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 develop her play Hearts of Stone and to engage community members throughout the development process and final presentation.

Due to COVID-19-related issues, Donna’s residency has been redesigned into a remote format. Arts at the Palace will now be developing a remote staged reading of Hearts of Stone with Donna and an innovative creative and technical team and ensemble of actors.

Arts at the Palace will be inviting audience members to participate in the following:

  • Remote discussions of the work in progress
  • Attendance at a live remote staged reading
  • Remote talk-back with Donna following the final reading event

Stay tuned for updates about this exciting program!


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.