After two years of pandemic disruptions, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival (UTR) will once again bring exciting in-person performances from around the world to New York.
This year’s festival considers our complicated time on earth and its environment — including the social storms of the internet. They unearth ancient stories with new voices and perspectives using fierce poetry, astounding visuals, incisive humor, dust, salt, glitter, and song, to examine our past and point to the future.Mark Russell, UTR Festival Director
At The Public Theater, Your Sexts are Shit: Older Better Letters brings raucous, filthy fun from Rachel Mars. The INCOMING! series returns with new works from eight artists as a part of the Devised Theater Working Group program. In Joe’s Pub, enjoy Negin Farsad in The Case for American Exceptionalism by a Lady Muz in an evening of standup-comedy-meets-TED Talk-meets-ethnic-lady.
Queens of Sheba by Ryan Calais Cameron tells the stories of four passionate Black women battling everyday misogynoir at Chelsea Factory. At La MaMa, take an immersive journey through a carnival into the belly of a whale in The Indigo Room by Timothy White Eagle. Down the street at NYU Skirball Center, witness an entirely different whale through Plexus Polaire’s Moby Dick. The free experience, A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly, at The New York Public Library’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library explores how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical.
And that’s not even half the lineup. Where else can you see a palindromic play; an anarchic, queer, Black cabaret; an immersive video installation about capitalism; an exorcism of King Leopold II; and more, all in less than three weeks?
Under the Radar Festival will take place January 4–22, 2023, in New York City.
Explore the full festival lineup and purchase tickets at publictheater.org.
The filmmaker and visual artist tells stories that speak directly to Native audiences while not over-explaining meaning for non-Native viewers
Nickson’s interests lie in the individual’s place in a world shaped by immensities of land and water, sky and cloud.
Miguel Calderón examines class, violence, and corruption in Mexican society with macabre, irreverent humor.
The works spanned a variety of media, showcasing the diversity of artmaking and image production that supplements a revolution.
Ten artists will receive studio space and access to faculty, staff, students, workshops, and programming at an arts institution in the heart of Philadelphia.
For this year’s edition of the San Francisco festival, 16 Latina and Chinese women designed and hand-sewed flags that tell their story.
Tomohito Ushiro’s design features billions of shifting lighting patterns and encourages people to use the restroom without “feeling stress.”
The 7.8-magnitude quake has killed at least 2,600 people and destroyed a 2nd-century castle, among other landmarks.
Robert Legorreta, also known as “Cyclona,” discusses the origins of his performance art and ongoing political activism.