Page 2 Callboard - Volume XVII • Issue 2 • Fall 2020 The year 2020 has delivered challenges unlike any we've ever seen – including theatres everywhere having to cancel productions (or entire seasons) due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. TANYS, too, made the difficult decision to cancel our November in-person annual Festival. But we felt the show must go on, somehow! So, like many others, we're pivoting from in-person to virtual for the first time. On November 20-21 , join us for TANYS Tough: The Power of Theatre – 2020 Virtual Festival. We’re bringing a newly-imagined Festival experience to you, completely online! Here's what you can look forward to: • Keynote presentations from two stars of stage and screen: John Cariani , actor (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; Something Rotten!; The Band’s Visit ; TV: Law & Order , Numbers ) and playwright ( Almost, Maine; Last Gas; Love/Sick ) Mimi Kennedy , actress (stage: Grease original Broadway production ; Last of the Red Hot Lovers ; TV: Mom; Dharma & Greg; Homefront ; Film: Midnight in Paris; Erin Brockovich) • A virtual performance of 26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa, performed by Indian River High School’s Theatre of the Performing Arts. • More than a DOZEN educational workshops conducted by theatre experts from across the U.S. and Canada, in five (5) separate sessions – with at least three (3) choices per session: Workshop session #1 on Friday night Workshop sessions #2 and #3 on Saturday morning Workshop sessions #4 and #5 on Saturday afternoon All workshops will be recorded and available to registered attendees after the event for on-demand viewing. • Presentation of 2020 TANYS Roving Adjudicator Merit Awards (for productions adjudicated from November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2020). • TANYS-imprinted items you can purchase in advance (and wear on-camera for the event!) • Virtual networking with fellow theatre lovers from across New York State and beyond. Full info is at . Registration is ONLINE ONLY at: registration-117796433303. Deadline to register is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020 . Don't wait - secure your spot at this unique, socially-distanced celebration of theatre in New York State! Questions? Email . TANYS Tough: The Power of Theatre 2020 Virtual Festival