Scene Partner® Welcomes 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz

Eight new e-Scripts™, from Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz, have been added to the growing library of titles available on the Scene Partner® WebStore for use in the Scene Partner App. The new titles by Mr. Cruz are available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of his plays.

The new e-Scripts from Mr. Cruz include:

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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. ANNA IN THE TROPIC reaches for the artistic heavens…”
– NY Times

“…enticing and exotic…entrancingly lovely…”
– Variety

978-0-8222-2887-5smTWO SISTERS AND A PIANO

Set in 1991, during the Pan American Games in Havana and while the Russians are pulling out of Cuba, this play portrays two sisters, Maria Celia, a novelist, and Sofia, a pianist, serving time under house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with Maria Celia, whose literature he has been reading.

“It’s one of the most fascinating cat-and-mouse games to be seen on the stage.”
– Star-Ledger

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Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio’s son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. In Nilo Cruz’s translation of Calderón de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency.

“…richly elegant translation…”
– Orange County Weekly

Mr. Cruz’s other e-Script titles are A BICYCLE COUNTRY, BEAUTY OF THE FATHER, DOÑA ROSITA THE SPINSTER, HORTENSIA AND THE MUSEUM OF DREAMS and NIGHT TRAIN TO BOLINA. These new e-Script titles from Nilo Cruz are available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

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Your Favorite Musicals Are Coming to Scene Partner®!

Your Favorite Musicals Are Coming to Scene Partner!

Music Theatre International will bring a musical flair to the Scene Partner e-Script library, thanks to a new Distribution Agreement between the world’s premier musical theatre licensor and leading theatrical app developer MyTheaterApps.com. The agreement will make the scripts of select MTI musicals available digitally on the Scene Partner WebStore for use as a rehearsal tool in the Scene Partner App. Theaters and actors will be able to access MTI e-Scripts to memorize lines while mounting officially licensed productions.  The first wave of Music Theatre International titles is expected to be available before the end of 2013.

According to Drew Cohen, President of Music Theatre International, “Scene Partner represents another leap forward in our delivery of digital rehearsal tools to our customers. Combining the app’s innovative features with our outstanding collection of the world’s greatest musicals will be a boon for our customers.”

J. Kevin Smith, owner of MyTheaterApps.com and the developer of Scene Partner®, stated, “We are thrilled to be a part of Music Theatre International’s impressive suite of Theatrical Resources.  MTI’s customers rely on these great tools to help make their productions as professional as possible. Scene Partner will fit right in with this collection of products by giving actors the tool they need for learning lines for MTI shows.” Scene Partner is a powerful iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch® app that helps actors with the age-old problem of how to memorize lines.

Scene Partner customers will be able to find the MTI titles in the company’s online store at www.Shop.ScenePartnerApp.com. When available, Theaters will be able to rent multiple copies of an officially licensed MTI play and distribute the e-Scripts to their casts during the term of performance licenses through a secure, online theater library. Actors who are participating in MTI- licensed productions will be able to rent a copy of the e-Scripts for their personal libraries as well.

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Fifty New e-Scripts from Samuel French, Now Available for Scene Partner®

The Scene Partner® e-Script library continues to grow, thanks to a new wave of titles from the world’s premier play publisher and licensor Samuel French.

Fifty new e-Scripts have now been added to the Scene Partner WebStore.  Actors and theaters will be able to purchase Samuel French e-Scripts for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions.

The first wave of Samuel French titles includes perennial favorites:

Samuel French e-Script prices will range from $10.99 to $11.99 when purchased through the Scene Partner WebStore. Scene Partner customers will be able to find the titles in the company’s online store at www.Shop.ScenePartnerApp.com. Actors will be able to purchase copies of Samuel French e-Scripts for their personal use, while theaters can purchase multiple copies for distribution to their casts through a secure, online theater library.

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Broadway Comes to Scene Partner!

Broadway Comes to Scene Partner

Three new e-Scripts from Dramatists Play Service have been added to the growing library of recent Broadway hits now available for Scene Partner®.  The new e-Scripts, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz , THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall and THE LYONS, by Nicky Silver were part of the recent 2011 – 2012 Broadway season.  They join current offerings The Columnist by David Auburn and Grace by Craig Wright, both produced on Broadway during the last year. The titles are included in a new release by the Dramatists Play Service as part of the worldwide e-Script agreement with MyTheaterApps.com. They are available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of the plays.

