Actors Theatre of Indiana Co-founder, Don Farrell

Don Farrell is a co-founder of Actors Theatre of Indiana and serves as Artistic Director of the professional theatre company. Working together with his co-founders Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Collins, he has overseen the creation & implementation of all programming and, since its inception in 2005, has grown ATI from a small professional theatre company to an award-winning and vital member of the central Indiana arts scene.  For ATI, he has produced every production of its 10+ year history including the Palladium debuts of Two-time TONY award winning Sutton Foster (An Evening with Sutton Foster) and Two-time TONY award winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera (CHITA: A Legendary Celebration) both to critical acclaim.  He has directed many shows for ATI including Beyond the Rainbow: The Frances Gumm Story (Indiana premiere), Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters (Indiana premiere), My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Central Indiana premiere), COLE (Indiana Professional premiere), And The World Goes ‘Round, Rounding Third, A Grand Night For Singing, The Taffetas; Forever Plaid; and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.  Don has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1992, is a veteran of the concert/ theatrical stage, and has worked steadily in practically every capacity of the business. He has spent over 28 years working as a professional singer, dancer, actor, director, choreographer, and producer with a career that includes Off-Broadway, International Tour, National Tour, Las Vegas, Regional, Symphony concerts and Educational productions.  He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Music Theatre from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He has served as a member of the drama faculty for NYC’s premier musical theatre training conservatory Collaborative Arts Project 21, has taught drama workshops and master classes for theatre companies and universities and is a scholarship adjudicator for the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) Music Theatre Competition.