www.tanys.org Callboard - Volume XlV • Issue 2 • Fall 2018 Page 2 Just as Willy Wonka sings at the begin- ning of the factory tour - Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagi- nation… - I want to invite you all to this year’s TANYS Festival, “TANYS and the Chocolate Factory” coming up November 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018 at Cayuga Com- munity College in Auburn, NY. You’ll find all the registration materials and informa- tion inside this edition of the Callboard. It is always a fantastic weekend of network- ing, finding friends and some great theatre! If you’ve never been to the festival, I urge you to try it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! We are still searching for other areas of the state to host the TANYS Festival. Please consider hosting! We need you! Wouldn’t you like to see the festival in your corner of the state? The original in- tent was that the festival would move to different parts of the state on a two-year rotating basis. We would love to be able to move the festival to your part of the state – north, south, east or west – so that it gives everyone a chance to have the festi- val closer to them and avoid overusing one area. Auburn has gone above and beyond hosting the festival for several years now. It’s time to share the load. I know that no one wants to see the Festival disappear! Contact me or any board member if you think you might be able to host or even if you have questions about hosting. We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams… Arthur O’Shaughnessy Without art, the crudeness of real- ity would make the world unbearable. -George Bernard Shaw. As artists we must continue to be “mu- sic makers”, use our “pure imagination” and be “dreamers of dreams”. See you at the Festival! Welcome Adjudicator Rose Burnett Bonczek Rose is a theater educator and direc- tor with over 40 years of experience in the field. She is a professor and director of the BFA Acting Program for the De- partment of Theater at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where she has taught acting, improvisation, direct- ing, collaboration and ensemble building to undergraduate and graduate students for nearly 30 years. Prof. Bonczek has di- rected over 100 productions including Off and Off-off Broadway, regional and community theater, international festivals, and in educational environments. As a writer, she has co-authored "Turn That Thing Off! Collaboration and Technology in 21st Century Actor Training" with Roger Manix and David Storck, "Ensemble Theatre Mak- ing: A Practical Guide" with David Storck, and "One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre" with Steve Ansell, all for Routledge Press. For the past 14 years, she has been the festival director and co-producer of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): International One Minute Theatre Festival: US Edition, in collaboration with colleagues at Leeds University and York College in England. Gi60 annually produces 100 one minute plays (50 in the US and 50 in the UK), live streams and films each event, and uploads the plays for viewing on the Gi60 YouTube Channel. Prof. Bonczek and artistic director Steve Ansell have also created special Gi60 performances for other festivals, and to date they have produced and directed over 1,700 one-minute plays. Prof. Bonczek recently received Brooklyn College’s award for Excellence in Creative Achievement, and is a past recipient of the Claire Tow Distinguished Teacher Award. Message from TANYS President Colleen Law-Tefft BMI Award Judge Karel Blakeley Karel Blakeley is the resident scenic and lighting designer at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, where, working alongside student crews, he has created sets for more than sixty productions. Pro- fessor Blakeley, who received his MFA in scenic design from Syracuse University, teaches courses in scene design, lighting design, stagecraft, and advanced produc- tion process. He has also designed sets (and sometimes lights) for Syracuse Stage, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Cortland Repertory Theatre, University of Maine, and University of Hartford in Connecticut. Over the years he has delivered numerous presentations on pedagogy and design at conferences for the Association for The- atre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the United States Institute of Theatre Technol- ogy (USITT). He has compiled and edited "Projects for Teaching Scene Design" pub- lished by USITT.