New York Stage and Film has always operated with artist-focused flexibility, shaping our resources and opportunities to meet projects along their respective trajectories. As we presently confront an unprecedented global health crisis, NYSAF remains committed to effectively serving our community of storytellers. 

In order to protect the safety of our artists, staff, Training Company and community partners, we have determined in collaboration with our partners at Vassar College to postpone the summer Powerhouse Season until 2021. Read more here.


NYSAF NOW is our response to a continued need to connect and share -- a flexible set of resources and programs to serve the needs of theater and film artists today, to remain a community, and to support artists through these uncertain times.


virtual meetings that foster togetherness, further discussion, and pool resources for today's unique challenges

Ghost Light Happy Hour

weekly gatherings of community members from all corners of the industry, beneath NYSAF's bespoke ghost light

Alumni Crossovers

weekly conversations for alumni from the entire NYSAF community: artists, staff, interns, Training Company, etc. anyone  who has ever worked with NYSAF in any capacity is welcome

Kids' Music Session

free weekly music sessions to help engage children of parents working from home by paid professional artists and teachers


NYSAF NOW continues our year-round support of works in development through group and one-on-one conversations around new plays, musicals and screenplays in process

Community Contribution

storytellers - directors, actors, designers, stage managers, etc. - participate in feedback sessions of works-in-process

Writers' Room

intimate teams of writers from each medium share excerpts for targeted conversation and problem solving

30 Pages in 30 Minutes

storytellers share 30 pages of a work with a mentor who gives them 30 minutes of feedback. This new program will be open by invitation.

Filmmakers' Workshop

providing deep engagement, script development, and tailored support to early-career screenwriters. Learn more here


As soon as we are safely able to assemble, we look forward to continuing NYSAF Now in NYC. We will continue to support artists with developmental opportunities in the city throughout 2020, including residencies and workshops that culminate in public presentations.

We also look forward to our return to the Vassar campus in June 2021 for our annual summer Powerhouse Season.


We look forward to announcing late-summer/early-fall programming in the months to follow. 


We have compiled a list of artist-specific, mental health, and Covid-19-centric resources to be of help during these uncertain times.

Images from top:

Filmmakers' Workshop Alumni Crossover

Khiyon Hursey; Ashley Park and Lou Liberatore; credit: Austin Ruffer

Zoe Sarnack; Brian Quijada; credit: Austin Ruffer

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