Wurtele thrust Stage
The Wurtele Thrust Stage is a theater space inside the Guthrie Theater. The Wurtele was built to be used in a variety of ways. Here is a link for a Virtual Tour starting at the Wurtele. If you click on the image of the Guthrie Theater to your right, the link will take you on a complete tour of the facility if you are so inclined.
Stage directions for a thrust stage would be dependent upon the length of the thrust and the depth of wing space/stage behind plasterline. In many cases a hybrid of proscenium-based directions and compass headings (12 o'clock being agreed upon at the start of rehearsals) in order to accurately communicate between cast, crew, and production staff.
Please read more about thrust stages here.
Make your notes now in your blog. If you were coming to see a show, what would you expect to find in the Wurtele? Tip for the day - What do you think was needed for theater people to change their designs to incorporate a thrust? Did this correspond to anything in our society at the time?