December 15, 2022

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As part of the Black, Brown and Green Voices series, and collaboration with the African American Irish Diaspora Network and John Brademas Center of New York University, a public interview was presented with Professor Herman D. Farrell, professor of theatre, Eugene O'Neill scholar and incoming president of the Eugene O'Neill Society. 

Born in New York and now based at the University of Kentucky, Herman D. Farrell is also a Editorial Review Board Member of The Eugene O'Neill Review and a member of the Dramatists Guild America. Herman has published and presented extensively on O'Neill and is personally interested in the intersections of American, Caribbean and Irish ethnic history.  

Black, Brown and Green Voices represents a documentation strategy and public humanities initiative which aims to amplify the diversity of the Irish diaspora by recording interviews with Black and Brown Irish Americans and those who speak to the Black experience in Ireland. The project director is historian Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey who has been affiliated with New York University since 2008 and is a founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network.

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Herman D. Farrell III

Herman D. Farrell III

Herman Daniel Farrell III was co-writer of the award-winning (Peabody AwardNAACP Image Award) and critically-acclaimed (New York TimesVarietyEntertainment Weekly) HBO Film Boycott, about Martin Luther King, Jr. Play productions and awards: civilian, 2011 New York International Fringe Festival; Rome, 2004 New York International Fringe Festival; Portrait of a President, 2002 New York International Fringe Festival (Excellence in Playwriting Award); Solo Goya, Lincoln Center's Director's Lab at HERE (NY 1998); Bedfellows, The Flea Theater (NY 1997), The Echo Theater Company (LA 1996) (Drama-Logue Award, Critic's Choice); PrecipiceALLOVERPOLLOCKOVERALLSolo Goya, The Empty Space (NY 1995).