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.

Arts Watch: Summertime Festivals on the LES

Summer is here and so are the summer festivals. This week two of them kick off on the LES: the undergroundzero festival begins on Friday the 29th, and Dixon Place’s HOT Festival revs up on Sunday, July 1st.

Created originally as an annual guest artist festival at Collective: Unconscious in 2007, the month-long undergroundzero festival has evolved into a “resident coalition of established independent theater companies producing in New York City,” including the Living Theater, which will act as this year’s host.