Alternative theater is a small, lonely world largely dependent upon festivals (Fringe), series (Out There), and other themed packages that are the spoonfuls of sugar to help the medicine go down. So it’s no surprise that New York City’s Under the Radar Festival, running through this weekend, features some of the same names seen on Walker stages.
You can catch Back to Back Theatre’s Small Metal Objects, which the Walker stages June 5-7 in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and a show directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the Bay Area hip-hopper beginning an ambitious Walker residency next week. Joseph premieres the break/s, an autobiographical piece of music/theater/poetry, at the Walker April 10-12.
A reviewer for The New York Times says Small Metal Objects possesses “a poetic stillness that is quite moving and often even magical.”