*A stage cross is when an actor moves from one location to another on stage. This includes crossing while entering or exiting.
* Crosses are categorized as Strong or Weak and Direct or Curved, or as a Counter Cross.
+Strong (a cross that takes the audience's attention, making the actor the primary focus) or
+Weak (a cross that does not take the audience's focus or takes less of the audience's focus). Weak crosses are used when an actor needs to cross
but is not the most important character
-Direct: Crossing directly from Point A to Point B; usually shows immediacy or purpose.
-Curved: Crossing indirectly from point A to B; can show casualness, hesitation, or used when an obstacle is in the way.
*Counter Cross: Is when you cross slightly to move out of the way of another actor, either not to upstage, not be upstaged, or to balance the stage picture.
Updated: January 19, 2019