The Public Theater’s Virtual Under the Radar Festival Begins January 6
Check out new digital works from 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Javaad Alipoor, Inua Ellams, and more.
The Public Theater kicks off its 17th annual Under the Radar Festival January 6, running through January 17. The free programming features a mix of artists, including 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Javaad Alipoor, Inua Ellams, Trinidad González, Alicia Hall Moran, Piehole, and Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall.
Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year’s lineup includes digital live streams and on-demand performances, as well as the return of the Under the Radar Symposium: A Creative Summit January 7, a half-day event featuring conversations and panels.
Check out a full list of programming for the Under the Radar Festival below or visit PublicTheater.org for more information and tickets.
A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call December 21-January 17 (a pre-festival event) Live Phone Call By 600 HIGHWAYMEN Written and created by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone Pick up the phone. Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour is over, but through this exchange—as you follow a thread of automated prompts—a portrait of your partner will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure.
Capsule January 6–17 Streaming on Demand By Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall Directed and produced by Taibi Magar and Tyler Dobrowsky Inspired by the past year, Capsule is a kaleidoscopic reflection on isolation and longing, about breaking apart and breaking free and the impossible nature of connection. Through original text and music, White and Kendall grapple with race, the medium of film, and being caught up in the maelstrom of 2020.
Espíritu January 6–17 Streaming on Demand By Teatro Anónimo Written and directed by Trinidad González Performed in Spanish with English subtitles Espíritu is a journey through diverse stories that happen during the night of an unknown city, that involve anonymous individuals marked by the spiritual crisis unleashed by the wild consumerism of the times and the exploitation of the neoliberal model in people’s consciousness, through power and the manipulation of their desires. The lack of answers that transcend money and the offer of material possessions will lead these characters to want to find the hidden devil that inhabits the city, and to catch it in a bottle.