Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's 15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival

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The Public Theater officially opened its 15th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Thursday, January 3. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public's winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Argentina, Australia, France, Lebanon, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, and the UK. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL continues to expand to venues throughout New York City in addition to The Public Theater's home at Astor Place.

BroadwayWorld attended the opening, and you can check out the photos below!

Exciting new work by innovative artists Penny Arcade; The Chekhov Project; Tania El Khoury; Ifeoma Fafunwa; The Illustrious Blacks; Manual Cinema; Meow Meow; Peter Mills Weiss & Julia Mounsey; Flaco Navaja; New Saloon; Plexus Polaire; and Rude Mechs will be featured at UTR 2019. The festival will also include works by Lola Arias; James & Jerome; and The Kilbanes at partner venues throughout New York City.

Public Theater Member and Partner tickets for the 2019 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL start at $20 and are available now. Single tickets to UTR shows start at $25 and tickets can be accessed online at www.publictheater.org; The Taub Box Office at The Public at 425 Lafayette Street; or by phone at 212-967-7555, beginning Thursday, November 8. Tickets for partner venue events at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NYU Skirball can be purchased directly from the venues. All tickets are subject to facility and service fees.

Over the last 15 years, The Public's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL has presented over 255 companies from 45 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public's mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, UTR has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
The Illustrious Blacks

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
The Illustrious Blacks

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Penny Arcade, Steve Zehentner

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Penny Arcade, Steve Zehentner

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Mark Russell

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Mark Russell

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Ron Chernow

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Ron Chernow

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
David Cale

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
David Cale

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Deborah McDermott, Robert Schenkkan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Deborah McDermott, Robert Schenkkan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Nona Hendryx

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Nona Hendryx

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Jude Icarus

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Jude Icarus

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Chukwudi Iwuji

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Chukwudi Iwuji

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Wendy Vanden Heuvel

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Wendy Vanden Heuvel

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Arian Moayed

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Arian Moayed

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Sean Donovan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Sean Donovan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Milo Cramer, Julia Mounsey, Deepali Gupta, Peter Mills Weiss

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Mark Russell, Michael Reed

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Mark Russell, Michael Reed

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Ufuoma McDermott, Oluchi Odii, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Debbie Ohiri, Ifeoma Fafunwa, Omonor, Odenike, Joke Silva, Elvina Ibru

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
The company of FRANKENSTEIN

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Mark Russell, Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Mark Russell, Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Erik Jenson, Jessica Blank

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's  15th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Erik Jenson, Jessica Blank



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