The North American premiere of The Eagle and the Tortoise invites the audience into a collective reading of a hand-made book. Sister Sylvester’s work moves between myth and documentary, tracing the history of the aerial view in art and journalism, and following the true story of a young woman who became an icon of leftist resistance, an armed militant, a political prisoner, and finally, a proxy soldier in the American war against ISIS.
The Eagle and the Tortoise is presented in partnership with Under the Radar – Mark Russell, Festival Director & ArKtype, Festival Producer. More information at utrfest.org
UNDER THE RADAR has found a new home… everywhere! The 19th edition of NYC’s world famous and cutting-edge theater festival, still directed by its founder Mark Russell and now produced by ArKtype, takes place January 5 to January 21 with more than a dozen productions at partner institutions across the city. In addition to a selection of New York, US, and North American premiere performance runs, the 2024 edition of Under the Radar will also include a Symposium/Gathering on January 12 in collaboration with IPC (International Presenting Commons), CIPA (Creative & Independent Producer Alliance), and HowlRound discussing the obstacles facing American artists and the presentation of international work; Coming Attractions at Chelsea Factory on January 13, connecting brave new works with essential support, a series of encounters with new works-in-progress; and the 7-day Atelier for Young Festival Managers New York.