The new e-Scripts include:

Other Desert Cities
A Tony Award Best Play Nominee and Pulitzer Prize Finalist.  Brooke Wyeth returns home to announce that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened.

“Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blowdarts of wit – this is what Baitz does best.”
– New York Magazine

The Mountaintop
On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

“Even before the first flash of lightning – and there will be plenty of that before evening’s end – an ominous electricity crackles through the opening moments of THE MOUNTAINTOP.”
– NY Times

The Lyons
Nicky Silver’s savagely funny new play about the dysfunctional Lyons family, nominated for Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards in 2012.

“Black-comedy perfection.”
– Hollywood Reporter

The new e-Script titles are available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

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Scene Partner® Welcomes MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Recipient and Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage

Four new e-Scripts, from Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage, have been added to the growing library of titles available on the Scene Partner® WebStore for use in the Scene Partner App.  Four new e-Scripts from Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn NottageMs. Nottage’s titles are available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of her plays.

The new e-Scripts from Ms. Nottage include:

Ruined
Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, among others. Ruined is a haunting, probing work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war.

“Strong and absorbing…a raw and genuine agony pulses within…a cleareyed celebration of endurance.”
– NY Times

“… RUINED is a remarkable theatrical accomplishment…”
– Chicago Tribune

Intimate Apparel

Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the American Theatre Critics Awards for Best Play, Variety wrote, “The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress – and of course, skin – determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.”

“Nottage’s play has a delicacy and eloquence that seem absolutely right for the time she is depicting…New York has no richer play…”
– NY Daily News

Las Meninas
The true story of the illicit romance between Queen Marie-Therese (wife of Louis XIV) and her African servant, Nabo, a dwarf from Dahomey, and the hilarious consequences that scandalized the French court.

“The play is a mix of politics and really good royal dish. ‘French Queen Has Black Dwarf’s Baby’ would be a tabloid cover for the ages: Not even Fergie ever managed a scandal of such eloquent proportions.”
– San Francisco Weekly

The fourth e-Script title from Ms. Nottage is Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine. The new e-Script titles are available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

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16 New Voices Take a Bow on Scene Partner 2.3

16 New Voices for Scene Partner16 new Acapela Group voices take a bow this month with the release of new Scene Partner 2.3 on the AppStore.  An award winning app for actors, Scene Partner is a powerful iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch® app that helps actors solve the age-old problem of how to memorize lines.  With Scene Partner, actors can learn lines anytime, on their own, using just their iOS device. Taking advantage of the advanced Acapela text-to-speech technology built into the app, actors can play their lines, their cues, or whole scenes. They can even record their own voice and the voices of their fellow actors, and merge them with the TTS playback.

The new additions include 3 new U.S. English voices, featuring “Micah” a male voice with a Southern twang. There are also 3 other English voices with an accent, a U.K. female voice, an Australian male voice and female voice from India. And Scene Partner 2.3 introduces the first non-English language voices for the app, including new French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese speakers. The additional voices are available via In App Purchase for just $1.99 each.According to J. Kevin Smith, owner of MyTheaterApps.com and the developer of Scene Partner®, “These new text-to-speech voices from the Acapela Group will allow our customers to expand the variety of voices they can use in Scene Partner.  This brings us to a total of 35 TTS voices, including 10 non-English speakers!”

Actors can learn their lines using their own scripts or by choosing from a growing collection of Publisher e-Scripts—the authorized Acting Editions designed specifically for use with Scene Partner.  In order to properly read the non-English language alphabetical characters, the script file must be saved by the actor in a plain text format with UTF–8 encoding, prior to uploading it to the Scene Partner site. Character Names and Act / Scene designations must continue to be provided using only English alphanumeric characters.

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New Scene Partner® 2.3 Sets the Stage for Release of Samuel French e-Scripts™ – New version Now Available on the AppStore

Samuel French e-Scripts - Coming Soon!

Samuel French e-Scripts - Coming Soon!

