Radar L.A., Taking a Cue from Public's Under the Radar Festival, to Debut in June

News   Radar L.A., Taking a Cue from Public's Under the Radar Festival, to Debut in June
The Los Angeles-based contemporary art center REDCAT has announced plans to create a West Coast component of the Public Theater's popular Under the Radar Festival, which is presented in New York each winter.

REDCAT, which is housed within the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, is a hub for multidisciplinary contemporary art and performers in L.A. The international theatre festival, titled Radar L.A., will run June 14-20.

Festival details will be announced at a later date, but the initial lineup of participating theatre companies includes Teatro en el Blanco (Chile), Toshiki Okada and his company Chelfitsch (Japan), visual theatre artist Fleur Elise Noble (Australia), Teatro Línea de Sombra (Mexico), Jose Miguel Jimenez and The Company (Chile/Ireland), Los Angeles Poverty Department (L.A.), Rude Mechs (Austin), Latino Theater Company (L.A.), Moving Arts (L.A.) Sekou (tha misfit) & Steve Connell (L.A.).

Mark Russell, who produces the Under the Radar Festival with the Public Theater in New York, is also involved in Radar L.A. as a curator alongside REDCAT executive director Mark Murphy and Center Theatre Group associate producer Diane Rodriguez.

"I am excited about bringing the international companies who will join us in June and introducing to the world our great selection of West Coast theatre makers," Russell said in a statement. "The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is honored to celebrate the vibrant L.A. theater scene."

Radar L.A. is produced by REDCAT, the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and the Center Theatre Group, as well as the Theatre Communications Group, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, L.A. Stage Alliance and the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Event passes, $50 for five admissions, will go on sale in April. Visit RADARLA.

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