Highlights: Under The Radar Festival January 5-16, 2011 (NYC)

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Under The Radar Festival

Under the Radar (UTR) is an annual theater festival that spotlights international artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field. The festival is a wild mix of works by ensembles, solo artists, writers, and creators. The ultimate go al of UTR is to offer a crash course in theater that is exciting, independent, and experimental, created by some of the most dynamic artists working today. In its five-year history, UTR has presented 67 productions from over 15 different countries. Some artists who have collaborated with UTR include SITI Company, Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Superamas, Abbey Theatre, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Teatro De Los Andes, and many more.

Gob Squad‘s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
Presented by Under The Radar and LaMaMa


Devised and performed by Gob Squad (UK/Germany)
Running Time: 80 -120 minutes
$20 Tickets: lamama.org or 212-475-7710
LaMaMa 66 East 4th Street

It’s 1965, and everything is about to happen. The German/British collective Gob Squad invites you to take the hand of the King Of Pop himself, Andy Warhol, and take a trip back to where it all began. Gob Squad’s Kitchen reconstructs Warhol’s films on a journey back to the underground cinemas of New York City in 1965. In the uncertain quest to illuminate the past for a new generation, Gob Squad reflects on the nature of authenticity, our future, and the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life.


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Vision Disturbance
Presented by the New York City Players


A new play by Christina Masciotti
Directed by Richard Maxwell
Performed by Linda Mancini and Jay Smith*
Running Time: 70 minutes
$18 Tickets: Theatermania.com or 212 352 3101

Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand Street
Two lost souls in Reading, Pennsylvania converge: Mondo, a Greek immigrant whose eyesight suffers from a grueling divorce, and Dr. Hull, the retina specialist who treats her.

Vision Disturbance is the first production in New York City Players’ new program dedicated to staging the work of playwrights early in their careers. Under the direction of Artistic Director Richard Maxwell, the award-winning New York City Players have been making theater since 1999 and have toured to over 20 countries.

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Too Late! antigone (contest #2)
Motus (Italy)

Devised and Directed by Enrico Casagrande & Daniela Nicolò
With Silvia Calderoni and Vladimir Aleksic
Running Time: 55 minutes
$15 Tickets: publictheater.org or 212-967-7555

The Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street
Sitting on the stage of the Newman theater the audience witnesses a woman and a man in a desperate multi-level power struggle. Silvia/Antigone/Haemon faces Vladimir/Creon in a merciless set of challenges that amplify both power games between fathers and sons and those of contemporary “New Dictators” who also try to tame the disobedient ones. Motus, one of Italy’s most adventurous theater companies, investigates Antigone with it’s take-no-prisoners theatrical style.

In Italian with English supertitles

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Phobophilia
Presented by HERE, Created by 2boys.tv

Running Time: 45 minutes
$20 Tickets: here.org or 212 352 3101
HERE 145 6th Ave (1 block below Spring, enter on Dominick)

Twenty-four spectators are led to a secret location to witness a peculiar interrogation. Phobophilia unfolds through a complex meshing of sound, action, ritual and video projection. Using its micro-cinema of Cocteau-inspired projections shown on an elaborate, ever-shifting pop-up book, Phobophilia is a surrealist and dreamlike examination of fear, pleasure, voyeurism and the visual archive of war.

Transdisciplinary artists Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard are 2boys.tv. Since 2002, this award winning art duo has created and presented a wide repertoire of collaborative multidisciplinary cabaret works, performances, videos and installations in clubs, galleries, museums, theatres and festivals around the world.

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