Andrew Farmer

WRITER, ACTOR, COMEDIAN

Farmer is quite skilled at larger-than-life comedy...but he is just as good at sinister scares.
— Bedford and Bowery

Andrew Farmer is a writer, performer, comedian and storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently in residence at Ars Nova as a member of their 2014/2015 Uncharted music/theater writers' group, where he is writing book for the folk-musical Finn the Fearless with composer Andrew Butler. Finn the Fearless also received development residencies at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Theatre Aspen and Cesar Alvarez’s Polyphone Festival at University of the Arts.

Other collaborations with Butler include: BLESSING, a new musical commissioned by the Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU; and a musical adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's children's novel The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, commissioned by TheaterWorksUSA.

Recent playwriting credits include The Gray Man (Walker Space, dir. Andrew Neisler), The Fall of Hotel Mudafier to the Toltecs (Williamstown Theater Festival, dir. Annie Tippe), Our Farm (The Tank, dir. Andrew Neisler) and Hands (Best New Play 2006, Southeast Theater Conference.) Also at Ars Nova, he created and performed in I Heard Sex Noises: A Glimpse at Gardening On Roosevelt Island with Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe, and wrote the book for Boats And (music by Nate Weida) featured in ANTFest 2015.

Andrew Farmer rivets one’s eye the minute he comes on the scene. The actor has substantial stage presence.
— Times Square Chronicle

Recent performance credits include Clown Bar (dir. Andrew Neisler, The Box) for which he received a NYIT Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, The Universe Is A Small Hat (dir. Sarah Benson, Babycastles and Silent Barn), Bull's Hollow: Part I (dir. Andrew Neisler, Ars Nova project residency) and Up The Great and Shining Sky (dir. Rachel Chavkin, Playwrights Horizons Theater School.)

Photo by Marielle Solam

Photo by Marielle Solam

His sketch and improv group Gentlemen Party, described as "intensely funny surrealist comedy" by TimeOut NY has been featured at The Museum of Modern Art, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT and Chicago Sketchfest.

Andrew's storytelling has been featured on F@*k! I'm In My Twenties, New York Magazine's The Cut, The Moth’s Sudden Owl series and Mara Wilson’s What Are You Afraid Of?

Oh also, he is the creator of Mannequin Depressed, described as "Your New Favorite Tumblr" by New York Magazine's The Cut, and "the seventh best Tumblr to waste your time on" by The Huffington Post. Can't win 'em all, you know?

He currently teaches playwriting at NYU's Playwrights Horizons Theater School where he also received his BFA in Drama.

Andrew Farmer is masterful, absolutely hysterical and steals the show in his many disguises.
— Cape Cod Times