Welcome to The Scene

The #1 Newsletter for Theatre Educators Worldwide!

The Scene is a free weekly newsletter published every Saturday morning, ensuring that theatre teachers can start their weekend with a comprehensive update on the latest happenings in the theatre industry. To cater to the diverse interests of our readership, we have carefully crafted several distinct sections that are included in every edition of The Scene:

  • The Broadway Beat features curated links to reputable sources such as the New York Times, Playbill, Broadway World, and more, providing our readers with a comprehensive overview of the latest news and events on Broadway.
  • West End Watch is for those interested in the vibrant theatre scene in London’s West End; this section offers valuable insights and updates on the latest West End productions.
  • The Hot Topics section addresses the most pressing and trending topics shaping the theatre industry. We aim to foster meaningful discussions and provide valuable perspectives on these subjects. We also use the Hot Topic section to present Theatre education-related news.
  • In Regional News, we provide information on the latest happenings around the country, ensuring our readers stay informed about noteworthy productions in and around their communities.
  • At The Scene, originality is essential, and The Big Idea section is where we make that happen. We pride ourselves on delivering exclusive content that is informative and helpful to theatre educators. Our team of writers and occasional guest authors contribute original pieces that go beyond mere news reporting. These articles provide tips, resources, ideas, and inspiration specifically tailored to the needs of theatre teachers.
  • Our Spotlight section reports additional original content, including interviews, guest columns, sponsored articles, or other significant announcements.
    Finally, the Playscripts Free Reads section highlights free scripts from the Playscripts catalog that are available for educational use, saving time and money for our readers.

Our newsletter is FREE, and it will always be FREE. However, to complement our free newsletter, The Scene has now created a new website.

Introducing The Scene News Website

The Scene News is a website where teachers can access all of the original content featured in our weekly newsletter and a wealth of other information, resources, and opportunities that will enrich their teaching journey. At The Scene, we understand the value of a teacher’s time and expertise, which is why we have also developed The Scene Freemium.

The Scene Freemium goes far beyond the free content we include in our newsletter. For just $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year, Freemium subscribers receive exclusive access to all the following:

  • Broadway On Demand Master Class Library3 Series, more than 30 episodes! Includes Broadway Masters, My First Year in New York, and the Emmy-nominated Broadway Master Class Actors, Auditions, Directors, and Producers Series. The Master Class series features Broadway icons Denee Denton, Taye Diggs, Lindsey Mendez, Danny Burstein, and more.
  • The Big List LibraryOver 30 Lists with hundreds of resources! Our big list library is your source for all things theatre education. Looking for prop shops? We have a list for that. Colleges with Theatre Programs? That list is there. Upcoming Theatre Education Events and Conferences? That List and many others are all part of this ever-growing library for all things theatre.
    Production TemplatesOver 15 ready-to-use Templates! Our Production and Classroom Templates are totally adaptable to meet the needs of your school’s theatre program. Our templates are designed to assist you throughout the entire production process. Templates include Rehearsal Reports, Script Analysis Worksheets, Checklists for Publicity Materials, Sponsorship Thank-you letters, and more.
  • Live Webinars3 Live Webinars events each Quarter, 12 Live Webinars Per Year! Learn from some of the theatre’s best in this exclusive series. Participate from the comfort of your home or classroom. 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 – Access our entire archive of original news from The Scene – As a freemium subscriber, you can access our complete archive of original stories and interviews from past free newsletter editions


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