The third annual "Under the Radar" festival is here at the Public Theater, an explosion of complete plays that run the gamut from puppets to classics and back. Below, you can preview Theater Talk's interview with Mark Russell, producer/curator of the two-week festival (January 17-28). Find out why you should get out to see more new plays (and which ones Russell thinks you need to see), tune in to Theater Talk for more interviews, and look for festival coverage and reviews of Famous Puppet Deaths, A Beautiful View, Another You, and The Brothers Size this weekend.
Part One: Why to See It
Part Two: What to See
According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.