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Capture creativity with this revolutionary app designed for directors, choreographers and stage managers. Easily document choreography, spacing, traffic patterns, and movement for theatrical events and productions, as well as cheerleading and marching band formations. Create dynamic spacing charts, blocking books, and track the complex movements of all moving elements of a production, including details about staging and choreography. Already being used by numerous Broadway shows and national tours, every detail of StageWrite has been designed to make this task intuitive and simple for productions of all sizes.

Create a unique PERFORMER ICON for each performer. Choose a shape, color, and text label for each performer. The icons are stored in the 'green room' until you need them on stage. With a simple tap you add the actor to the stage and then simply drag them into the correct position. When you place the actor icon on the stage, their position is automatically shown floating over the top of the icon.

StageWrite allows you to easily set the stage dimensions of your playing area. Draw structural elements (wings, proscenium, etc.) with our easy-to-use drawing tool. Or, if you prefer to to upload the designer's drawings. You can also choose to view the show from the audience's point of view, or from the performer's point of view.

With the StageWrite drawing tool, you can easily do-it-yourself and draw your own scenic units and platforms using the StageWrite catalogue of scenic elements, or you can easily import the drawings of the designer.

Now, you're ready to create dynamic and accurate spacing charts. Simply:
- place the actors, set pieces into position for any specific moment in the show.
- identify the cue line or section name for that particular moment, which is shown on the chart.
- draw arrows to show the actor or scenic element's pathway and traffic patterns.
- add notes, text boxes to describe any additional detail about staging, pathway, or choreography.
- utilize the automatic chart numbering system, or enter manually, as you wish.
- rotate objects on the chart for correct facing.
- create duplicate charts

Your work is automatically saved as you go. You can also save alternate versions of the show with a simple 'save as..' function. If you choose to, you can easily share your charts with other members of your team. You can:
- Share your file with other StageWrite users via Wifi sharing, DropBox, Email to allow them to further edit the file.
- Send your file as a PDF to others or print.
- Create a back-up your charts on your computer each time you sync your iPad with computer.

By utilizing The Staging Score method of documentation, the user can enter all of the actions and choreography for all performers. For moments that have no musical timing, a timeline is implemented.For musical numbers, a 'staff' of counts is implemented.In the 'staff' the dialogue, or lyrics all align along the timeline.Each actor has their own line under that staff upon which the actions or choreography can be documented according to the count or moment in time.This allows the user to see 'at-a-glance' what every person is doing at a specific moment.

Link your spacing charts to your staging score for a complete 'at-a-glance' look at all the details of your production.

What’s New

Version 2.8

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Grooveriffic ,

I’m waiting!!!!!

I'm been waiting on the new update with scripts for my iPad

Tyler Jacobson ,

A must for all Theatre Practitioners.

I just purchased the Stage Write app earlier this week and in less than a half hour I was able navigate the entire app and created a pseudo show in just minutes. I love the fact that there are pre made scenic options and that there is also the option to create your own scenic pieces as well. It allows you to custom make your show for exactly the space that you have and does not confine you to any pre-existing space requirements. Stage Write allows you to make your charts as intricate or as simple as you want for your personal taste and what your show calls for. It's clear and well thought out and will make any documentation of a show functional and user friendly. I have been making my own stage charts with Power Point and this stream lines everything that I had been doing cutting down my documentation time at least in half if not more. Stage Write will revolutionize documentation for shows as we know it and I can't wait to use it on my next project! It should be a part of any choreographer, director, dance captain, and stage managers arsenal of tools!

Jesse Nager ,

Huge Game-Changer!!!

I've had this app for 3 days now and it has already changed my life. The flexibility, specificity, and detail of the app is going to literally change the way arts professionals build, run, and maintain shows. Everything is customizable and is very easy to use.

I am the Artistic Director of the touring show The Broadway Boys. We are constantly adapting and tweaking the show, swapping out singers, and changing choreography. So, while I have already programmed in the show, I now have an easy tool with which to continue to modify it. I can also distribute the new staging and sequences to any of the new Boys as well as choreographers. And even more importantly I can send these materials to theaters ahead of time to get a sense of what the show will be before I arrive.

I am so excited to continue to use this app. I am certain that it will forever change the way artists interact with each other and the technicians that run their shows. This is the arts app of the future!


Open Jar Productions LLC
14.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Open Jar Productions
In-App Purchases
  1. Staging Score $49.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.