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The NYSAF community will be housed in the Upper Fulton Townhouses at Marist College. Each townhouse has eight private bedrooms, two bathroom suites (two vanities, water closet, shower room), and a large open concept living room & kitchen with two refrigerators, a dishwasher, a stove, an oven, a microwave, and ample cabinet storage, as well as a washer and dryer.  

Typical layout:

  • First Floor: Living Room and Kitchen - floorplan

  • Second Floor: 4 private bedrooms, 1 bathroom suite - floorplan

  • Third Floor: 4 private bedrooms, 1 bathroom suite - floorplan


Important Notes:

  • Long-term residents (2+ weeks) may have three - five housemates

  • Short-term residents may have three - six housemates

  • Everyone will have a private bedroom

  • In most units, each floor is separated by a set of stairs

  • A few units are handicap accessible, with bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living space on the ground floor

  • Smoking, including electronic devices, is not allowed in any of Marist's residence halls or buildings. Marist College policy is that smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of any college building.

Housing Questionnaire: 

  • All individuals will be required to fill out a housing questionnaire prior to their arrival so we may anticipate comfort and accessibility needs.




  • Twin XL Bed, Dresser, Desk, Desk Chair, Closet

  • Bed Linens & Bath Linens 

    • Note: Seasonal Staff should plan to provide their own linens.

  • 10 hangers

  • 1 desk lamp

  • 1 area rug


  • Two Vanities, Water Closet, Private Shower

  • Shower Curtain

  • Toilet Paper

  • Bathroom Trashcan

  • Hand Soap


  • Refrigerators (2), Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Microwave

  • Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Drinking Glasses, Cutlery

  • Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Strainer

  • Knives, Cutting Board

  • Baking Dish, Casserole Dish

  • Coffee Maker

  • Tupperware

  • Ice Trays (ice maker is not automatic; must fill trays manually)

  • Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil

  • Cleaner

  • Dish Soap, Sponge

  • Counter-level table with barstools (4) 


  • Couches (2), Arm Chairs (2)

  • Coffee Table, Side Tables (2)

  • Dining Table, Dining Chairs (4)


  • Free WiFi: You will be able to access the internet on the Marist College campus with a NYSAF-specific network

    • The Marist GUEST network is also an option; simply enter an email address when prompted by the pop-up after selecting the network.

  • Laundry: FREE Laundry facilities are available within each townhouse. NYSAF will provide detergent.

    • Off-Campus Laundry

      • Big Bubble: 743 Main Street; 7am-10pm

      • E-Z Wash of Poughkeepsie: 264 North Road; Open 24 Hours

      • Stav Fresh NY: 133 Parker Ave; 5am-12am

  • Communal Supplies: Extra toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, brooms, etc.

  • Room Keys: You will receive a key for your townhouse front door that will also open only your personal bedroom. Replacement charge for lost keys: $50. Replacement cards for lost swipe cards: $20.

  • Dumpsters: Are located in the parking lot next to the Fulton Townhouses

  • Library: The Marist Library is accessible for NYSAF Residents via our swipe cards, without check-out privileges 

  • Postal Service: College Mail Room, 2nd Floor of the Student Center (M-F 8am-4pm)

    • If you need mail sent to you, address to:


C/O New York Stage and Film

Marist College

3399 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387

Note: Company Management will retrieve mail from the Mail Room and will notify you if something arrives. Please anticipate a 3-4 day lag in normal delivery time if you send your mail to Marits College. ​​

  • Shopping:

    • Ocean State Job Lot (walkable from housing)

      • 3456 North Road​

      • Open: 9am-7pm

    • Target (located in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall)

      • 2001 South Road​

      • Open: 10am-9m

    • See FOOD section below for grocery stores

Kitchen Supplies


Please contact Company Management: 

Please note: Requests may take up to 24 hours to be addressed by the college staff; requests received over the weekend may take an additional business day.


No guests outside of the NYSAF artistic community are permitted in NYSAF housing, offices, or other workspaces.


Pets are not allowed within Marist College housing, unless they have proper service animal certification. You must contact Company Management in advance to request approval.




The NYSAF Summer Season takes place in Poughkeepsie, NY, approximately 85 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. You will be contacted by NYSAF Company Management two-four weeks before your arrival to review your travel options and to confirm your travel plans. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions if you're confused.


NYSAF reimburses one Off-Peak round-trip railroad fare on Metro North between Poughkeepsie and NYC (or the equivalent if driving) for your residency arrival and departure. Reimbursement procedures will be communicated prior to arrival.


Poughkeepsie is easily accessed by the METRO NORTH commuter railroad. Poughkeepsie is the final stop on the Hudson Line that departs from Grand Central Station.


Marist College: 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • GOOGLE MAPS: Use this location pin to direct your GPS to the Tennis Court Parking Lot, adjacent to the New Fulton Townhouses, where you will check in on your arrival day.

  • APPLE MAPS: Use this location pin to direct your GPS to the Tennis Court Parking Lot, adjacent to the New Fulton Townhouses, where you will check in on your arrival day.

