The four-day event is Russell's first "theatre curating" undertaking since he surprised the downtown theatre world in late 2003 by resigning as head of P.S. 122—a post he had held for 20 years. "Under the Radar" is described as "a four-day mini festival and symposium that tracks the wealth of exciting contemporary theatre being created by independent theatre companies in NYC, the US and abroad."
The five acts featured at St. Ann's Warehouse at 38 Water St. include: Cynthia Hopkins' Accidental Nostalgia; Herbert Siguenza's ¡Cantinflas!; Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Word Becomes Flesh, The Civilians' Gone Missing; and Ethel's Streaming Ethel.
Participating off-site productions include the Elevator Repair Service's production of Gatz at The Performing Garage; The Foundry Theatre's staging of K.I. From Crime at The Freight Entrance Theater; and Big Dance Theater Plan B at DUMBO Stable.
Under the Radar is supported in part by a grant to Arts Presenters from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Russell has said he intends "Under the Radar" to be an annual event. For more information, consult www.artsatstanns.org. To purchase tickets, use TICKETWEB.COM or call (718) 254-8779.