The Public Theater's 10th Anniversary UNDER THE RADAR Festival Kicks Off Today

The Public Theater presents the 10th Anniversary of the world-renowned UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running today, January 8-19, 2014.

A highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season, the 2014 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Lola Arias, Edgar Oliver, tg STAN, SKaGeN, Andrew Ondrejcak, John Hodgman, Sekou Sundiata, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Toshi Reagon. The late-night Festival Lounge will also include an eclectic mix of adventurous music and cabaret performances, including Champagne Jerry, DJ AndrewAndrew, Invincible, Ethan Lipton, Nick Hallett, Holcombe Waller, and Middle Church Jeriesse Johnson Gospel Choir.

Single tickets to all UTR shows at The Public are only $20 and on sale now. Member tickets priced at $15 are also on sale now. Tickets for partner venue events at La MaMa, Japan Society, St. Ann's Warehouse, and The Freeman Space can be purchased directly from the venues. Single tickets for shows at The Public Theater may be purchased at The Taub Box Office at The Public at 425 Lafayette Street; online at or by phone at 212-967-7555. The Library at The Public will also be open nightly for food and drink, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe's Pub will continue to offer some of the best music in the city.

Now on sale, the "UTR Pack" is back by popular demand, granting admission to any five shows at The Public plus El Año en Que Nací at La MaMa (**except Sacred Stories and the INCOMING! Series) for only $75.

It was announced in November that UTR Co-Director Meiyin Wang was named Director of The Public's Devised Theater Initiative (DTI), a new year-round program that will invite exceptionally talented theater-makers at all stages of their careers to make their artistic home at The Public. DTI expands The Public and UTR's commitment to the diversity of artists, perspectives, and the artistic forms in which they reveal themselves. The initiative provides resources to artists and ensembles for the commissioning, development, production, presentation, and touring of new work.

This year, an interactive visual exhibit will be on display at The Public during UTR that will examine the history of devised work with Under the Radar over the last decade. The UTR RESOURCE ROOM will be open daily, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., from January 8 through January 19. Designed by Dickie DiBella and spanning from the Ford Foundation Lobby to the Levine Mezzanine and into the Festival Lounge, the exhibit will cover the groundbreaking performances at Under the Radar, as well as be a resource room that covers UTR festival artists' unique methods of making performances.

The Public Theater, for the first time, will be the late-night center of the downtown festival scene. Four popular festivals will collide at THE FESTIVAL LOUNGE as Under the Radar invites the American Realness, COIL, and PROTOTYPE festivals to come together to bring an eclectic mix of adventurous music, cabaret performances, and unique offerings to all our intrepid audiences and festival artists. Artists include Champagne Jerry, DJ AndrewAndrew, Invincible, Ethan Lipton, Nick Hallett, Holcombe Waller, Middle Church Jeriesse Johnson Gospel Choir, and others. The Festival Lounge will feature DJ sets and a cash bar and run January 9-19, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every night. For a full line-up of music programming, visit

Photo Credit: Darial Sneed

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