[awf-steyj, of-]
off the stage or in the wings; away from the view of the audience (opposed to onstage ).
in one's private life rather than on the stage: Offstage the actress seemed rather plain.
not in view of the audience; backstage, in the wings, etc.: an offstage crash.
withheld from public view or attention; private: offstage political meetings.

1920–25; off + stage Unabridged
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offstage (ˈɒfˈsteɪdʒ)
adj, —adv
out of the view of the audience; off the stage

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Example sentences
He was the first to import television screens and cameras to communicate with
  the offstage band, a device now in common use.
She wanted no air conditioning, and she walked offstage and was refusing to
  perform that night.
Other thought leaders met offstage for action-oriented working sessions and
  intimate roundtable meals.
Both portray universally accepted, card-carrying geniuses in moments of
  offstage intimacy.
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