Excluding Shakespeare and holiday plays, eleven of the twelve plays being produced in America this season have either found a home in a DC-area theater or will do so soon.
The most-produced qualifying play during the American 2016-2017 season, according to American Theatre Magazine, will be the puppet-infused Hand to God, which is finishing up an extended run at Studio Theatre.
Following, in order, was Constellations (also Studio, earlier this year), Disgraced (Arena Stage in May), Million Dollar Quartet, (The Kennedy Center in 2012 and Infinity Theatre last June), The Christians (scheduled to hit Theater J (!) in November), Peter and the Starcatcher (Kennedy Center 2014; Constellation Theatre will do it next February), Sex with Strangers (Signature 2014), Intimate Apparel (African Continuum Theatre, 2008), King Charles III (Shakespeare Theatre Company will do this next February), A Raisin in the Sun (African Continuum Theatre 2006, Everyman Theatre 2011, Compass Rose 2014; Arena Stage will produce it next April), and Sister Act (currently running at Toby’s Dinner Theatre).
The outlier is Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, which will be produced seven times — the same number as was Sex with Strangers.
The American Theatre Magazine also reported good news for two Washington-area playwrights, both of whom were among the twelve most-produced playwrights in America (again, excluding Shakespeare and the holiday writers). Ken Ludwig’s work was produced eleven times, which tied him with Quiara Alegra Hudes (In the Heights book, Water by the Spoonful) whose credits included 6 co-writing credits, and Karen Zacharias, who earned ten productions, tying her with Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Nick Payne (whose Constellations was produced ten times).
August Wilson led all playwrights with seventeen productions followed by Laura Gunderson with sixteen.