Reid is a theater director, new media artist and stage designer.  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 Housr 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, Axe-Houghton, MediaTHE. 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. He and wife/playwright Sara Farrington have two boys, Jack and Levi.

 

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. 

 

From 2001 – 2008, Reid was a technical artist for The Wooster Group where he designed video and/or created hardware and software systems for the integration of video and sound for six of the company’s productions: Hamlet, Poor Theater, To You the Birdie!, Who's Your DADA!?, House/Lights 

and Brace Up! 

 

 

Awards and Residencies

Funding Awards 

Bibliography

 

Christley, Janie N. “THe Lively ‘CasabalncaBox’ Captures the Magical Anarchy of an Enduring Classic” (review) The Village Voice, April 2017

 

Webster, Andy. “‘CasablancaBox’ Is Looking at You, Kid, Behind the Scenes” (review) The New York Times, April 2017

 

Leeds, Ryan. “Here’s Looking at You, Kid: ‘CasablancaBox’” (review) The Broadway Blog, April 2017

 

Jose, Lindsay and Ben. “The Maxamoo Podcast Reviews.” (audio blog post) Maxamoo. April 2017

 

Russell, Curtis. “CasablancaBox” (review) Offoffonline.com, April 2017

 

Leiter, Samuel L. “It’s Still the Same Old Story: CarablancaBox” (review) TheaterPizzaz.com, April 2017

 

Rifkin, Mark. “CasablancaBox” (review) This Week in New York, April 2017

 

Ross. “He says: CabsablancaBox” A Better ‘Why’ to Match the ‘Wow’” (review) Times Square Chronicles, April 2017

 

Reilly, Darryl. “CasablancaBox” (review) TheaterScene.net, April 2017

 

Shaw, Helen “CasablancaBox” (review) Time Out New York, April 2017

 

Droitcour, Brian & Smith William S. “The Digitized Museum” Art in America, October 2016

Pia, Catton. “The 10 Best Sports and Arts Moments of 2014” The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2014

 

Als, Hilton. “Knockout: Violence and desire “Mechanical and Tyson vs. Ali” (review)

The New Yorker, Jan 2014

 

Isherwood, Charles. “A Dream Fight Made Real Onstage” (review) The New York Times, Jan. 2014

 

Pia, Catton. “Dream Bout at Last, In a Ring Performance” (review) The Wall Street Journal. Jan. 2014

 

Vincentelli, Elisabeth. “Boxer’ show’s a KO” (review) The New York Post. Jan. 2014

 

Hirsch, Jack. “Muhammad Ali versus Mike Tyson” (review) Boxing News. Jan. 2014

 

McGuinness, Ross. “Tyson and Ali …get ready for a big hit” (review) London Metro. Jan. 2014

 

Hudak, Ryan. “Tyson vs. Ali” (review) New York Theater Review. Jan 2014

 

McElroy, Steven. “Theater Meant to Keep You in Your Seat but on Your Toes” (preview) The New York Times, Jan. 2014

 

Stiffler, Scott. “Just Do Art: Special COIL Edition” (preview) The Villager. Dec. 2014

 

Portwood, Jerry. “The Sweet Science” (preview) Backstage.com. Jan 2014

 

Winter, Gary. “Tyson vs. Ali: Reid Farrington Mashes It Up With Two Heavyweights” (feature) The Brooklyn Rail. Dec. 2014

Zinoman, Jason. “Marley’s Ghost and Other Mash-ups” (review) The New York Times, Dec. 2011

 

Rachel Merrill Moss. “Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol or Dickens: The Unparalleled Necromancer” (review) Theater is Easy.com Dec. 2011

 

Frank Boudreaux “Conjuring Dickens Back to Life”(Cover Image) American Theater Dec. 2011

 

Barbour, David W. “The Prevalence of Projection” American Theater Dec. 2011

 

Rifkin, Mark “Reid Farrington: THE PASION PROJECT” (review) This Week In New York, Sept. 2011

