‘Employee of the Year’ at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival – Theater Review
By Jody Williams, Contributing Writer, Theater News & Reviews, January 12, 2016
Employee of the Year, a gripping play by 600 HIGHWAYMEN tells the story of a girl who spends her life looking for her birth mother. Performed by five young actresses, Employee of the Year focuses on the experiences and heartbreak of J, the main character. With absolutely no set, the talent of the performers is front and center and nothing less than amazing. Delivering long monologues and singing original songs, the audience is on the edge of their seats hoping for a happy ending. Playing at the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater until January 17.
About the Under the Radar Festival
The goal of the Under the Radar Festival, which runs until January 17 , is to track new theater from around the world. Over the last 12 years, Under the Radar has presented over 194 companies from 40 countries, and has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, UTR artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.
This year’s line-up includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, and Rwanda. Curated by Co-Directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, this year’s Under the Radar will also launch a new series, Under the Radar + Joe’s Pub: In Concert, which highlights artists who are working at the intersection of music and theater.
For tickets and more information, visit undertheradarfestival.com, the Taub Box Office at the Public at 425 Lafayette Street, or call 212-967-7555.