Live at the Lark, American Theatre editors announced the season’s top plays and playwrights, and spoke to two of them, Lucas Hnath and Karen Zacarías.
The momentum behind gender parity in the American theatre seems unmistakable, with 30 percent of all plays and 40 percent of new ones written by women.
‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Lucas Hnath, which premiered almost simultaneously at South Coast Rep and on Broadway, will be the most-produced play in America this season.
Lucas Hnath is the most-produced playwright in America, with the always prolific (and popular) Lauren Gunderson close behind.
Once again, new plays far outnumber revivals and classics—and they’re the only sector in which the playwriting gender gap is narrowing.
In her third year on this list, ‘I and You’ playwright Lauren Gunderson has shot to the top spot.
This year’s top play is ‘Shakespeare in Love’ by Lee Hall, based on the Oscar-winning film.
In this week’s episode, we welcome Robert Askins, author of “Hand to God,” aka the most-produced play in America! Plus, we invite some critics to discuss the play and whether it deserves to be on top.
Robert Askins’s profane yet profound ‘Hand to God’ is the No. 1 play of the season.
August Wilson is the No. 1 playwright in America this season, but San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson isn’t far behind.