  • Free parking is available on campus. Please DO NOT park in spaces marked for faculty, staff, house fellows, house officers, etc. Marist College parking map.


If you are flying in, the New York City area airports (JFK or LaGuardia) are the most convenient and cost-effective options. From either airport, you may take a subway, shuttle bus, or taxi to Grand Central Station, where you will then take the Metro North train to Poughkeepsie (see above):

New Jersey's Newark International Airport (EWR) is also an option; its distance to Grand Central Station is comparable to JFK.

Many air carriers offer direct and connecting flights from Boston, NYC, and Washington DC to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY, approximately 40 minutes from the Marist campus. Please let Company Management know no less than five (5) days in advance if you choose to arrive at Stewart so we can arrange your travel from the airport. Note: flying into Stewart may be more expensive.  


  • Lyft / Uber: Available in Poughkeepsie; wait times might be longer than in urban centers.

  • Taxi Services

    • Allen's Taxi: 845-485-2411​

    • B&B Taxi: 845-704-7000

    • Del-Toy Taxi: 845-452-1222

    • Executive Ride: 845-204-7148

    • L&M Taxi Service: 845-240-8937 

  • Gas Stations: Take a left out of the New Fulton Townhouse Apartment lot (aka The Tennis Court Lot); Take a right onto North road; the gas station will be on your right in The Home Depot shopping center

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New York Stage and Film is a company dedicated to a flexible, artist-driven process. We believe in artistic freedom, artistic expression, and empowering artists to reach their fullest visions. We believe that a safe process can only be fostered in a creative space that is also a brave space. We expect that all members of the community recognize that each individual has a right to a working environment that encourages considerate, dignified and non-sexualized working relationships. As such, all members of our community will be required to review and agree to abide by  our Code of Conduct. Please find the consolidated version here, which links to the expanded text as well. 


Anyone is free to report any incident of potential bias, discrimination, sexual harassment, other harassment/bullying, or another violation of NYSAF's policies. These reports are an important way to ensure NYSAF's workplace lives up to our goals, values, and Code of Conduct. We take these reports seriously and we make every effort to act on them properly. Learn more here and access the form, or access the form here directly.


Reporting accidents that happen during work is an important way to ensure a safe and secure workplace for everyone. If someone is injured at work (even if they don't require or receive medical attention), they are required to complete an accident report form, and submit it to their supervisor, the General Manager, or the Executive Director. Access the Accident Report form here. 


The NYSAF 2023 Summer Season will operate with COVID-19 Management protocol in place, which will be communicated prior to arrival.


The Office of Safety and Security at Marist College is located in Donnelly 201, and can be reached by calling 845-575-3000, Ext. 2282 or 845-471-1822. In an emergency only dial 5555. Security officers will also patrol the dormitories at night from 3:00 pm - 7:00 am. Marist College cannot assume responsibility for personal property at any time.


  • In the event of a life-threatening situation or injuries, please dial 911. 

  • For a situation in which you prefer non-police aid, please consider the following resources, compiled by ENJAN (End the Jim Crow Action Network), which is dedicated to to working in the Hudson Valley to fight the racial criminal justice system. This is a group of Hudson Valley residents working locally to end the era of mass incarceration in this country: 



New York Stage and Film strives to make our summer season an encouraging environment in which everyone may ask big questions, take risks, and fully explore their impulses. We also acknowledge that we are assembling in a time of local, global, social, medical, and political upheaval. We do not intend to bounce back to "business as usual" just because we are able to work in-person. It is a priority that we approach our work carefully and intentionally. Everyone's mental and emotional health is just as important as our physical health. 



MidHudson Regional Hospital

241 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Open: 24 Hours



  • Rite-Aid | 845-452-6153

    • 3350 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​


  • City Drug Pharmacy | 845-471-2320

    • 324 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

  • CVS | 845-452-7117

    • 722 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

  • Walgreens | 845-486-4041

    • 827 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​


All townhouses will be professionally cleaned before each artist residency. 


All townhouses will be equipped with cleaning spray and paper towels. If you would like additional cleaning supplies (more spray, a broom, a vacuum, etc), please contact Company Management.

All rehearsal rooms and offices will be cleaned daily by a professional housekeeping company. 

Everyone will be responsible for wiping down their personal work spaces within their offices on a daily basis. Cleaning products will be provided. Sharing of devices such as computers, phones, headphones, etc. is to be avoided.

Each department should articulate their own daily cleaning plan, specific to their schedule and equipment, and in coordination with the CCO. These teams include: Front of House, Stage Management, Production Management, Lighting, Audio, and Company Management. Cleaning supplies will be provided. 


The NYSAF community will have access to the Marist College East Campus Marketplace Athletic Facility, which includes: 

  • A 1920-square foot area comprised of cardio and plate-loaded weight training equipment

  • 15 pieces of cardio, including seven treadmills, seven ellipticals, four espresso bicycles, free weights and dumb bells, TRX training area, stretching area with medicine balls and core bags. 

