Our usual trapdoor involves the hinge set flush with the deck so that nobody trips when it is closed. Of course, this means the door itself can only go as far as vertical when open. The director is eager for the door to open fully in a particular scene, so it can lay upstage on the floor in a particular moment. (Obviously, care will be taken not to trip over the door or fall down the hole until it is closed again.) However, I'm not sure how this can be achieved without the hinge pin sitting above the stage deck and everyone tripping on it when the door is not in use. Suggestions? Thanks.