 

Boyd, Johnathon D. “Gin & ‘It’” (review) Theater Journal, Dec. 2010

 

Barbour, David W. “Enough Rope” Lighting and Sound America, June 2010

 

Hannaham, James. “”Gin & ‘It’” Is Gorgeous But Safe” (review) The Village Voice, May 2010

 

Zinoman, Jason. “A Hitchcock Dialogue, From Screen to Stage and Back” (review) The New York Times, Apr. 2010

 

Horwitz, Andy. “Reid Farrington at PS122” (review) Culturebot, Apr. 2010

 

Bales, Charles. ”Dance of Death” (review)  Offoffonline.com, Apr. 2010

 

Fitzgerald, Jason. “Gin & ‘It’” (review) Backstage.com, Apr. 2010

 

Reilly, Joy. “’Gin & ‘It’’ Makes World Debut at the Wexner” WOSU Public Media, Mar. 2010

 

“Reid and Laura on ‘The Passion Project’” Soul Food Vancouver, Jan. 2010

 

Lynch, Brian. “Reid Farrington’s ‘The Passion Project’ rises from flames” The Georgia Straight, Jan. 2010

 

Graff, Tom. “’The Passion Project:’ Joan’s Story is in the Room” The Vancouver Observer, Jan. 2010

 

La Rocco, Claudia. “Joan of Arc Is on Display As Star of Stage and Screen” The New York Times, Sept. 2008

 

Kourlas, Gia “Shots in the dark” Time Out New York, Aug. 2008

 

Sellar, Tom. “The Passion Project” The Village Voice, Sept. 2008

 

Shaw, Helen. “Seeing The Light” Time Out New York, Sept. 2008

 

La Rocco, Claudia. “What you are doing this weekend” WNYC.com, July 2008

 

Barbour, David W. “Reid Farrington on The Only Tribe” Lighting and Sound America, Dec. 2008

 

Rooney, David. “Hamlet” Variety, Oct. 2007

2017                        Drama Desk Award 

                                         Nominated for Outstadfing Projection Design and Unique Theaterical Experience

                                          for CasablancaBox

2015                        NYU MAGENT

                                          Teaching Artist in Residence

2014 -17                   Here Arts Center 

                                          HARP - Artist Residency

2011 – 2013           3LD Art & Technology Center  New York, NY

                                          3LD/ 3D+ - a cooperative development program

2010 – 2012           Abrons Arts Center/ The Henry Street Settlement

                                          Artist Residency

March 2010            Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, OH

                                          Artist Residency Award

Oct. – Jan. 2010     3LD Art & Technology Center New York, NY

                                          Artist Residency

Feb. – June 2009   Eyebeam Art and Technology Center New York, NY

                                          Artist Residency

November 2008     Hews Design Ward, American Theater Wing New York, NY

                                          Nominated for Hamlet

June  –July 2008    3LD Art & Technology Center New York, NY

                                          Artist Residency

2017          The Venturous Fund

                     Casablancabox

2017          MediaTHE 

                      Casablancabox

2017          The Axe-Houghton Foundation

                      Casablancabox

2014          New York State Council on the Arts

                        Casablancabox

2012          The Jerome Foundation

                        The Return

2012          New York State Council on the Arts

                        Individual Artist Award– Tyson vs. Ali

2012          The Jerome Foundation

                        Tyson vs. Ali

2011          The Jerome Foundation

                        A Christmas Carol

2011          The Greenwall Foundation

                        A Christmas Carol

2010          The Franklin Furnace Fund

                         The David Project

2010          The Experimental Television Center Presentation Funds

                         Gin & “It”

2010          New York State Council on the Arts

                         Individual Artist Award– Gin & “It”

2010          The Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds  

                         Gin & “It”

2010          The Jerome Foundation

                         Gin & “It”

2010          The Greenwall Foundation  

                        Gin & “It”

2009          New York State Foundation for the Arts

                         Fellow in the Digital Arts