NYC theater on the radar this month

January 8, 2014 by  

People who like exciting and contemporary theater performances will surely want to check out the events of the Under the Radar festival, which got underway today.

In its sixth year, the festival showcases the works of upcoming and established talents in the theater world. The work is contemporary and much of it could be called experimental as well, with the creators pushing the boundaries of the medium. Presenters from all around the world will be present, bringing their own unique cultural takes on theater to the stage.

There is more to the festival than performances, however. Tomorrow and Friday, there will be a symposium featuring several speakers who will discuss the challenges facing theater today. There will be discussion panels and performances as well. This event is restricted to performers and producers from the theater world.

For those who want to let off some steam or have some fun, there will be live musical performances at the Public Theater every night during the festival. Doors for the parties open at 9:30 pm, and the performances begin at 11:00 pm.

Promoters for this event may turn to printing companies to get the word out by using flyers, postcards, and promotional posters for advertising. Most of the performances are at Manhattan venues, but advertising might draw in audiences from other boroughs; even places like Todt Hill.

The Under the Radar festival runs until January 19 with different productions being held at the Public Theater, La Mama, the Japan Society, and St. Ann’s Warehouse.