Taking ‘The Scene’ to New Heights!

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Discover the exciting new additions to our weekly newsletter.

As the curtain rises on this special edition of The Scene newsletter, we want to thank you, our subscribers, for making The Scene the number one weekly free newsletter for theatre educators! This standing ovation goes out to you, our dedicated subscribers, whose passion for theatre mirrors our own.

Act One: A Toast to Our Subscribers and A Promise – Forever Free!

It’s not every day that a newsletter takes center stage, but together, we’ve made it happen. Your commitment to theatre education has inspired countless students and played a pivotal role in shaping our newsletter. Each week, you’ve joined us on a journey through the wings and beyond, where the love for theatre thrives. We’re beaming with pride, knowing that our collective dedication to the arts has made a resounding impact. For this, we raise the proverbial curtain and say, “Thank you!”

We also solemnly promise The Scene Newsletter will remain a free service as we continue to grow. We believe that the flow of news, knowledge, and the spark of theatrical passion should never come at a cost. So, rest assured, our commitment to free access for theatre educators is one script that will never see rewrites.

Act Two: The New Scene Podcast

The new Scene Podcast pairs perfectly with our weekly newsletter. Together, they offer a comprehensive and engaging theatre education experience. Host Justin Borak serves up an array of enriching content tailor-made for theatre educators. New Episodes drop every Monday morning, making The Scene Podcast the perfect addition to your daily commute or that tiny sliver of “me time” you get in your packed schedule. The Scene podcast is available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyAmazon MusicGoodpods, and YouTube. Check out our Spotlight section below for an interview with Justin and more information on the new podcast.

Act Three: The Spotlight Shines on TheSceneNews.com and The Scene Premium

Our gratitude and promises, however grand, are the prelude to an even more exciting development. We are overjoyed to draw back the curtains on our brand-new website, TheSceneNews.com. This digital stage is set to be the go-to spotlight for even more resources, articles, and a treasure trove of theatrical wisdom.

But wait, there’s more! We heard your calls for deeper dives into the world of theatre, so for those who wish to take their passion to new levels, meet The Scene Premium.  Our new Premium subscription offers an array of exclusive content designed to enrich the educational tapestry of teachers and students alike. The Scene Premium goes beyond the content in our free weekly newsletter. For just $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year, you can become a Premium subscriber and receive exclusive access to all the following:

  • The Broadway On Demand Master Class Library – 6 Series, more than 30 episodes! The library includes Broadway MastersMy First Year in New York, and the Emmy-nominated Broadway Master Class ActorsAuditionsDirectors, and Producers series. Each series features Broadway stars, including Denee Denton, Taye Diggs, Lindsey Mendez, Danny Burstein, and many more icons of the stage.
  • The Big List Library – Over 30 Lists with hundreds of resources! Our extensive big list library is your source for all things theatre education. Are you looking for prop shops? We have a list for that. Colleges with Theatre Programs? That list is also there. Upcoming Theatre Education Events and Conferences? That List and many others are all part of this ever-growing library for all things theatre and theatre education.
  • Production Templates – Over 15 ready-to-use Templates! Our production templates are adaptable to meet the needs of your theatre program. Designed to assist you throughout the production process, our templates can be printed and used today, or you can customize them to meet your program’s specific needs. Templates include Rehearsal Reports, Script Analysis Worksheets, Checklists for Publicity Materials, Sponsorship Thank-you letters, and more.
  • Live Webinars – 3 Live Webinars events each Quarter, 12 Live Webinars Per Year! Learn from some of the theatre’s best while participating from the comfort of your home or classroom. The Scene’s Live Webinar Series lets you learn from and interact with many of today’s most celebrated theatre artists. Our first three webinars of 2024 will feature Actor and Almost, Maine playwright John Cariani; One of the most-produced playwrights in American schools over the past decade, Don Zolidis; And actor and playwright Sandy Rustin, whose adaptation of Clue has been the most-produced show in US high schools for the past four years, in addition to the recent Broadway run of her hit Play The Cottage.
  • News Archive – Premium subscribers can access our archive of original news, articles, and interviews from past editions of The Scene.
  • Exclusive Discounts – With our partners at Broadway Licensing Global, The Scene is proud to offer premium subscribers unique access to exclusive discounts on books, production licenses, and/or material fees. New discounts are added every few weeks. Discounts include:
    • Book Discounts– Save on titles from Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, and Broadway Licensing.
    • License and/or Materials Fees Discounts – Save on licensing and/or material fees on select titles from the Broadway Licensing catalog.

All that for just $1.99 per month. However, if you still need convincing, check out this short video:

We hope you will become a Scene Premium subscriber, but if you need a day or two to think about it, fear not—the core of The Scene remains unchanged. Our newsletter, the weekly roundup of theatre news you may have missed, will still continue. Our new Podcast, Website, and Premium sections are merely additional acts, an optional chorus to the melody we all know and love. The Scene is here to accompany you on every step of this thrilling journey, and we look forward to shaping the future of Theatre with you!

Visit thescenenews.com today.

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