Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast.
This week we turned our podcast into a media event of sorts, announcing our annual Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists in front of a live audience at Drama Book Shop in New York City on Thursday evening, Sept. 21. On hand with editors Rob Weinert-Kendt, Diep Tran, and Russ Dembin were Ken Cerniglia, literary manager at Disney Theatrical Group, which commissioned and coproduced and now co-licenses this year’s No. 1 play, Shakespeare in Love; and Lauren Gunderson, the prolific Bay Area-based playwright who topped our most-produced playwrights list.
We streamed the proceedings on Facebook Live (which accounts for the slightly ragged audio quality) and took questions from the audience (and one via a Facebook comment). There were no recommendations this time out, but stay tuned to this space for an exciting new podcast offering that will more than make up for this shortfall of critical endorsements.