Hudson Valley Playwrights was founded in June 2014. We meet regularly at the Morton Memorial Library and Community House in Rhinecliff. We made our debut at the Morton in January 2015 as part of a benefit for the library. Thirteen playwrights presented new short plays to a well-attended audience, which proved to be a successful benefit for the library and an inspiration for local playwrights.
The debut benefit was the forerunner to the First Annual Short Play Festival at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck four months later, when Hudson Valley Playwrights collaborated with The CENTER to produce 15 short plays, inaugurating the First Annual Short Play Festival.
We continue to meet regularly to develop and promote new works for the stage.