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Nathan Lane, David Harbor, and More Open 2018's Under the Radar Festival

The Public Theater's annual theatrical mecca is in its 14th year, running through January 15.

Angels in America's Nathan Lane helped kick things off 2018's Under the Radar Festival.
(© Simon Luethi)

The Public Theater 2018 Under the Radar Festival opened last night, January 4. The 14th annual festival comprises works by theater artists and companies from across the United States and countries such as Cuba, China, and Slovenia. Mark Russell serves as festival director.

Under the Radar Festival director Mark Russell and Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustic celebrate opening night of the festival's 14th year.
(© Simon Luethi)

Festival highlights include Dickie Beau's Re-Member Me, Teatro El Público's Antigonón, Un Contingente Épico, and David Cale's We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time, as well as works by Andrew Schneider, Janek Turkowski, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Adam Gopnik, Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Ayesha Jordan and Charlotte Brathewaite. With 26 shows in total, performances will run through January 15.

Stranger Things star and Public Theater favorite David Harbour was in attendance.
(© Simon Luethi)

Over the last 14 years, the Public's Under the Radar Festival has presented over 229 companies from 42 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of the Public's mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater.

Dickie Beau's Re-Member Me plays this year's festival.
(© Simon Luethi)

Click here for the complete lineup.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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