Revived and Restructured, Undergroundzero Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The newly revived undergroundzero festival is kicking off a month-long celebration of experimental theater, dance and performance tonight with an impressive roster of free events at this year’s home base, The Living Theatre.  

After taking last year off, the festival, which began in 2007, has been restructured as a cooperative made up of 11 participating resident artists and companies that will present work of their own choosing.  I spoke with founder and Artistic Director Paul Bargetto and Executive Director Connie Hall about putting together the festival and where they hope to take it in the future.

Living Theatre Offers Free Live Stream of Final Performances of KORACH

The Living Theatre is honoring the spirit of the Egyptian Revolution by live-streaming their final performances of KORACH – a play about “the first recorded anarchist in history.”  The piece was written and directed by living legend Judith Malina, a pioneer in experimental and political theater

KORACH follows the history of anarchists who have been wiped out because they frightened the government. Inspired by the Books of Moses, the Jewish Mishnas, and also the Psalms, KORACH begins with the Israelites’ trek through the desert and eventual uprising against Moses, lead by Korach and his tribe.