Inside Opening Night of the Public Theater’s 2019 Under the Radar Festival

Photos   Inside Opening Night of the Public Theater’s 2019 Under the Radar Festival
 
The annual festival, running through January 13, kicked off January 3 Off-Broadway.
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Ufuoma McDermott, Oluchi Odii, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Debbie Ohiri, Ifeoma Fafunwa, Omonor, Odenike, Joke Silva, and Elvina Ibru Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances began January 3 for the Public Theater's 15th annual Under the Radar festival. A showcase for cutting-edge theatre, the 11-day event runs through January 13, featuring artists from across the U.S. and around the world.

“Under the Radar is celebrating 15 years of bringing the most adventurous independent theatre from around the world to New York City,” said UTR Festival Director Mark Russell. “The Festival features artists that question the rules of theatre and break them, giving us a new perspective on the world. Intense and immersive, the Under the Radar Festival is a muscle-building exercise in finding common values and imagining a future.”

Flip through photos of the opening night below:

The festival will take place in the Public as well as partner venues, featuring artists from across the U.S. and around the world. Among the works on offer will be Ifeoma Fafunwa’s Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True, a dance and performance piece inspired by multi-generational Nigerian stories of inequality and transformation, a remount of Minor Character, a mash-up of six translations of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya performed at the same time, and more.

The UTR + Joe's Pub: In Concert also returns as part of the 15th annual festival, featuring artists exploring the intersection of music and theatre. The slate includes Penny Arcade's show Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! - The Penny Arcade Sex and Censorship Show; Australian artist Meow Meow; The Illustrious Blacks; and The Chekhov Project.

For the complete lineup visit PublicTheater.org.

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