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Reid is a theater director, new media artist, stage designer and film maker.  Currently he has finished princlipal photography on his fist featue film, "Mendacity", based on Tennessee Williams "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 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

2020                        Broadway World Regional Awards

                                     Nominated for Best Ensemble, First Theater You Want To Go Back To

                                     and Production of a Play of the Decade 

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

Funding Awards 

2021            NJCA Artist Fellowship

                      Interdisciplinary Performance and Interdisciplinary Visual Art - BrandoCapote

2017          The Venturous Fund


2017          MediaTHE 


2017          The Axe-Houghton Foundation


2014          New York State Council on the Arts


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


Romig, Rollo “BrandoCapote” (review)  The New Yorker, November 2019


Wilson, James  “BrandoCapote” (review) OffOffOnline, November 2019


Rifkin, Mark “BrandoCapote” (review)  This Week in New York, November 2019


Benjamin, Joel  “BrandoCapote”A fascinating gem that takes a difficult subject and quietly revels in it” (review) Theater Scene, November 2019


Lombardi, Joe“Creativity soars in the examination of toxic masculinity in the multimedia dance play” (review)  Broadway World, November 2019


Russo, Gillian, “BrandoCapote” (review)  Plays to See, November 2019


Collins, Gregor “BrandoCapote’, All That Glitters is not Gold” (review) Theater that Matters,  November 2019


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), April 2017


Leiter, Samuel L. “It’s Still the Same Old Story: CarablancaBox” (review), 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), 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) 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 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), Apr. 2010


Fitzgerald, Jason. “Gin & ‘It’” (review), 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”, July 2008


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


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

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