  • The Marketplace Athletic Facility is located within the located within the West Cedar Townhouses Upper (#36 on the Campus Map; NYSAF Townhouses are #13)

  • Campus Map

  • Hours: 10am - 6pm

Poughkeepsie offers some excellent outdoor activities, such as:

  • The Walkway Over the Hudson

  • Long View Park

  • Fern Tor Nature Preserve (on the Marist College campus)

  • Quiet Cove River FrontPark

  • Upper Landing Park

  • Scenic Hudson

  • the Locust Grove Estate

Check out other Things to Do in Dutchess County

Bicycles are convenient for getting around campus. If you are traveling by Metro-North, bicycles are only allowed on off-peak trains or at the discretion of the conductor, unless your bike folds, in which case it is allowed on any train. MTA Bike Regulations


24/7 Crisis Services provided by Dutchess County Government

"If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."

  • CALL or TEXT HELPLINE: 845-485-9700

  • CALL Toll Free: 877-485-9700

WALK IN @ The Stabilization Center

230 North Road · Poughkeepsie 

(845) 486-2849

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Every individual receives an additional $75/week within their salary as a food stipend.


Every Tuesday, NYSAF will host a communal lunch to welcome new arrivals. The entire NYSAF community is invited to participate.

NYSAF will host a second community event each week of residence, where snacks and beverages will be provided. Details will be communicated in advance. 


Each townhouse has a large kitchen with two refrigerators, one stove, one oven, one microwave, one dishwasher, and ample cabinet space. NYSAF will provide basic cooking needs and eatery. See details here



Regular grocery runs will be provided in company vehicles; schedules will be communicated in advance.


  • ShopRite

    • 3470 North RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12601

    • Hours: 7am-11pm


  • Stop & Shop

    • 2540 South RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12601

    • Hours: 7am-11pm

  • Adams Fairacre Farms

    • 765 Dutchess TurnpikePoughkeepsie, NY 12603

    • Hours: 7am-8pm (7pm on Sundays)

  • PeaPod Delivery

    • Delivery to: 50 Fulton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    • Meet delivery driver within the parking lot to receive groceries


Donnelly Hall Café

  • Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Main Dining Hall, Murray Student Center

  • Monday - Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    • $6.75 for breakfast

    • $13.75 for lunch and dinner


Walkable *From Marist*:

  • Cosimo's 

    • 120 Delafield Street​

    • Quality Italian Food

  • Starbucks

    • 5 Winslow Gate Road

  • Falafel Town

    • 260 North Road​

    • Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm; Sunday 11am-9pm

  • Pad Mango

    • 11 Marist Dr

    • Mon 12-930pm; Wed-Fri 11:30am-9:30 pm; Sat-Sun 11:30am-10pm

  • Yeung Ho II

    • 264 North Road #2

    • Mon-Sat 11am-9:30pm; Sun 12-9:30pm


  • Farmers & Chefs

    • 40 Albany Street​

    • Technically walkable from Marist, but longer

  • The Palace Diner

    • 194 Washington Street​

    • 24 Hours

    • Technically walkable from Marist, but longer

  • Brasserie 292

    • 292 Main Street

    • Tues-Sun Dinner service starting at 4pm

  • Refinery 51

    • 194 Washington Street​

    • Tues-Fri 4-11pm; Sat 11:30am-1am; Sun 11:30am-4pm


  • Wine & Liquor Market

    • 11 Marist Drive

    • Mon-Wed 10am-7pm; Thurs-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12-6pm

  • Arlington Wine & Liquors

    • 718 Dutchess Turnpike

    • Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 12-6pm



The current Employee Handbook may be accessed here. It details our Code of Conduct, Employee Policies, and other helpful information. Please contact Executive Director Thomas Pearson with any questions. 


Contracts, agreements, and financial paperwork will be administered by way of a secure Dropbox link that will be sent to each individual to upload paperwork. 



The 2023 Summer Season Programming details will be found here


The entire NYSAF community is welcome to attend our public presentations for free. The full ticketing policy and request instructions will be communicated upon your arrival. 


NYSAF encourages collaboration between artistic peers and a cross-pollination of ideas and energies. We welcome a safe and respectful approach to an open rehearsal process. If you are interested in observing another team's process, please contact Producing Assistant Isabelle Stevens to facilitate. 

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If you are active on social media, we hope that you will tag our accounts so that we can repost and share your work while we're in process together!


  • Facebook: New York Stage and Film 

  • Twitter: @NYStageandFilm

  • Instagram: @nysaf

  • Tik Tok: @NewYorkStageAndFilm


  • #NYSAF

  • #NYSAFSummer2023

  • #NYStageandFilm

  • #NYSAFSummerSeason

  • #workinprocess



Have thoughts or questions about what we do? Please let us know!​ We believe that our practices should be in process, just like our artists and their stories. Your feedback has a direct impact on how we shape our work in the future.

General Feedback Form Here! 


NYSAF will use the REMIND App for brief community-wide communications throughout the season, such as community meal reminders, links for tickets, helpful tips, etc. Everyone will be prompted to link with the app at Orientation. While optional, this will be a useful tool to stay in the loop about fun events and information. We will use it sparingly.

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