Gordon Farrell

Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct Professor Gordon Farrell

Gordon Farrell's play, "The Lifespan Of A Fact," starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Canavale, began performances on Broadway on September 20th, 2018. It was co-written with Jeremy Karegen & David Murrell, directed by Leigh Silverman, and produced by eight-time Tony Award winner Jeffrey Richards. 

Trained as a playwright at the Yale School of Drama, Gordon received an MFA in 1986 and went from there to work with major Hollywood studios, 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.

An award-winning computer game designer, Gordon helped develop the multi-million selling franchise for Sierra Online's "Empire Earth", as well as Reverie World Studio's "Dawn Of Fantasy". In 2013 he became Lead Writer for RWS's "Kingdom Wars" series, in 2016 "Medieval Kingdom Wars", and is currently writing for their latest game, "Stars End" (tbp 2019).