After two years of pandemic disruptions, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival (UTR) will once again bring exciting in-person performances from around the world to New York.

This year’s festival considers our complicated time on earth and its environment — including the social storms of the internet. They unearth ancient stories with new voices and perspectives using fierce poetry, astounding visuals, incisive humor, dust, salt, glitter, and song, to examine our past and point to the future.

Mark Russell, UTR Festival Director

At The Public Theater, Your Sexts are Shit: Older Better Letters brings raucous, filthy fun from Rachel Mars. The INCOMING! series returns with new works from eight artists as a part of the Devised Theater Working Group program. In Joe’s Pub, enjoy Negin Farsad in The Case for American Exceptionalism by a Lady Muz in an evening of standup-comedy-meets-TED Talk-meets-ethnic-lady.

Queens of Sheba by Ryan Calais Cameron tells the stories of four passionate Black women battling everyday misogynoir at Chelsea Factory. At La MaMa, take an immersive journey through a carnival into the belly of a whale in The Indigo Room by Timothy White Eagle. Down the street at NYU Skirball Center, witness an entirely different whale through Plexus Polaire’s Moby Dick. The free experience, A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly, at The New York Public Library’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library explores how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical.

And that’s not even half the lineup. Where else can you see a palindromic play; an anarchic, queer, Black cabaret; an immersive video installation about capitalism; an exorcism of King Leopold II; and more, all in less than three weeks?

Under the Radar Festival will take place January 4–22, 2023, in New York City.

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