stage brace or brace
- A piece of wood attached to the back of sceneryto support it. One end is attached to the flat by a hook-and-eye,while the other end is weighted down or secured to the floor by astage screw. It is usually adjustable. A French brace isa nonadjustable triangular piece of wood attached to the flat as apermanent support. It is hinged to fold flat for storage or transportation.