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Olympia Dukakis, Raul Esparza, Sam Rockwell Celebrate the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival

The twelve-day extravaganza of new theater from around the world began on January 9.

The Public Theater celebrated the first night of its ninth annual Under the Radar Festival on Wednesday, January 9 with a post-performance shindig at their Lafayette Street home.

Running through January 20, the Under the Radar Festival brings new and experimental theater from around the world to New York City for brief engagements. Among the companies presenting shows this year are Australia’s Back to Back Theatre, Belarus Free Theatre, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, The Debate Society, Elevator Repair Service, and Iran’s Leev Theatre Group, among others. The festival is directed by Mark Russell.

Guests at the first night party included Public Theater staffers Oskar Eustis and Patrick Wallingham, Under the Radar director Mark Russell and his wife, Jennifer, Under the Radar Associate Artistic Producer Meiyin Wang, Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare (Take Me Out), Tony Award nominees Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys), Linda Emond (Death of a Salesman), Raul Esparza (Company), Marin Ireland (In the Wake) Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange), and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio), Jo Bonney (Emotional Creature), Josh Hamilton (Dead Accounts), Hamish Linklater (Seminar), Rinne Groff (Compulsion), Matte Osian (Compulsion), and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane).

Click here to read TheaterMania’s preview of the 2013 Under the Radar Festival.