We can create teasers & tormentors that help more accurately control the opening of your stage in Sydney.
Does your performance venue have a proscenium, and you would like to change the size of the opening to suite an upcoming performance? Are you using your stage opening to create a special effect, and you would like to use curtains to enhance your scene? At Specialty Theatre, we can create teasers & tormentors that help more accurately control the opening of your stage in Sydney, New South Wales.
The proscenium opening or arch is part of the base building architecture and therefore has fixed proportions that can’t easily be changed. Teasers & tormentors are stage curtains, sometimes fixed and sometimes movable, which are placed immediately upstage of the proscenium arch to reduce or reshape the size of the opening.
A teaser, or top masking, is a horizontal curtain attached to a batten which reduces the height of the proscenium. Tormentors, or side maskings, are vertical stage drapes that are usually hung on battens attached to travellers running on a stage track. They are used to reduce the visual width of the stage for certain scenes. Teasers & tormentors are usually mounted just upstage of the main drape and downstage of any additional legs or borders.
At Specialty Theatre, we use high-quality theatre fabrics to make teasers & tormentors to our customers’ precise specifications and requirements. Whatever the size of the theatre or shape of the stage, we can design teasers & tormentors in all shapes and configurations, and in a wide variety of colours. We also install them and offer a comprehensive after-sales service.
Contact us at Specialty Theatre to see how we can enhance your theatre’s appearance and functionality with teasers & tormentors.