Today we announced the release of Scene Partner 2.3 and set the stage for a new wave of digital e-Scripts from the world’s premier play publisher and licensor, Samuel French.  When they arrive on the Scene Partner WebStore, Samuel French e-Scripts will be available at a price of $10.99 to $11.99 per title and will require Scene Partner 2.3 or higher.

Scene Partner’s Publisher e-Scripts include the following features:

  • e-Scripts are the authorized Acting Editions in Scene Partner’s digital format*
  • Actors can use Publisher e-Scripts in Scene Partner on up to 4 of their devices
  • Includes a PDF of the printed script that actors can Read in Scene Partner

Theater companies can purchase multiple copies of Scene Partner e-Scripts for their cast members.  Distributing e-Scripts to cast members is easy:

  • Purchase multiple e-Script copies — one for each cast member who has Scene Partner
  • Actor can download only one copy of the e-Script and use it in up to 4 of their devices
  • Just like with printed versions, there is no cost to actors to download a Publisher e-Script from a Theater’s Library

New Scene Partner 2.3 is available immediately on the AppStore, so update to the current version today!

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Surprise! Surprise! – John Cariani’s ALMOST, MAINE is the most popular e-Script™ on Scene Partner®

Playwright John Cariani on Almost Maine from Scherzi Studios on Vimeo.

John Cariani talks about his play ALMOST, MAINE for the 2010 Syracuse Stage Company Production

With over 175 productions scheduled during the next 12 months, ALMOST, MAINE by playwright John Cariani is one of the most popular theatrical plays in the country. Since premiering at the Portland (Maine) Stage Company in 2004, it is estimated that ALMOST, MAINE has been produced by nearly 1,000 theater companies, amateur and professional.

In Dramatics magazine’s  2009-2010 Top 10 list of most popular plays in North American high schools, it bumped Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” from the No. 1 slot.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

ALMOST, MAINE has now been added to the growing library of e-Scripts available on the Scene Partner® WebStore.  The authorized Acting Edition is available for use in learning lines and mounting theatrical productions.

ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani
On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend—almost… ALMOST, MAINE inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak, and hope.

“a wooly midwinter night’s dream”
—The Dallas Observer

“love in the time of frostbite”
—The New York Sun

Theater companies can purchase multiple copies of ALMOST, MAINE e-Scripts for their cast members from the new Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

Distributing e-Scripts to cast members is easy:

  • Purchase multiple e-Script copies — one for each cast member who has Scene Partner
  • Each actor can download only one copy of the e-Script
  • Actors can use the e-Script in Scene Partner on up to 4 of their devices
  • Just like with printed versions, there is no cost to actors to download a Publisher e-Script from a Theater’s Library

ALMOST, MAINE is also available for purchase by individual actors on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99.

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Jones Hope Wooten Comedies Are Now Available on Scene Partner®!

Scene Partner is delighted to present the “…laugh-out-loud, hurt-your-sides hilarious…” comedies of America’s favorite playwriting team:

JONES HOPE WOOTEN Playwrights

“The Jones Hope Wooten plays are the most-produced comedies
across the country in the last six years!”

—Emmy-Winning Producer, Nancylee Myatt, President of Femme Fatale Production

“Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
are juggernauts of comedy!”

—Richmond Times Dispatch

Jones Hope Wooten Write The Comedies Audiences Want To See!

The playwriting team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten enjoy the reputation of being three of the most widely-produced playwrights in America. The rapid popularity their plays have achieved has made theirs the definitive laugh-out-loud comedies in theatre today. Audience favorites all, the ever expanding catalogue of JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDIES include the wildly popular Futrelle and Verdeen Family trilogies set in the mythical – and much beloved – McTwayne County, Texas.  Hot off the e-presses at Dramatists Play Service and available for immediate download for only $9.99 each!

The Dixie Swim ClubTHE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.

“This play is easily the hottest show in the country right now.”
—Danville News


THE RED VELVET CAKE WARThe Red Velvet Cake War
In this riotously funny comedy, set on the hottest day in July, in the middle of tornado season, the Verdeen cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette, couldn’t have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion.

“Everyone at the Barter Theatre was laughing so riotously that the seismographers in California must have thought Texas had continently drifted off by itself.”

—Bristol Courier Herald, Bristol, VA


CHRISTMAS BELLESCHRISTMAS BELLES
Hilarity abounds as the squabbling Futrelle sisters struggle to keep their church Christmas Program on track in spite of a sick Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.

