Update: Rehearsal 2.5.0

| Thursday March 17 2011 11:52 pm | Comments (112)

Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock.jpgGotham’s Donal Logue: “Rehearsal was like an answer to my prayers…”

Over the last two years, I had the (absolute) luxury problem of having a number of jobs that overlapped each other. The work was very challenging and I was inundated with dialects to (attempt!) to master and dialogue to memorize. I was doing a show called Copper at the same time as Sons of Anarchy and about to start Vikings. In fact, there was a five week period in 2013 where I had nine episodes of those three series to film in less than five weeks. A friend told me about “Rehearsal” and it was like an answer to my prayers. I would highlight the script, record the dialogue (everyone’s lines) and listen to the scenes over and over. In my car, on set- wherever- Rehearsal was my constant companion.

I always feel that as an actor, my only defense against any scenario is preparation. Especially when I am showing up in high pressure situations on high profile projects. I don’t care how experienced you may be, there is always a feeling of being the new kid on campus. There is no better way to assure your new cast mates you can handle the situation than being off book and ready to throw down. This app is an incredible tool for us actors. Before I would record voice memos, but Rehearsal loops the scenes and allows me to add notes to the script.

Thanks David for such a useful tool.

Sincerely, Donal Logue

settings-privacy settings-privacy-microphoneUPDATE: iOS 7/8 Recording Issue FIX
Some users have reported not being able to record once they upgrade to iOS 7 or 8. To fix this:

1. Go to Settings >> Privacy >> Microphone
2. Turn on Rehearsal’s option to allow the microphone to be accessed.
(click on either image to enlarge)

You should now be able to record. You may need to quit and restart the app.

Actor Erin Spencer LOVES Rehearsal 2!

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What is Rehearsal?

Rehearsal is the most often used, easiest, most popular app in the world for learning your lines, memorizing your scenes, and exploring your characters. World famous TV actors, film actors, commercial actors use Rehearsal every day. So do stage actors, acting students, community theater actors, VO artists, coaches, teachers, public speakers and other professional performers. They all rely on Rehearsal for auditions, on-set filming, stage work, classwork and public speaking. You can download it instantly at http://rehearsaltheapp.com/download or search Rehearsal in the App Store.

Update to 2.5.0 now

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link to fast company article on rehearsal

It’s HERE – REHEARSAL 2! We’ve been listening to what you want, and taking copious notes, and we’ve been working very hard to improve a product that has been a game changer for actors. With over a dozen new features and updates that you’ve asked for, including:

– iPad 2,3, Mini, and iPhone 4S, 5, 5s and 5c and iOS 6 and 7 compatibility – completely compatible with all prior OS and device versions as well
– drag rewinding and fast forwarding through recorded scenes
– opening scripts directly from emails
– more robust PDF displays (no more 45 degree angle scripts!)
– and a new pricing structure that will make Rehearsal absolutely irresistible!

Rehearsal 2 is available NOW for instant download. Current users will be notified in-app, and annual subscribers will get the new Rehearsal 2 absolutely free.

Welcome to the home of a brand new iPhone and iPad application for actors and other production professionals called Rehearsal 2.

What is Rehearsal 2? A fantastic and effective way to learn your lines, explore your character’s nuances, prepare for your shoot or stage performance, record continuity notes or plan shots, and submit VO auditions and more – and carry all of that work around with you on the devices you love, your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Rehearsal 2 helps you memorize your lines faster, so you can be off-book and nail that audition or acting job. Use Rehearsal 2 to learn your lines for TV, film, stage, commercials – anything lines you need memorize, Rehearsal 2 can make it a breeze.

Watch this video: a step by step walk through of how Rehearsal 2 is used in a typical scene rehearsal scenario.

Learn more about Rehearsal 2 by exploring the links to the left and the comments below:

This app is amazing. I was shooting Thor, and thought I’d be running around the desert all day doing an action sequence. They threw a 3 page dialog scene at us first thing that morning, and I was off book and ready to go by the time I was out of the makeup chair. BUY THIS APP.

— Clark Gregg [Iron Man, The Avengers, Agents of SHIELD, The New Adventures of Old Christine]

I love your app! It’s a no brainer for me as I can literally testify to using it on every episode so far on the show. I highlight, blackout and record the scenes. I learn them in no time at all. Just fantastic. A must for any actor with an I pad or I phone! Many congrats on this great product. I’m spreading the word around town.

— Ioan Gruffudd [Ringer (The CW), The Fantastic Four, Horrible Bosses]

Your Rehearsal App is helping me so much…..I got the lead in a Lowes Industrial and have to memorize so many lines in just a few days…thanks again for this great acting tool.

— Gary Moore

I had just moved house and was living out of boxes, and had no broadband as it was yet to be connected. So of course that is when I get a phone call from a commercial radio producer asking if I would do a quick voice test for a series of radio ads for a UK national travel agent. I recorded some sample reads on my home studio (after unpacking it – I had literally just moved) and then put the file on a memory stick and trooped off with my netbook to a nearby cafe to use their wifi – but technology conspired against me in so many ways that two hours later the producer still did not have my audition in his in-box. And then I remembered the Rehearsal app on my iphone. So I emailed the script to the app, and read it into the iPhone and sent it off – and 20 mins later he rang up to say that the client had approved my voice. This gave me enough time to get my iPhone approved as a tethering connection so that the following day I could record the ads in my studio and email them off, but without the Rehearsal app I would not have got the gig in the first place. And after all the kerfuffle and stress of trying to do things the “normal” way – it was so easy to just speak and email!

