Theatre Association of New York State For more information, visit us on the web at: Inside This Issue: Cover President's Letter Pg. 2 Letter from the 2023 Festival Chair Pg. 3 Report from the Prior Festival Chair Pg. 4 Festival 2022 Award List Pg. 5 TANYS Seeks New Board Members Pg. 6 AACTFest 23 is on the Way Pg. 6 TANYS Adjudication Services Update Pg. 7 TANYS Membership Drive Pg. 7 Ruth R. Legg Memorial Scholarship Pg. 8 News from Eastern States Theatre Association (ESTA) Pg. 9 Bob Frame Honored Pg. 10 TANYS Board of Trustees & Membership Levels Pg. 11 Renew Now for 2023 A Note from the TANYS President What a great feeling it was for all of us to be back in person again for a traditional full-weekend TANYS Festival last November! After such a long stretch of limited productions, and limited personal contact, it is what we all needed. I think we can safely say that community, collegiate and high school theatre is finally back on its feet and looking into a healthy future. The TANYS adjudicators have been quite busy this year and are looking forward to your continued requests for adjudications. So keep them "roving." I want to thank the Rome Community Theater folks for their patience and perseverance over the past four years for graciously mounting three very successful Festivals. John Parker and his crew of volunteers certainly deserve a standing ovation! We can now look forward to moving to the North Country (Watertown) for the next two years. These next two Festivals will have a special meaning for me as Watertown is my hometown and where I began my love of theatre. My work with Watertown Lyric Theatre, Little Theatre of Watertown, and the Dionysian Players of Jefferson Community College inspired me to pursue theatre as a career. And now here I am in my 35th year as a Board Member and second presidency of TANYS. I owe a lot to those three organizations. So, I hope you will join us in the fun and camaraderie that I know will be a hallmark of Festivals '23 and '24 at the beautiful Indian River High School Theatre of the Performing Arts. Remember: this year's will occur one week earlier, November 10, 11 and 12. In closing I would like to publicly thank AACT and Bob Frame for presenting me with the 2022 Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award at the 2022 TANYS Festival. That was a totally unexpected honor and I will be forever grateful to both Bob and AACT. This photo shows Bob Frame and Frances Ruoff presenting the award to me. "Take a bow," all of you who make great theatre in New York - you deserve it! Michael C. Krickmire President, Theatre Association of New York State Callboard - Volume XX • Issue 1 • Spring 2023