2013 – 2014
CURRENT AND ON-GOING
From Brookdale Entertainments:
WALT WHITMAN: TIME TRAVELLER
Now in it’s third year of development the culmination, so far, had to be the staging of WALT WHITMAN IN IRELAND as part of Brookdale Entertainments’ double-bill at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre. Des Gunning described Farrell’s Whitman as “in the tradition of the Hermeticist, Giordano Bruno, forging words to create for the hearer an experience of mental, moral and spiritual uplift. The actor’s presence in the stripped-down staging achieves a rare alchemy”
Mr. Whitman remains a key element of Brookdale’s portfolio, appearing at Festivals and Special Events throughout New York and Brooklyn.
Of all appearances so far in 2014, Mr. Whitman especially enjoyed his night as a guest of The Poetry Brothel (conceived and produced by the Poetry Society of New York). Whitman is pictured below with Tenneesse Pink and The Madam – Nicholas Adamski and Stephanie Berger, the geniuses who invented this wonderful format.
Among the many other events Mr. Whitman has attended this year, he’s happy to have had some adventures with Kat George and Peter Carlaftes of Three Room Press.
Mr. Whitman is likely to remain “Current and On-Going” for several more years to come.
You can find out more here.
3 LIES ABOUT BROOKLYN
written & performed by John Beshaw-Farrell
” A performed memoir of a deeply troubled childhood Farrell makes us feel in immediate, touching and sometimes funny ways all the anger, hope, sorrow and innocence of the child he tells us was once himself. Unforgettable. Beautiful.”
This performed memoir remains a huge priority for Brookdale. The second installment will be performed in New York in July with an evening that fuses parts one and two lined up to perform in Edinburgh, Galway and Paris through August and September. This new section will follow our anti-hero through his late adolescence and early twenties. The tone is funny, street smart, filled with sex, art and gossip.
You can find out the latest here.
THE NEW BOHEMIANS
written by John Beshaw-Farrell
The staged reading of The New Bohemians which took place under the auspices of and with the support of Polaris North Studios got a great reception. Auditions for the workshop production that’s targeted for this summer will be held in late April.
Keep abreast of our progress as we inch toward a legit off-Broadway production here.
With other Companies/Groups:
Polaris North Studio
Academy of Everything is Possible
Current (Autumn ’13-Spring ’14)
1) Managing Director of Brookdale Entertainments: (In development)
a) Writer/Director NEW BOHEMIANS In association with Polaris North Studios (W. 29th Street, NYC)
b) Writer/Performer I’D RATHER BE WRIGHT
A new one-man show about Frank Lloyd Wright
3) Continuing to tour WALT WHITMAN: TIME TRAVELER to schools and festivals throughout Brooklyn and New York.
4) He is one of the Managers of The Academy of Everything is Possible an International Initiative based in Ireland that seeks to promote both the Arts and the Life of the Spirit. He is editor of their Facebook (Membership) Page.
Some Interesting Facts about John Beshaw-Farrell:
2) Directed his own adaptation of The Trojan Women for The Everyman Company in 1974 when he was 19. Staged at No. 1 Front Street, this made him one of the first artists to invade the crumbling dockside that would become DUMBO.