. Declan Clam
  43. Thatguykalem - Trained actor.
  44. tm1000
  45. Mdukas - trained audience member
  46. Sean - HS Thespian and techie
  47. poisonborz Hungarian theatres and actors
  48. 15lsoucy - Plays of Racine
  49. LaNaranja
  50. Phaeton23
  51. waltjohnson - BA and MFA in Technical Theatre w/pro exp. ad Tech Dir, Asst Tech Dir, and Production Mgr
  52. OperaticNun - Interested in Irish and Shakespearean/classical theatre
  53. Diggindeeper
  54. Tadija - interested in Serbian theater
  55. TheFlyingWallaby
  56. NortonFord
  57. Mfs1013 wants to program moving lights for theatre
  58. QHereKidSF
  59. DoctorJoeE
  60. Sum (talk) 10:13, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  61. Act Class 1742
  62. Matthewrbowker - High School Thespian, Lighting Designer
  63. walt828
  64. Aaron Booth - Actor
  65. Warburton1368
  66. Truelight234
  67. Neddyseagoon
  68. ArtifexMayhem - Professional.
  69. Caleb Bond - Actor
  70. ÇaCestCharabia - PhD Candidate in Theatre History
  71. Jwyllie - primary interest in improvisational theatre - co-founder of Canadian Improv Games - studied under David Shepherd
  72. JoyceJoyce1 - Professional.
  73. Alexroller - Professional actor doing mostly amateur productions, intend to pursue as a career.
  74. James Fahringer
  75. Entertainer91
  76. Alla Breve
  77. Leigh C. Tyler
  78. Beth Phillips - Ph.D English/Theatre History. Doctoral dissertation on Clifford Odets; currently writing biography of Odets.
  79. User:Nightenbelle - Minor in theater, Former High school Thespian, High School Theater Teacher, Active in the Twin Lakes Playhouse Community Theater.
  80. Dental plan (Lisa needs braces)
  81. User:Purrform
  82. Tito Dutta (talk)
  83. --Amadscientist (talk) 04:51, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
  84. Mturcott
  85. JustDerek
  86. Emholz
  87. StevenAmendolaII
  88. Rosario Berganza
  89. Voltaire&Leibniz Enlightenment France and ancient Greek plays.
  90. Sirkablaam Just did some theatre in high school and college.
  91. Ninquelosse Oscar Wilde's plays
  92. User:aka bekka Modern Theater , Performance, live art
  93. User:RL0919
  94. Parasitaster - Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre; musical theatre; opera.
  95. Bd1896 - Ph.D. in Theatre/English Professor. 19c/early 20c US theatre.

Inactive members[edit]

  1. Ganymead
  2. Springboard08
  3. Quill
  4. Filiocht
  5. The Singing Badger
  6. Kevin M Marshall
  7. Swiftblade21
  8. 5300abc
  9. Schoeler
  10. Struds
  11. PythiaMcThespia
  12. Sydneysaurus
  13. ironman5247
  14. Kyoko
  15. Girl-razor, primarily interested in European theatre
  16. Fewster
  17. Dozenthey
  18. Duckie for broadway
  19. Canadian Scouter
  20. Msdressup
  21. Rustythejester

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