New Work Initiative Submission Analysis Part II: AGE

 
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Last week we shared the general data analysis of our NWI. This week we will focus on the Age part. This part will give us more insights from the content generator side, learn more about who's active in writing the plays for the future theatre. 

 

AGE analysis Summary

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  • The youngest playwright is 18 years old

  • The oldest playwright is 86 years old

  • There're 14 people aged at 21 (junior year of college), which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 44.6 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 44 years old

  • 1/4 of all the playwrights are less than 30 years old

  • less than 1/10 of all the playwrights are above 70 years old

  • 6 people aged above 80 submitted their plays, please give them a round of applause!

  • General Age Range: 18-86, almost 70 years age difference

 

 

 

 

Age Group Comparison between Writers and Audiences

 

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  • Based on the research from The Broadway League, 2/3 of all the audience for Broadway show are above 50 years old.

  • While on the contrary, almost 2/3 of all the NWI writers are actually less than 50 years old(54 to be specific).

 

Image source: "The Audience for touring broadway 2015-2016" from The Broadway League  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Count of Genre

Genre Analysis Summary

• There are more than 12 genres in our NWI scripts

• The percentage of the Genre of Play:

  • Modern topic 32.64%
  • Historical topic 10.88%
  • Tragedy topic 9.59%
  • Satire topic 7.51% s
  • Sci-Fi topic 6.74%.
  • Fantasy topic 5.96%
  • Romantic topic 5.44%

64 candidates chose Other as their topic.

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Genre & Age Analysis

 

Modern

  • There're 126 people chose Modern Topic

  • There‘re 38 candidates born in the 80s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 47.1 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 43.5 years old

  • less than 1/10 of all the playwrights are from the 40s.

  • 3 people aged above 79 submitted their plays

  • 1 candidate is from the 00s

  • General Age Range: 18-80, almost 62 years age difference

 

 

 

 

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Historical 

  • There're 42 people chose Historical Topic

  • There‘re 12 candidates born in the 60s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 48 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 53.5 years old

  • less than 1/10 of all the playwrights are from the 40s.

  • 7 candidates are from the 00s

  • General Age Range: 21-75, almost 54 years age difference

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Tragedy

  • There're 37 people chose Tragedy Topic

  • There‘re 13 candidates born in the 90s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 44.96 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 45 years old

  • less than 1/10 of all the playwrights are from the 00s and 80s

  • General Age Range: 18-75, almost 57 years age difference

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Satire

  • There're 29 people chose Satire Topic

  • There‘re 9 candidates born in the 60s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 49.6 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 47.5 years old

  • 1/10 of all the playwrights are from the 00s 

  • General Age Range: 26-86, almost 60 years age difference

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Sci-Fi

  • There're 26 people chose Sci-Fi Topic

  • There‘re 9 candidates born in the 70s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 35.7. years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 33 years old

  • 2 playwrights are from the 60s and 50s 

  • General Age Range: 21-60, almost 39 years age difference

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Fantasy

  • There're 23 people chose Fantasy Topic

  • There‘re 7 candidates born in the 90s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 45.5 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 43 years old

  • Less than 1/10 of all the playwrights are from the 40s 

  • General Age Range: 20-71, almost 51 years age difference

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Romantic

  • There're 21 people chose Fantasy Topic

  • There‘re 5 candidates born in the 50s, which appears most often in all age groups

  • The average age is 45.6 years old

  • 50% of all the playwrights are below 47 years old

  • Less than 1/10 of all the playwrights are from the 30s and 80s 

  • General Age Range: 18-82, almost 64 years age difference

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The End

  • There also are less than 5 candidates chose Comedy, Religion, and Suspense.

  • 9 candidates wrote Children’s theatre topic


The Conclusion

  • According to our analysis of Age and Genre, the playwright from the 80s and 90 appear most often in all age groups 
  • The most popular topic is the Modern topic

  • The most popular topic among the 90s playwright is Modern, Tragedy, then Sci-Fi, Historical, and Fantasy

  • The most popular topic among the 80s playwright is Modern, Sci-Fi

  • The most popular topic among the 70s playwright is Modern, Sci-Fi, and Satire

  • Modern, Historical, and Satire are the most popular topic among the 60s playwrights
  • Playwrights of all age groups like the Romantic topic

 

A big THANK YOU to all of the schools, organizations, and companies who helped us spread the word about our competition! 

Till next time! 

 
 
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