I didn’t expect this.
One day, I woke up to a review of my app, Rehearsal, in the magazine actors reach for to get up-to-the-minute news and advice on their acting careers.
They had never reviewed Rehearsal, even though I’d mentioned it to them when I wrote their VO column for years.
And what they said about my app caught me completely off-guard.
Most of the time, reviews of my app are cursory, superficial, and usually complain that it costs $19.99. I wonder sometimes if the reviewer even is an actor.
In this review, nothing was usual. (And know that the version of Rehearsal® that they reviewed has since been waaaaaaay upgraded, to Rehearsal® Pro.)
Matthew Murray, who I haven’t met (yet), started with this little comment:
“…We’ve covered apps to help you with this before, but none to date has been quite as big or feature-packed as Rehearsal…
Um, OK…and then he went on:
“…Rehearsal…also contains tools to help you find your character…
And continued, talking about Rehearsal’s price:
“… given the varied and useful tools it provides to assist with what can be a dreary, chore-like task, for many performers that steep price should be seen as a worthy investment…
I was a bit dumbstruck. Someone, in the business, actually took the time to put the app through ALL of its paces, and discovered all that Rehearsal has to offer.
Then, he shared it with other actors in Backstage.
I am eternally grateful.
(If you would, go read the review, and add some comments at the bottom – here’s the link: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/tech/learn-your-lines-and-create-your-character-rehearsal-2/)
IF you want to grab a copy of the latest version, Rehearsal® Pro, you can here.
Hope this helps.