Mr. 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 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.
From 1983-2004, Russell was the Executive Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 (P.S. 122).