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Theatre Association of New York State

The Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) combines the strengths of two organizations that have served nonprofessional theatre in New York State for a combined total of more than 70 years. TANYS was formed in 1987 when the New York State Theatre Festival Association (NYSTFA) merged with the New York State Community Theatre Association (NYSCTA).

TANYS is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) and the Eastern States Theatre Association (ESTA).

TANYS serves the following groups in New York State:

- Nonprofessional community theatres
- University and college theatre departments
- Secondary school drama departments
- Children's theatres in the state of New York
- The individuals who support or are an active part of all of the above.

The mission of TANYS is:

- To foster the contribution of theatre to the lives of the citizens of New York State;
- To promote high standards of theatre practice through education and example;
- To encourage exchanges of information and knowledge through people-to-people and theatre-to-theatre exchanges.

TANYS is administered by a Board of Trustees, elected at an Annual Meeting.

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