Andrew Farmer

WRITER, ACTOR, COMEDIAN

The Gray Man

The fablelike script, by Andrew Farmer, is fascinating...steeped in gothic storytelling.
— The New York Times

The Gray Man isn’t real. He’s a ghost story, a bogeyman mothers make up tales about to keep their children safe. A grieving young man named Simon listens to these bedtime stories outside his apartment window and yearns to leave the city he’s so afraid of. But when he meets a little girl with an old soul who speaks of missing children, Simon can’t help but feel trapped in his tenement house, where a familiar shadow waits in the darkness.

Above all, there is Farmer’s skill at planting oddly unsettling details...armed with plenty of theatrical imagination, [he] proved to be remarkably skilled at the practice of raising goose flesh.
— Lighting and Sound America

Photos by Suzi Sadler

A consummately constructed, extremely effective horror tale... Farmer’s play roots itself in the familiar—the fairy tale, the ghost story, the bedtime story—and renders it strange and estranging.
— Culture Catch


Our Farm

The Theatrical Assembly of Self Realized Animals is out to prove their independence from mankind by exposing the lies of a much celebrated, slanderous novel. But when the creative infrastructure begins to crumble, the stage becomes a slaughterhouse and every actor is on the chopping block.

Offbeat, funny and tense...
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
The writing is at once funny and frightening, absurd and thought-provoking.
— The Art Blog

Photos by Chris Bowser

 

I Heard Sex Noises: A Glimpse at Gardening On Roosevelt Island
Developed with Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe

Orgies. Drugs. Arson. Lawn Gnomes. Best in Show meets The Crucible in this mockumentary look at the Roosevelt Island Garden Club’s descent into chaos. Inspired by true events covered in The New York Times. The rest we made up.

Photos by Marielle Solan

 

The Queen of The May and Her Harvest Kings
Written with Evan Watkins

1929′s newly crowned May Queen cordially invites you to an Evening of Competition, the likes of which this decade has never seen! It’s sure to be a roaring night of rigorous sportsmanship, delicious musical ditties and enough coleslaw to keep your stomachs happy and your belts tight! Don’t miss out as Ohio’s own Golden Gladhart Twins compete for her creamy white hand in marriage. You can dress like a ragamuffin if you like, but you’ll sure look like a dope!

Photos by Sasha Arutyunova

 

The Fall of Hotel Mudafier To The Toltecs

Hotel Mudafier: the last beacon of luxury in a world consumed by violence and chaos. Documenting its legendary destruction and told through the eyes of wedding dress designers, senators, mistresses, pool boys, euthanasia clinicians and gossip columnists, this story seeks to answer that age old question: "What the hell is going on?"

 

Tom's Nightmare

Tom is a nice guy living the dream. He writes children's books, he loves his wife, and this morning, his brain broke open unleashing a mob of his worst nightmares into the real world. Time to wake up, Tom.

 

 

MUSICALS

Finn The Fearless

Book by Andrew Farmer
Music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler

Finn the Fearless is a storytelling folk-musical, told by a rowdy traveling gator show, about an unusual boy's journey to meet the devil, deep in the swampy heart of Florida.

 

Blessing

Book By Andrew Farmer
Music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler

It's Spirit Week in Blessing, AL, the little ol' town that lives up to its name with sunny skies, friendly faces and the fact that it hasn't been hit by a hurricane in over 92 years. Or is it 93?

But as storm clouds stir up forgotten secrets and unspoken sins, the good folks of Blessing are forced to take a closer look at their lives and consider just how blessed their little town really is.

 

Boats And

Book By Andrew Farmer
Music and Lyrics by Nate Weida

Humans have been wiped out and all our crap's been left behind. A sweeping combination of music, comedy and wild physicality tells us the epic tale about all the big and small stuff we make and trash and store and use and surround ourselves with every day. Will the boats miss us? Will the spoons?