Playwriting event returns, but online

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, which on April 30 canceled its 2020 season, announced that it would continue with its annual community playwriting event. The theme is “Mahicantuck, the River that Flows Both Ways.”

Community members are invited to attend free online workshops scheduled for the weekends of May 23 and May 30 in partnership with libraries and nonprofits in Garrison, Peekskill, Cold Spring and Newburgh. Scripts for a 10-minute play will be due June 21, and between five and seven will be performed by actors online on July 18.

Christine Scarfuto, the acting director of the MFA playwriting program at Hunter College, will lead the workshops. To register, see

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