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Reid Farrington
Current location
Brooklyn, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2009, Project Resident

Reid Farrington is a theater director, new media artist, stage designer, and filmmaker.

Currently, he has finished principal photography on his first feature film, “Mendacity,” based on Tennessee Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” His film, based on his 2015 theatrical production of “Tyson vs. Ali” was finished in 2021.

His most recent work, BrandoCapote, opened at The Tank NYC in Nov. 2019.  CasablancaBox, commissioned as part of HARP at HERE Arts Center, was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Projection Design, and Unique Theatrical Experience.

Other work includes The Return, about the accidental destruction and assembly of Tullio Lombardo’s Adam (commissioned by and performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015), Tyson vs. Ali, a hybrid theater sports event (PS 122 Coil Festival 2014), Reid Farrington’s A Christmas Carol, which mixed live performers with video projected characters from 35 different film versions of Dickens’ tale (Art House 2019, Abrons Art Center in 2011 & 2012), The Passion Project, based on The Passion of Joan of Arc (PS/K2 festival in Copenhagen, Denmark 2007, w/ subsequent productions at 3LD, tours to Budapest, Vancouver and Regina, SK), Gin & “It”, based on Hitchcock’s Rope (Wexner Center, 2010).

His work has been supported by NYSCA, NYFA, Jerome, ETC, Franklin Furnace, Greenwall, and Axe-Houghton.

He’s toured his work to Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Brussels, Athens.

Reid held creative residencies at Art House, Wexner Center for the Arts, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, 3LD Art & Technology Center and Abrons Art Center.

Reid currently works as the Audio Visual Manager at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he helps facilitate artists, curators and museum staff with the installation and implementation of audio visual equipment museum wide. This job gives him great satisfaction as it keeps him close to the arts and helps him find balance living as an artist in New York City.

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