This fall, Artistic Director Annie Saunders joined The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group. This 6-month cohort offers next-generation theater-makers a supportive framework in which to develop their work, engage in consistent dialogue, and be challenged by each other’s aesthetic practice. The group meets monthly from October to March and each participant presents a piece of work in the Incoming series at Under The Radar. Incoming is UTR’s festival within a festival, featuring in-process works of artistic ambition by the wildly diverse artists of the Devised Theater Working Group.

The Working Group is part of The Devised Theater Initiative, a year-round program that invites exceptionally talented theater-makers at all stages of their careers to make their artistic home at The Public. The initiative is committed to the exploration of new modes of creating and supporting work, and the creation of systems to support the full life of a project, from inception to production and beyond. The initiative supports a range of programs, all geared towards a 360° view of supporting artists.