Having used it successfully for a voice audition I now have absolute confidence that if I am asked for a voice test again, then that is how I will do it, wherever I am at the time.

— Louise Gummer, London UK

Loving the app. I have had a succession of big auditions and lots of text to learn in a short period of time. The app helped me tremendously! It also helps me focus in the waiting room – just drilling the scenes over and over. As a result I felt confident and fully prepared – booked both my gigs. In Plain Sight and the new ABC series Scoundrels. Going to use it to prepare for both shoots as well.

— Kathryn Smith McGlynn

I am very pleased with the results of using ‘Rehearsal’ so far. It is a powerful tool in preparing for auditions, or for days of work, especially when I am pressed for time. It is easy to use and I have no doubt that as it evolves, it will be a part of my work process for a long time.

— John Carroll Lynch [Shutter Island, Fargo, The Drew Carey Show]

Just so you know, I used Rehearsal for a short workshop scene that I had to do on Saturday. I was teching a show all week and barely had any time to rehearse the script aside from listening to it in the Rehearsal app and looking at the words on my iPhone in between tech stuff. Well, you’re program is pretty cool, because I learned my lines very easily and even though I felt like I’d barely done anything to prepare for the workshop the CD commented, “That was lovely and wonderful! I don’t need to re-direct you.” I guess all the “little bits of time” added up and Rehearsal helped me keep the script handy for all those “little bits of time.”

— Amy Schloerb

By using this app I was able to study my lines before I got on stage to perfom. I was driving to Birmingham, AL and on the way to my show I was able to study while driving by playing back the sene. This app so worth having and I am glad I have it. I am a upcoming actor and the rehearsal app is the way to go for even the new actors that are just starting.

— Nic Rabun

I love my Rehearsal app! I’m a Recording artist and voice over talent. I record on a daily basis and the reazon why I wanted Rehearsal in my I PAD is because I don’t need to use paper! And I love to be green. I figure that I can save a lot of trees and a lot of ink!! When I’m singing or Dubbing I take it with me and I love it for all it can do for me! I will recomend all the studios where I go to get the I pads with this application for everyone that work in that field like me 😉 so WE all can help to save the planet! Thank you so much for making my life A LOT easier!!

— Alondra Voz


  1. Comment by Alison — December 13, 2016 @ 7:06 am

    Hello! I love this app but am in a quandary because for the current play I’m in, they only gave me a hard copy of the script. It’s a classic play – Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon – and I’m wondering, is there some sort of database for PDFs of classic plays like this? I can’t seem to buy a straight PDF of the script online and I’d rather not spend the $60+ at Staples to scan all the pages!

    Any assistance is appreciated!!

  2. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    Scan the script in to create a PDF – letter size, portrait, one page at a time, no more than 120 DPI.

  3. Comment by Jackie — January 4, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

    Will this work even without a pdf? Saying if i don’t have the pdf script but just a paper version and just want to record the lines so I can replay the lines?

  4. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Yes, just scan your script creating a PDF. Stage players do it all the time. Black and white, portrait, no more than 120 DPI.

  5. Comment by Argh — January 15, 2017 @ 10:50 am

    Another “only for Apple.” So frustrating – thought I’d finally found something useful.

  6. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    Argh, indeed.

  7. Comment by Gregory Niebel — January 19, 2017 @ 1:07 am


    I asked you this a couple of years ago about The app being available on Android and you told me that most actors use an IPhone so that you are just making it available to them. It may be that there are other issues, but given that the marketplace for Android is so huge and a lot of actors I know prefer Android to Apple, wouldn’t it make sense to expand the horizon?

    Gregory Niebel

  8. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

    That is correct – still no Android version, for the same reasons as before (which are far more numerous than just professional actors having chosen iPhones).

  9. Comment by Alex Hopkins — February 16, 2017 @ 8:07 pm


    Just bought the PRO version of the App. Absolutely LOVE IT. What a great tool you have created. HOWEVER. Not sure if this is the best place for support, but it really sucks with my Apple Pencil on my iPad Pro. I know many apps like Forescore which i use for my music support Apple Pencil really well, and this App REALLY needs support of Apple Pencil to make notes on scripts, and get the page to freeze easier when you select the pencil so that it doesn’t just scroll up. It’s nice to just make beats, but I am still having to upload scripts and monologues into Forescore to annotate easily with my Apple pencil, then export them, then send them to your APP. And this just isn’t viable for most actors. Scripts definitely need to be marked for actions, ideas, moments and even just general notes or appointment times. Can you please consider making the annotate function smoother and better!

    But thank you once again for creating this app, and the workflow is fantastic. All compliments, i just think it needs to be all encompassing for the actor, and this is really the only limitation i’m seeing right now!

  10. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 16, 2017 @ 9:43 pm

    Thanks for all the kind words, and know that we’re working on it.

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