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The Public Theater Has Released Full Line-Up For 16th Annual Under the Radar Festival

The Public Theater Has Released Full Line-Up For 16th Annual Under the Radar Festival

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the full line-up today for the 16th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 8-19, 2020. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public's winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Australia, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Taiwan, and the U.K. 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. Tickets can be accessed now for Public Theater Supporters and Partners.

"The 16th Under the Radar promises to be one of the most breathtaking festivals ever," said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. "We have an astonishingly international group of artists; we are proud to open the borders of our building to artists from around the globe. Come see us this January, and see the world."

UTR 2020 will feature exciting new work at The Public by innovative artists Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang; Back to Back Theatre; Josh Fox; Aleshea Harris and The Movement Theatre Company; Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral and Héctor Flores Komatsu; Ahamefule J. Oluo; Teatro y Su Doble, Aline Kuppenheim, and Guillermo Calderón; Selina Thompson; and Amir Nizar Zuabi. The festival will also include works by Nick Payne, Wang Chong, and Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental; Touretteshero and Battersea Arts Centre; and Suguru Yamamoto at partner venues throughout New York City.

"At this year's Under the Radar Festival, audiences will find joy, redemption, beauty, and humor all woven into a two-week tapestry of extraordinary events," said UTR Festival Director Mark Russell. "UTR 2020 promises to be a gorgeous, epic community project, bursting with Great Performances by artists that are making theater for the future. All one must do is be present and ready to engage with some of the brightest minds working in the field of theater right now."

The 12-day festival will also include the return of Under the Radar + Joe's Pub: In Concert performances; the INCOMING! works-in-process series; and the Under the Radar Professional Symposium. The Library and the mezzanine will also be open for Under the Radar: Late Night.

Under the Radar + Joe's Pub: In Concert returns this year with performances by Ryan J. Haddad, Lucy McCormick, Rizo, and Daniel J. Watts.

The line-up for the Devised Theater Working Group's INCOMING! Series includes All My Relations Collective; Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Kameron Neal; nicHi douglas; The HawtPlates; Maiko Kikuchi; and Piehole.

Under the Radar: Late Night is a free social gathering taking place in The Library, spilling out into the mezzanine almost every night during the festival from 9:45 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Late Night will feature delicious drinks, light food, dancing, and various performances from local artists and DJs. It is a place for UTR artists and audiences alike to continue their post-show discussions or strike up a new one.

Over the last 16 years, The Public's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL 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, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, Toshi Reagon, Taylor Mac, and Daniel Fish. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.

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