For his editorial work and critical essays as the first-ever senior editor of American Theatre magazine, Gener received numerous awards, including the George Jean Nathan Award, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States; the Deadline Club Award from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; and NLGJA Journalist of the Year. He is also a five-time winner of the annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards competition for excellence in travel writing.
An artist, Gener is the author of the plays Love Seats for Virginia Woolf, Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, A Parliament of the Streets, and other theatre works.
His conceptual installation, in the garden of One World, debuted this year at La MaMa La Galleria in New York.
Gener is a renowned lecturer and speaker at
colleges and universities: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center-Graduate Center, City University of New York, Montclair State University, University of South Carolina, Brooklyn College;
U.S. and European festivals: Swedish Theatre Biennial, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Prague Quadrennial for World Scenography, William Inge Theatre Festival, Humana Festival of New American Plays;
corporations and nonprofit institutions: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Hallmark Inc., Dramatists Guild of America, Odeon Theatre of Bucharest, Romanian Cultural Institute-New York, Long Wharf Theater Company, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and La MaMa E.T.C.