Roles in Archive: Artist, Author, Speaker
Mark Russell works with the Public Theater In New York City as an Associate Artistic Director and is the head of the Public’s new Devised Theater Initiative. Russell produced the Under the Radar Theater Festival (UTR) in collaboration with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters premiering at St. Ann’s Warehouse in January 2005. The festival moved to the Public Theater in 2006. In 2007 UTR expanded to a two-weekend format and it continues on as a core part of the Public Theater’s season today and a valuable pre-conference event for Arts Presenters. The next festival is January 5–16, 2011. From 1983–2004, Russell was the Executive Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 (P.S. 122). He was lucky enough to work with Ishmael Houston-Jones through out that tenure, including him in the P.S. 122 Field Trips touring program as well as many other adventures.