| Tuesday December 29 2009 3:17 am | Comments (36)

Rehearsal 2 is the industry standard tool for professional actors to work with television and film scripts, and to memorize their scenes and study scenes for auditioning and performance.

Rehearsal has been used by over 50,000 actors worldwide, and has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company Magazine and countless actor-related blogs and news sources. Rehearsal was developed by David H. Lawrence XVII with the hard work, support and talent of Brian Robbins’ Riptide Games.

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


  1. Comment by David McGraw — February 28, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    Any chance of building a module for stage managers to give line notes? I would love to have an iPhone app (or even better, an iPad app) that would allow me to highlight missed/incorrect lines and compile them into a form for each actor. E-mail me for details on this request.

  2. Comment by Adria Firestone — June 16, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    Help — How can I delete a scene? Haven’t found it anywhere. Edit doesn’t do it. . .

  3. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 12, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

    Edit works, actually. Tap Edit, then tap the (|) next to the scene you want to get rid of, then confirm by hitting the Delete button that appears. (That same procedure works when you want to delete scripts in My Scripts.) Hope that helps!


  4. Comment by Eric Bjerke — October 24, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Wow, this is a wonderful app! I know a lot of people who could use this, but I am not sure how i can use it in my situation. My wife (not me) does community theater and is a hs drama teacher. It seems to me that the only way to get a script on my iPad for her to use would be to type the entire thing and send it to you guys. am I wrong or is there an easier way to get a play script on Rehearsal?


  5. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — October 24, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

    Please read the manual online that talks about adding a script – it’s as simple as emailing the PDF of the script to the email address you’re assigned when you register.

  6. Comment by Kipp — October 26, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Hey Dave – great app! We’re gonna get this for our daughter to use on her iPod.

    Question – what application did you use to record the ‘how-to-use-rehearsaltheapp’ video on? It’s really cool.

    Kipp Koenig

  7. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — October 27, 2010 @ 12:44 am

    David, thanks…and I used iMovie – there happened to be a Comic theme, complete with transitions, that suited our look and feel. You already have what you need!

  8. Comment by Julia — November 29, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Hi! I love the app. Quick question: it looks like I’m going to have to restore my ipod. If the scripts aren’t in the app once I reinstall everything, are they saved in my account on your server so that I can download them again?

  9. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — January 2, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    Sorry this took so long for me to answer, but the answer’s changed since you first asked. With Rehearsal (version 1), yes, because the only way you could get scripts onto your device to work with was to forward them via email to your “script+username” email account on our server. But…and this is important…with Rehearsal 2, you can open PDF files directly from the email message you get them in. Although that’s very convenient, we still suggest that you forward your script to the Rehearsal server so they are there should you upgrade to a new device, the device fail, or, as you, Julia, have to do, restore your device to original specs. If you only open scripts from your email messages on your device, THEY ARE NOT BACKED UP on our server (encrypted, yes), and can’t be brought back in.

    Hope that’s clear.

  10. Comment by karl ackermann — January 19, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    How do I transfer a script that has notes on it from my old iPad to my new ipad?

  11. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — January 19, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    Karl – You can’t…yet. We’re working on it. We have a list of over 200 enhancements suggested by users, and that one is in the top 3. So, for now, you can’t, but we’re hoping to roll that out in one of our next major upgrades.

  12. Comment by J Litt — February 12, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Why can’t I email a script out PCMCIA program with my mark-ups for when I need a hard copy in my hand?

  13. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 12, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    I’m not sure what the reference to PCMCIA is (that’s a blast from the 90’s), but we are working on a metafile format that will let you do that and more in a future update. Rehearsal is designed to be self contained – I always print out a hard copy of the PDF I receive, highlight it, and carry it into the audition room for pre-reads just to have it on hand, but I never have to use it.

  14. Comment by Aaron — May 20, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    I’m curious – would the app also work on my Imac?

  15. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — May 20, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    No, Rehearsal is an iOS app only – iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch.

  16. Comment by Jeremy — December 20, 2016 @ 1:56 pm

    How difficult would it be to develop the app for Galaxy S5 and other androids?

    There are just as many Android users as there are IPhone / I pad users.


  17. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

    Actually, there are far more Android users than iPhone users. The marketplace just doesn’t work, nor does PDF or audio manipulation to the degree that we need it. So, it would be very difficult. Which is why you don’t see any Android apps that do what Rehearsal® Pro does (otherwise, we’d recommend them).

  18. Comment by Keith Newman — July 4, 2011 @ 3:43 am

    A version for other platforms would be nice. I’d be interested in versions for Android and Linux. I guess others would be interested in Windows and Windows mobile. i.e. coverage for the most all the most common platforms for portable devices rather than just Apple devices.

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  20. Comment by Nicole Williams — January 31, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Hello, I am using Rehearsal 2 as part of a class. I was wondering if there was any way to send a script from the app to her Rehearsal account. She wanted us to write certain things on them and would like to correct and grade them through Rehearsal 2.

  21. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — January 31, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Not currently – but we are working on that for the next version we release.


  22. Comment by Lana Houston — August 25, 2016 @ 12:31 am

    I have a Metro PCS Android cell phone I am trying to download the rehearsal to a program on my phone and I’m having the worst difficulty can you help please?

  23. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

    You have my permission to stop trying, as there is no Android version of Rehearsal® Pro (or 2), and no plans to create one.

  24. Comment by MMCW — June 22, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    I just downloaded this app and I absolutely love it. I’ve been singing its praises to all my friends. That’s all. Keep doing what you’re doing and thank you!!

  25. Comment by Bethany — June 3, 2016 @ 12:14 am

    This app has been the best $20 I’ve ever spent. As an aural learner who has always struggled with memorisation this has been an incredibly valuable resource. The only request I have so far is in the next version add a pause feature. When I play it and I get a little stuck on a line I’d like to be able to pause and restart it without having to go back to the beginning of the scene. Thanks for a great app!

  26. Comment by Hans — July 13, 2016 @ 11:32 am

    Hey there a while ago I buy the app rehearsal two but I had a problem with my phone and I lose every one app, try to figure it out with a back up With iTunes but doesn’t work because I lose the back up as well. I need to download again the app to my phone, can you tell me how this is possible and the second question is, can I upgrade the new app rehearsal pro from rehearsal two for free ? Thanks .

  27. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

    You can retrieve any app from any backup you’ve made of your devices contents. Other than that, Rehearsal® 2 is no longer available. Rehearsal® Pro is a $20 app, the first paid upgrade in 7 years. Click here to upgrade.

  28. Comment by Margaret Baker — July 19, 2016 @ 8:02 am

    I’m having trouble downloading this app on my iPhone 6splus. Also does the single download permit usage on multiple devices?

  29. Comment by Terry — July 23, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

    Hi David the version I have is 2.5.0, that I bought in 2013. How do I get updates?

  30. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    There are no more updates for Rehearsal® 2. It was retired last year. It has been replaced by Rehearsal® Pro. Click here to upgrade.

  31. Comment by Amy Smith-Wexler — January 13, 2017 @ 5:44 am

    I keep getting a request to ask you to update your app on my iPhone. Please update it keeps crashing on me. Thank you so much.

  32. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

    Not just updated, but completely rebuilt from the ground up. Click here to upgrade.

  33. Comment by Carma — January 19, 2017 @ 11:15 am

    No app for us Android users. I have a Droid Force Z Moto

  34. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

    That is correct – no Android version.

  35. Comment by Jo — February 1, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

    Does this app work on android or desktop devices?

  36. Comment by David H. Lawrence XVII — February 4, 2017 @ 2:48 pm


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