“Festivals are celebrations. They mark harvests and other moments of abundance or recognition. Under the Radar is a festival that each year celebrates the vibrancy of new theater, in New York and internationally. At this moment, even in very challenging times, there is still innovative work rising from communities around New York and in far-reaching parts of the globe. Under the Radar aims to spotlight this work for audiences—not only those ‘in the know,’ but from a wider stretch of communities, diverse in all respects, that could benefit by engaging with these creative leaders.
– Festival Director Mark Russell


Produced by ArKtype in collaboration with Festival Director Mark Russell, the Under the Radar Festival will be reimagined as a new, city-wide annual festival of theater and performance emerging from New York and around the world that incisively speaks to our moment. Rather than being tied to a single host institution, this iteration of Under the Radar is curated in collaboration with an array of New York arts organizations and curators, each harnessing the community-building, connective, celebratory nature of the festival format to introduce some of today’s most innovative voices to wider audiences. The festival sets an example of how ​​collaboration can get the American theater through this moment of existential crisis: reinvigorated and ready to create a theater that can embrace diversity, risk, and reinvention.


Tickets, Events and More @ utrfest.org
On sale Nov 1!

>> January 12, 2024
Radar Symposium in partnership with CIPA, HowlRound, and IPC

>> January 13, 2024
Coming Attractions @ Chelsea Factory

Abrons Art Center and Ping Chong Company
Nile Harris’s this house is not a home

Fisher Center at Bard & The Invisible Dog Art Center
Tania El Khoury’s Cultural Exchange Rate

Japan Society
Yu Murai & Kaimaku Pennant Race’s Hamlet|Toilet

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Motus’ Of the Nightingale I Envy the Fate 
John Jarboe’s Rose: You Are Who You Eat

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Jessica L. Hagan’s Queens of Sheba
Inua Ellams’ Search Party
Pan Pan Theatre’s The First Bad Man

Performance Space New York & Mabou Mines
Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey’s Open Mic Night

New York Live Arts | Live Artery
Albert Ibokwe Khoza’s The Black Circus of the Republic of Bantu
Dynasty Handbag’s Titanic Depression

NYU Skirball
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal

St. Ann’s Warehouse in association with Irish Arts Center
Luke Murphy’s Volcano

Theatre for a New Audience
Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s Public Obscenities

More to be announced soon!


Under the Radar Festival 2024

January 5-21, 2024