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Gordon Farrell

 
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Gordon Farrell is an American playwright who lives in New York city and is originally from San Francisco, California. His play "The Lifespan of A Fact" (co-written with Jeremy Karegen and David Murrell)ran on Broadway from 2018 to 2019. He was made playwright in residence at the Alleyway Theatre of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Gordon Farrell is an American playwright who lives in New York city and is originally from San Francisco, California. His play "The Lifespan of A Fact" (co-written with Jeremy Karegen and David Murrell)ran on Broadway from 2018 to 2019. He was made playwright in residence at the Alleyway Theatre of ... (read complete bio)
 

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Gordon Farrell Biography

Gordon Farrell is an American playwright who lives in New York city and is originally from San Francisco, California. His play "The Lifespan of A Fact" (co-written with Jeremy Karegen and David Murrell)ran on Broadway from 2018 to 2019. He was made playwright in residence at the Alleyway Theatre of Buffalo from 2019 to 2020. Gordon has an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.

Gordon has also worked extensively in Hollywood, initially as a story analyst for Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, and eventually as a screenwriter. He has written for hire and sold screenplays to Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, MGM and ITC. He has worked with Robert Simonds (producer of "The Wedding Singer", "Molly's Game", "Mile 22"); Neil Moritz (producer of "XXX", "I Know What You Did Last Summer", "Fast and Furious") and Bruce Berman (producer of "The Matrix", "Three Kings", "Mad Max: Fury Road").

Working in independent film, Gordon has written for and sold projects to NYC indie producer Norman Twain (producer, "Lean On Me", "Boycott", "My Dog Tulip"). Gordon's first independent screenplay, "Girls Who Smoke", premiered in 2011. It went on to be an official selection at over a dozen film festivals, ultimately winning the Audience Choice Award in Seattle at the Post Alley Film Festival.

As a playwright, 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." His plays have also been produced in San Francisco, at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, and at Primary Stages in New York. He authored the book for a series of award-winning musicals based on the life and death of Sherlock Holmes, which ran for three seasons in Buffalo, NY.

He is the author of "The Power of the Playwright's Vision", published by Heinemann Press in 2001. Translated internationally, it is now being used as a standard playwriting text in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Gordon has been on the fcaulty of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts teaching playwriting and screenwriting since 1991.




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Gordon Farrell's ALICE AGAIN to Premiere at the Trinity Theatre in October Photo Gordon Farrell's ALICE AGAIN to Premiere at the Trinity Theatre in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Alice Again, the full-length show by award-winning Broadway playwright, Gordon Farrell (The Lifespan of a Fact starring Daniel Radcliffe) premieres in NYC on October 27 through November 5, 2022at the Trinity Theatre.

REVIEW: The Importance Of Accuracy In Addressing Real Events Is Examined In The Drama Photo REVIEW: The Importance Of Accuracy In Addressing Real Events Is Examined In The Dramatisation Of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Jade Kops - Sep 25, 2022

John D’Agata and Jim Fingal’s book is given the live theatre treatment in Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell’s interpretation of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT.

Lynn Nottage's CLYDE'S Tops List of Most-Produced Play of the Season Photo Lynn Nottage's CLYDE'S Tops List of Most-Produced Play of the Season
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 23, 2022

The  Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the new season include Clyde's, Clue, Once, Sweat, and more.

Good Theater Presents THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Next Month Photo Good Theater Presents THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Good Theater will open its 20th anniversary season with THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, running October 5th through October 30th.

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Playwrights Kareken And Murrell To Host Talk-Back At Cape May  Photo THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Playwrights Kareken And Murrell To Host Talk-Back At Cape May Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Broadway hit play, The Lifespan of a Fact, written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, based on the true story between essayist, John D'Agata and a fact-checker, Jim Fingal, continues at Cape May Stage through October 2nd with a special talk-back directly following the Sunday, September 18th 2 pm matinee.

Review: Invisible Theatre Opens 51st Season with THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Photo Review: Invisible Theatre Opens 51st Season with THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Sep 5, 2022

The play's timing is rather canny given our current global scrimmage with 'alternative facts.' We live in an age where information is obtained with a mere suggestion of a keyword, where unfettered access to data wields personal power but rarely makes for enlightened, critical thinkers. In certain political quarters, no amount of fact-checking can penetrate the most stubborn epistemic cocoon. That said, verifiable information is critical to journalistic integrity, but facts alone aren't sufficient to inspire a reader. So what gives? D'Agata argues that accuracy is not the same as truth, that a cogent essay may demand some fudging of statistics to 'track the development of consciousness on the page.' Denounce him as a fabulist, but he's nowhere close to a conspiracy theorist.

Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022

The Studio is has announced a diverse and exciting new slate of productions for our 2022-2023 Season. From a world premiere to an American Theater classic, from madcap but very pointed comedy to holiday music favorites to edgy, challenging drama, it's truly an abundance of riches for avid theater lovers.

Philadelphia Premiere of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Lantern Theater  Photo Philadelphia Premiere of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Lantern Theater Company 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Lantern Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2022/23 season, a return of live performance that will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classic and contemporary work for the stage.

The Keegan Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Photo The Keegan Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022

The Keegan Theatre has announced its 26th Season in 2022-2023, featuring 8 mainstage productions in its intimate and welcoming theater home in Dupont Circle. The season includes the world premieres of 2 newly commissioned works from DC area playwrights, 1 regional premiere, 1 DC premiere, 2 musicals, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.  

BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at Jarrott Productions Asks Big Questions About th Photo BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at Jarrott Productions Asks Big Questions About the Nature of Truth
by Luke Evans - Jun 3, 2022

At times, the show is almost painfully blunt, and I don’t mean that to be an insult. Director David R. Jarrott places the focus squarely where it belongs: the relentless and, at times, grueling search for honesty and authenticity in a post-truth world.

Gordon Farrell Videos

BWW TV: True Story- THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: True Story- THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 19, 2018

FACT: Studio 54 was the place to be last night as Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale took their first official Broadway bows in The Lifespan of a Fact. Written by Jeremy Kareken& David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.

VIDEO: Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale Play Fact Or Fiction on TO VideoVIDEO: Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale Play Fact Or Fiction on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb challenge Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, stars of the Broadway play "The Lifespan of a Fact," to a game of Fact or Fiction, where the actors have to guess truths about each other.

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Gives Al Roker Tips Ahead of His Run in WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Gives Al Roker Tips Ahead of His Run in WAITRESS
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the new play coming to Broadway "The Lifespan of a Fact," sits down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his role. He later gives tips to TODAY's own Al Roker, who will star in a run of "Waitress" on Broadway. Radcliffe says doing TV and Broadway simultaneously is tough, but doable.

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Reacts to Harry Potter Memes on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Reacts to Harry Potter Memes on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Last night, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by The Tonight Show, where Jimmy Fallon gave him a chance to react to some popular Harry Potter memes. He also reveals how he's going to manage Fantasy football leagues while doing Sunday performances on Broadway.

Five Things We Learned From Daniel Radcliffe and the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT VideoFive Things We Learned From Daniel Radcliffe and the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale are getting ready to bring The Lifespan of a Fact to the Broadway stage. BroadwayWorld chatted with the cast recently about the upcoming production. Here are a few things we learned!

BWW TV: Catch up with Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale Starring in VideoBWW TV: Catch up with Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale Starring in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale are getting ready to bring The Lifespan of a Fact to the Broadway stage. Catch up with the team in rehearsal below!