Registration is OPEN for a newly-imagined Festival experience!
The 2020 Virtual Festival is HERE!

We're thrilled to finally bring you our first-ever virtual event! Read on for all the details. Hope to see you (virtually) on November 20-21!

Inspiring Excellence in Theatre Communities

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TANYS TOUGH: The Power of Theatre
2020 Virtual Festival

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.

As we previously announced, TANYS also decided to cancel our in-person annual Festival. But we're excited to bring you a newly-imagined Festival experience - completely online.

We were inspired by the #NewYorkTough theme of resilience in the face of adversity! Here's what you can look forward to:
John Cariani, actor & playwright
Mimi Kennedy, actress
  • More than a DOZEN educational workshops in five (5) different sessions - and the ability to view all of them on demand after the event!
Virginia Fennessy
Bob Frame
Kristie Fuller
Craig Hutchison
Gary DeWitt Marshall
Michael McDermott
Curtis Phillips
Annette Procunier
Ed Sayles
Jumbo Schimpf
Barry Streifert
Steve Willis

Excited and ready to go? Click here to register!

Questions? Email

REMINDER: TANYS will NOT be doing any For-Festival adjudications from now through October 31, 2020. Organizational member companies can still request For Learning Only and Technical adjudications through that date, and we will make every effort to fulfill these requests. If you have any questions, please contact us at
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