Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


CTG Launches Ticket-Buying App on Facebook

Center Theatre Group Unveils Facebook App to Organize Theatre Trips

Center Theatre Group in L.A. has unveiled a new Facebook app that will help friends organize a night to the theatre, and gives each friend the ability to purchase their own tickets—yet will keep the group seated together. The app was developed in conjunction with the Tessitura Network, JCA (Jacobson Consulting Applications) and six national theatre partners, and “allows a user to suggest theatre outings with Facebook friends, and then decide on a performance, select seats and purchase tickets–all on Facebook.  Depending on a user’s chosen privacy setting, performance and seating locations can be shared with other Facebook friends.” The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Kennedy Center, Stratford Festival, San Francisco Ballet, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Seattle Repertory Theatre were the other theatres that provided resources and direction for the project. In addition to CTG, the Segerstrom Center and the Stratford Festival also currently offer the Facebook app. A link to the app is available by visiting Center Theatre Group’s Facebook page at CenterTheatreGroup.org/facebooktix.



New App Helps Actors Learn Lines

Here’s what’s new on the digital scene, straight from www.samuelfrench.com.

Samuel French has teamed up with MyTheaterApps.com, the developer of Scene Partner, an award-winning App that helps actors 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. The first wave of select Samuel French titles are available in the Scene Partner webstore for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch). Apps for other Smartphones and Android devices coming soon. For more information, click HERE.

What is Scene Partner?:

Scene Partner is an app for Apple devices that allows actors to listen to their lines, their cues, or a whole scene to help them learn their lines faster. Actors can listen to a variety of prerecorded voices – available in different dialects as well – or they can record themselves and their cast mates! Each role can be isolated, so every actor can follow their track through the show or they can customize their track by making their own French Scene Breakdown. Everyone stays on the same page, with real time syncing of any cuts or edits to the script!