What is ESTA?

The Eastern States Theater Association is a Member Regional Organization, Region II, of the American Association of Community Theatre. It is comprised of the five member organizations representing the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Its primary functions are to hold the annual ESTA Festival to select the "best of the best" of the ESTA region and to encourage and support original works through education and networking.

ESTAFestival 2019

April 25-27, 2019 The KISS Theater,

400 East End Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

As details around festival – hotels, registration, tickets, schedule, etc – are finalized, they will be loaded onto the ESTAFest page.

Thanks to everyone who supported ESTAFest 2018. To see last year's winners, visit ESTAFest page.

Portrait of Ruth BrownRuth's Ruminations
Oct./Nov. 2018

Biggest news to share is that ESTA now has a venue and dates for ESTAFest 2019. As it states above, ESTA will be held on April 25-27 at The KISS Theater in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Buzz DiSabatino, ESTA VP-Festivals, will be sending information to all of the festival contacts he has for our region. Everyone else please spread this information around your states. Our Webmaster, David Sokolowski, will be creating a publicity document to use in your publicity. If you have questions, please reach out to David by email at dscsp@comcast.net.

Next biggest event is the ESTA Board meeting scheduled for November 10th. I hope every one who is staying overnight has made their reservation as the discounted rate stops as of October 26, 2018.

The other item in November is TANYS festival being held on November 16-19 at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY 13021. Their website, www.tanys.org, has hotel and registration details.

Autumn is upon us so dress warmly while travelling for these meetings and any Thanksgiving visitations you are planning. Looking forward to seeing all of you in Wilkes-Barre on November 10th.



Ruth K. Brown
ESTA President