From Script to Stage  is a play development program established by Arts at the Palace to support local and regional artists.

Since the inception of Arts at the Palace, the support of new works has been a priority. Thus far, we have developed and presented several staged readings and productions of original works to our audiences.

For our 2020 program, we invited playwright Donna Hoke to Arts at the Palace for a four-week summer residency to engage community members in the development of her play Hearts of Stone.

Due to COVID-19-related issues, Donna’s residency was redesigned into a remote format. Arts at the Palace developed a virtual production of Hearts of Stone with Donna and an innovative creative and technical team and ensemble of actors.

Visit the Hearts of Stone web page to learn more!

Hearts of Stone was a collaboration between the Women’s Theatre Festival of Raleigh, NC, and Arts at the Palace in Hamilton. We offer special thanks to Kyle Bass for serving as Artistic Advisor for this project.

From Script to Stage is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

From Script to Stage is made possible by a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation.


Click here to view the 2019-2020 Online Program Book.  Thank you for your support of Arts at the Palace!