“Perfection achieved. One of the most hysterically-funny shows I’ve seen. *Laugh-out-loud, hurt-your-sides hilarious!”
—The Dispatch, Michigan City, IN


THE HALLELUJAH GIRLSThe Hallelujah Girls
Hilarity erupts when the feisty women of Eden Falls, Georgia, rebel against their everyday routines and inspire one another to turn their unfulfilled lives upside down and dare to reach for their dreams.

“This hilarious comedy has been making audiences all over the country merry and bright!”

—The Malibu Times, CA


Dearly Beloved

DEARLY BELOVED
A Southern wedding goes hilariously off-course in this fast-paced comedy about love, marriage, sisterhood, gospel music and three hundred pounds of good ol’ Texas barbeque.. The fabulous Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas, Honey Raye, Frankie and Twink, will have you laughing all the way down the aisle in this first play of the wildly-popular Futrelle Family Texas trilogy!

“A very, very funny play…you won’t want to miss this!”
—Bowie Blade-News, Bowie, MA


DASHING THROUGH THE SNOWDashing Through the Snow
It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn.  They go to extraordinary lengths to keep their Yuletide plans on track and deck the halls with holiday hilarity!

“If people want to forget their troubles for two hours and laugh out loud, then this is the show for them!”
—What’s Happening, Vevay, IN


Southern HospitalitySOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
The Futrelle Sisters are in trouble again. When Fayro residents find out that a salsa factory is looking to relocate to Texas, however, they go all out to impress the visiting company representative from up north. Things go spectacularly wrong, and the result is a hilarious night in the theatre!

“We had seen the first two plays and laughed ourselves silly. I didn’t think it could get any better. It did.”
—The Petit Jean Country Headlight


MAMA WON’T FLYMama Won't Fly
An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly.

“Uproarius … cleverly designed … flawlessly written.” —Your Houston News


'Til Beth Do Us Part

‘TIL BETH DO US PART
Gibby and Suzannah Hayden have been together twenty-seven years when another woman, Suzannah’s new assistant, Beth, enters the picture and wreaks havoc on their lives. Surprisingly, Beth isn’t after Suzannah’s husband; she wants her career!

“A sure-fire hit… Full of hilarious one-liners that keeps the audience in stitches”
—Asheville Citizen Times, Asheville, NC


JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDIES

Deliciously funny words from the Southern side of life

With more than 2,100 productions and over 16,000 performances, the JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDIES have now entertained millions of theatre goers in all fifty states and in Canada, Denmark, Japan, The Netherlands, Australia, Mexico, The Virgin Islands, England, Taiwan, Scotland and Kenya!

They are all available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

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Help Us Celebrate Our 2nd Birthday With Savings Up To 50%!

Two years ago, we launched Scene Partner® on Apple’s App Store and it has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since. To celebrate the end of our second year on the App Store, we are announcing a Limited Time Birthday Sale with savings of up to 50%.

Script Conversions – 50% Off!

During this Limited Time Offer Scene Partner’s Script Conversions are 50% off.

• Normally priced at $1.99, Script Conversions are on sale for only $0.99.

• Reminder! Since the release of Scene Partner 2.1 in August, 2012 converted scripts can now be used on up to 4 devices at no additional cost.

• The 50% off sale applies to all Customer and Public Library scripts. Publisher e-Scripts on the Scene Partner WebStore are not included in the Birthday Sale.

Premium Features – Up to 50% Off!

Premium Features are also on sale for a Limited Time.

• The Scene Partner Feature Pack, which includes the Edit, Read and Note Features, and normally sells for $4.99, is on sale for only $2.99, a 40% discount off of the regular price.

• The individual Premium Features are also available for only $0.99 each, a discount of 50%.

Additional Voices – 50% Off!

All Acapela Text to Speech Voices are on sale for only $0.99 each, a discount of 50%.

Limited Time Offer!

This Limited Time Birthday Celebration will last through Sunday, November 4th at Midnight ET. Come help us celebrate our Second Birthday and take advantage of these great savings.

Discounts may vary depending on the local iTunes App Store.

Thanks and good luck getting offbook!

The Cast & Crew of Scene Partner

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