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Starting Rehearsals and Making Script Changes with an iPad



Today started a 2 week crazy period where I’m running back and forth between Wayside Theatre where I work full time and Totem Pole Playhouse where the musical play I co-authored, Southern Crossroads, is being produced. I’m also directing the show there as well. This morning I realized we needed to make a few script changes before we had our first read-thru with the cast, so I sat down for breakfast at a local diner, The Pink Flamingo, and pulled out the iPad 2 and did the edits and rewrites in no time flat on the iPad using QuickOffice. The files were saved over to my MacBook Pro via Dropbox and tonight I’ve used the Automator function I described in this post to turn the new changes into an eBook so I have it handy for the beginning of staging rehearsals in the morning.

We’re off and running.




  1. DNel

    07/28/2011 at 3:08 am

    I thought you were trying to use your other tablets (galaxy tab 10.1 and touchpad) and not the iPad to give them a fair shake. What you described, you previously stated could easily be done on either of the other two tablets. I guess that you truely just go with what you are comfortable with. Best wishes for your productions!

    • Anonymous

      07/28/2011 at 11:29 am

      DNel, you remember correctly. Today is Galaxy Tab day.

  2. Gregory_gavin

    07/28/2011 at 5:19 am

    I’m trying to understand, why not just use your MacBook Pro? It already has a keyboard. Seems to me people are into the new shiny thing instead of productivity.

    • Anonymous

      07/28/2011 at 11:31 am

      In the rehearsal room and in meetings I prefer using a Tablet. The keyboard is only when I need to do some typing, as in the script changes I spoke of. I’d question the shiny new thing statement vs productivity. I had a very productive script editing session.

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