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The Public Theater Announces Under the Radar Festival Lineup

Reggie Watts, Taylor Mac, and more will be featured in the two-week event.

Reggie Watts is one of the performers in the recently announced lineup for The Public's Under the Radar Festival.
Reggie Watts will perform in the recently announced lineup for the Public's Under the Radar Festival.

The Public Theater has announced the lineup for the 11th annual Under the Radar Festival, running from January 7-18. Curated by codirectors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, this year’s festival will mark the launch of the new Devised Theater Working Group, which will present eight works-in-process as part of the festival’s INCOMING! Series.

This year's 12-day edition of the annual program will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Argentina, Iran, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. Innovative artists Daniel Fish, Toshi Reagon, Mariano Pensotti, Reggie Watts, Mehr Theatre Group, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, and Stan’s Cafe will perform downtown at the Public Theater at Astor Place, along with Companhia Hiato and Agrupación Señor Serrano at La MaMa and Taylor Mac at New York Live Arts.

The festival will also include free CULTUREBOT discussions, post-show talkbacks, the UTR Professional Symposium, and a free one-night-only installation performance by UK’s Stan’s Cafe in the Public’s Ford Foundation lobby.

"Under the Radar has spent over 10 years bringing cutting-edge work from around the globe to the stages of The Public Theater, and this year promises to be the most surprising set of offerings we have yet seen," said Oskar Eustis, the Public's artistic director.