Faculty MemberJames Farrell

Assistant Professor, Director of the Honors Program


Phone: (518) 442-4213

Campus office: PAC 356

Areas of Expertise: Screenwriting and Playwriting


James Farrell is the author of the plays Here and There; Old Times, Good Times; In the Recovery Lounge; Bing and Walker; Migrant Moon; Donnie; Djibouti; Purple Haze; Kelly, Flying Blind; Correspondence; A Believer in Those Things Which Cannot Be Proven to Be True; and Transplant, Black & White & Blue and Velocity of Geography, a full length work in progress. His plays have been produced at Circle Repertory Company in New York City; South Coast Repertory in Los Angeles; Northlight Theatre in Chicago; The Cleveland Playhouse; Jewish Repertory Theatre in New York City; Seattle Public Theatre; Theatre of the Riverside Church in New York City; City Theatre of Miami; City Playhouse in Los Angeles; Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire; and Stageworks/Hudson Theatre Company in New York. He has been a resident playwright at Circle Repertory Company in New York City and has served as Literary Manager for Circle Repertory and for the New York State Theatre Institute in Albany. Mr. Farrell is the recipient of a Drama League of New York Playwriting Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Award and has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center,and the Sundance Playwrights Laboratory. He has also served as a script reader for the Royal Court Theatre in London and as a juror for the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts playwriting jury. He currently teaches Playwriting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program and at the University at Albany/SUNY. Mr. Farrell is the Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director and a Resident Playwright in the Hudson Valley Theatre Collective, a new play development workshop initiative for primarily New York City based playwrights, directors, actors and designers. He is an active member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. and is a member playwright at the Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit in New York City.