For more information ... visit us on the web at ... Theatre Association of NewYork State Inside This Issue: Cover From Your Festival Chair, Ann Frame Pg. 2 President’s Letter Colleen Law-Tefft, Adjudicator Rose Burnett Bonczek, BMI Award Judge Karel Blakely Pg. 3 TANYS Seeking Host Site, Adjudica- tors Jumbo Schimpf and Anette G. Procunier Pg. 4 Enter the BMI Design Competition and Exhibition Pg. 6 Festival 2018 Provisional Schedule Pg. 7 Festival Accommodations, Directions to Hilton Garden Inn, Silent Auction, Media Sale Pg. 8 Note From the Festival Technical Director Bob Frame, Note from Festival Registration Desk Pg. 9 Registration Form Pg. 10 Awards, News from AACT, Letter to TANYS Members Pg. 11 TANYS 2018 a National Year, Festival Contacts Pg. 12 Ruth Legg Scholarship, Banquet Menu Pg. 13 NYS Productions Earn Multiple Awards at 2018 ESTA Festival Pg. 14 Membership Levels Pg. 15 Membership Form Callboard - Volume XlV • Issue 2 • Fall 2018 From The TANYS Festival Chair, Ann Frame The Theatre Association of New York State’s (TANYS) annual theatre festival kicks-off November 16 – 18 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn. Our theme for the 2018 festival is “TANYS and The Chocolate Factory”! Oompa Loompa doompadee doo! We invite everyone to come out and join us for a fun-filled, three day celebration of the very best, non-professional theatre from throughout NY State. The Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn, NY has once again set aside a block of rooms for Festival Partici- pants. The available rooms are limited and you are encouraged to make your reservations as early as possible. Room rates are only $99.00 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 315-252-5511 or book on-line at . Please be sure to use the code TANY18 in all capital letters when booking. Make your reservations no later than Friday, November 9th. Friday evening will begin with the opening ceremonies as well as presenting special TANYS Awards. Following this will be the first session of performances. Superpass ticket holders, are invited join us at the Hilton Garden Inn for the annual “Afterglow” cocktail celebration. We will be introducing our Festi- val Drink, the Augustus Gloop for your drinking pleasure but of course the bar will be open with many other options both soft and hard. There will also be light snacks to nibble on as we reacquaint ourselves with friends, both old and new. This year’s festival will be adjudicated by an expert panel including Annette G. Procunier, Rose Bur- nett Bonczek and Jumbo Schimpf. Annette and Rose have impressed us in past years with their always pertinent comments presented with intelligence, humor and “Pure Imagination”. We are pleased to welcome to this distinguished panel, Jumbo Schrimpf that many of us saw and were impressed by at the ESTA festival in 2017. On Saturday there will be two more performance sessions. Superpass holders and A La Carte ticket holders will have a luncheon on campus. See elsewhere in this issue for the banquet menu and follow the website for planned guided discussions. The Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday evening will be the site for the Annual TANYS Adjudicator Awards Banquet. In keeping with the “TANYS and The Chocolate Factory” theme, Superpass and A La Carte Banquet ticket holders are invited to dress-up in their Willy Wonka best. The Candy Man can! The TANYS Board of Directors will be awarding prizes for the best themed costume, however please take note that due to low participation we have decided to discontinue the table centerpiece competition One of the main purposes of the Banquet is to recognize the year’s stand-out performances both on and off the stage. Merit award winners from the previous year’s adjudicated productions will receive their certificates of Merit, Excellence and the most coveted, Outstanding categories. As always there will be food, drinks and action galore as the evening progresses but hopefully no firemen or 8” of snow this year! Please remember the Silent Auction. To make the tables even more valuable, we ask that each of our member companies please consider contributing a basket for this important Festival fundraiser. In- dividual members are of course invited to donate an item also. We are looking forward to bringing back the ever popular 50/50 raffle. The proceeds from the Silent Auction and 50/50 are shared between the winners of the TANYS festival to help defray their costs as they move on to compete at ESTA, so bid often and bid high! We will also be selling merchandise at Festival. Yes, there will chances to win a Golden Ticket! Yes, there will be lighted pens!!!! Plus much more. Watch for an e-mail blast prior to Festival which will final- ize the process for preordering and on-line ordering of the Festival T-shirts and other TANYS branded merchandise. But no Everlasting Gobstoppers! Oompa Loompa doompadee dee! Make sure you read through this issue of the Callboard. In these pages you will find more information about food, Silent Auction, accommodations, the people who make it happen and of course the BMI Design Competition (you are preparing your display, right?). Festival tickets can be purchased online through Superpass tickets include all week- end performances, Friday night “Afterglow”, Saturday lunch, Saturday Awards Banquet and Sunday afternoon light lunch. You can take advantage of early-bird purchasers for $115 per ticket for mem- bers and participants, $175 per ticket for nonmembers and $80 per ticket for students with a current student ID. Additional fees apply for late registration, so book your tickets early to guarantee the best ticket rate. Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dah! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2018 TANYS and the Chocolate Factory Festival. More information about TANYS and the Festival can be found online at Ann Frame, Festival Chair