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Since 1985, NYSAF has activated our core principles of process, community, and a sharing of knowledge through our summer season in the culturally vibrant Hudson Valley -- away from critical and commercial pressures.

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Produced in partnership with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, NYSAF's Powerhouse Summer Season has supported upwards of 30 new works, 400 artists and makers, 100 staff members, 50 Training Company members, and thousands of audience members each year. Summer seasons have publicly presented over two dozen projects in June and July, including mainstage productions, workshop presentations and readings of projects in development.

Projects developed in residence at New York Stage and Film have gone on to stages on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the world. Learn more abut our notable projects here.

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NYSAF determined in collaboration with our partners at Vassar College to cancel the 2020 Powerhouse Season in order to protect our extended family of artists, staff, audience, local businesses, and the surrounding Hudson Valley residents. You may read more about the decision here, and about our sustained efforts to support our community of storytellers here.

Planning is currently underway for future seasons. For the latest updates, please join our mailing list.

Photos by Buck Lewis