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 (inactive). 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.


leading to: ESTAFest 2017

Theater Association of New York State (TANYS) November 18,19,20 Cayuga Community College ,Auburn N.Y. tanys.org

Maryland Community Theater Festival Association (MCTFA) January 13, 14, 2017 Chesapeake Community College Wye Mills, MD. mctfa.org Maryland


Pennsylvania Association of Community Theaters (PACT) March 16, 19, 2017 , Williamsport,Pa. pactfest.org


Delaware Theatre Association Date not yet finalized dtafest.org

ESTAFest 2017 collage

For more information on the awards visit our ESTAFest page.