Gordon Farrell

Gordon Farrell, Executive Producer

Opening night of “Girls Who Walked on Glass” in New York City

Gordon Farrell’s play, “The Lifespan Of A Fact,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Canavale, ran on Broadway from September 20th, 2018 to January 13, 2019. It was co-written with Jeremy Karegen & David Murrell, directed by Leigh Silverman, and produced by eight-time Tony Award winner Jeffrey Richards. . The play was a finalist for the New York Critics Circle Best New Play, and the New York Critics Circle Best New American Play, and received the John Gassner Award for New American Play from the Outer Critics Circle It was selected for the New York Times and the Boston Globe’s Critics List and Variety’s Ten Best Plays of 2018.

Trained as a playwright at the Yale School of Drama, Gordon received an MFA in 1986. His playwriting includes “Mendocino” (produced at the Yale School of Drama with Courtney B. Vance), “Alice Again,” “A Tin Star Over Tombstone,” and “Navigators” (produced at the Alleyway Theatre) as well as “The Voice of America” which was produced at The Yale School of Drama, off-off Broadway, and at the Alleyway Theatre. 

From 2009 to 2013, Gordon worked with dozens of women on New York’s Lower East Side who wanted to tell their personal stories on stage. The series of monologue plays that grew out of it was called “In The Red Room/Every Woman Dances For Someone.” Eventually it became known as “The Red Anthology and in 2019, it was transformed into a fully-realized, immersive theater experience, “Girls Who Walked On Glass,” that ran for four weeks in Buffalo, New York, with sold out houses and rave reviews. In 2022, “Girls Who Walked on Glass was produced in New York City for eight performances. Lauren Conlin at PopStyle-TV called it “An amazing new play!” and the excitement it created may lead to a longer run in 2022 or 2023.

Gordon is also the author of “The Power of the Playwright’s Vision”, published by Heinemann Press in 2001. Translated internationally, it is now used as a standard playwriting text on three continents.

Teaching in NYU’s Dramatic Writing Department for 30 years, Gordon’s students include many Tony, Pulitzer and Obie Award-winning playwrights, as well award-winning television and film writers. Among them are Annie Baker, Lucas Hnath, Christopher Shinn, Marco Rameriz, Madeleine George, Chisa Hutchinson, Anthony Jaswinski, Yahlin Chang, Jessica Goldberg, Stephanie Sengupta, Rinne Groff, Shinho Lee, Kri Diaz and Colin Trevorrow.

Telephone: 646 283 4027
Email: gordon@redproductionsevents.com