Tuesday, December 22, 2009

nytheatre Readers' (and Listeners') Choice: 2009

So, I've posted nytheatre.com's view of some of the most memorable theatre and theatre artists of the past year here, here, and here. All well and good...but perhaps even more meaningful will be for us to look at what nytheatre.com's readers and nytheatrecast's listeners looked at and heard during 2009. I am certainly interested in what portions of our content were most appealing to our many constituents. I thought perhaps you would be too.

So, for starters, here's the list of the most popular podcast episodes for 2009, from all of the nytheatrecasts we produced throughout the year:

  1. Playwrights In Conversation: Matt Freeman and Adam Szymkowicz (#282)
  2. Metropolitan Playhouse Spring Season (#276) (features Alex Roe)
  3. Balancing Acts--Surviving and Thriving in Theater (#278) (features Robin Rothstein, Melanie Armer, Craig Pospisil, and David Hilder)
  4. Plays and Playwrights 2009: Author Roundtable (#287) (features Colette Freedman and Nick Mwaluko)
  5. Playwrights In Conversation: Matt Freeman and James Comtois (#289)
  6. FRIGID New York Festival Preview (#273) (features artists from six festival productions)
  7. Pan Asian Rep's New Works 2009 (#277) (features Tisa Chang and Ron Nakahara)
  8. Indie Theater NOW! 2009 Holiday Season Preview (#316) (features artists from four holiday productions)
  9. Playwrights In Conversation: Crystal Skillman and Daniel Talbott (#299)
  10. Waterwell's Newest Drop: #9 (#290) (features Tom Ridgely and Kevin Townley)

You can find links to more info about these (and to download each of the podcasts) here.

Now let's take a look at the most popular nytheatre voices interviews:

  1. Maria Striar (Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks Festival)
  2. Carol Polcovar & Fresh Fruit Participants (Fresh Fruit Festival)
  3. Francisco Reyes (Way to Heaven)
  4. Kelly R. Haydon, Tzipora Kaplan, Katherine Heberling (Bird House)
  5. Jon Stancato (Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists)
  6. Chance D. Muehleck and Melanie S. Armer (A Gathering)
  7. Michelle Vest (Sole Survivors: Journey Across Borders)
  8. Kathryn Chetkovich (She Said, She Said)
  9. Chiori Miyagawa (I Have Been to Hiroshima Mon Amour)
  10. Tina Chen (The Shanghai Gesture)

Intriguing, no?

I will have more of these lists for you tomorrow.

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