Red Productions

Theater, Music, Art, and Film

Founded in 2009 by American playwright Gordon Farrell and avante garde film and theater director Tatiana Gelfand, Red Productions helps artists in New York develop their theatre and film projects. Under the guidance of New York music impresario and chanteuse, Sarah Hayes, jazz and swing era music have been a signature part of the Red Productions experience.

Gordon Farrell

(Artistic Director) holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, and has been on the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for nearly 30 years. His play "The Lifespan of a Fact" premiered on Broadway in 2018. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Canavale, it was co-written with Jeremy Kareken and David Murrell, directed by Leigh Silverman and produced by eight time Tony winner Jeffrey Richards. His plays have also been presented at Primary Stages and the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York, the Yale School of Drama, Tour de Force and William Shakespeare & Friends in San Francisco, and The Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo. His book, "The Power of the Playwright's Vision," published in 2001, has become a standard playwriting text in the U.S., Canada, and England.



Tatiana Gelfand

(Associate Producer/Resident Director) trained in the theater under the internationally celebrated Carlo Magaletti, serving as assistant director on his "Wunder[bar]" in Munich, Germany, and the Off-Broadway production of his "Let's Speak Tango!" In San Francisco, Tatiana directed "No Exit" at the Mojo Theater, "The Eighth Circle" and "The Audition From Hell" at the Playwrights Center of San Francisco, as well as co-developing and directing the immersive installation, "Ants," for the All World Fair in 2013. At the Red Productions theater lab in New York, she directed "Lovers and Other Liars," "Threshold," and "Exit Routes." As a filmmaker, Tatiana directed the James Brown-Orleans short film "Drawback," assistant directed "The Barase Ice Men of New York," as well as directing the webseries "Why The Hell Is She Asking Me That?" She is currently working on a new documentary "Through Red Windows."

Sarah Hayes

(Music Director) has been at the forefront of the New York jazz scene for many years. She has performed around the country and internationally for Jazz festivals, Corporate events, Casinos and Resorts as well as regular engagements for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg . She appears regularly in several of New York's premier clubs with her septet, Swing Society, as well as her trio & quartet. She is the newest member of the legendary "Artie Shaw Orchestra," performing in major jazz venues around the world