The Farm was founded in 2000 by Rebecca Feldman. It is a collective of writers and performers whose interest is in the role of improvisation in creating fresh new work for theatre and film. Founding members include Sarah Saltzberg, Jay Reiss, and Dan Fogler.

Rebecca Feldman is the conceiver of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for which she won a Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk and Tony Nomination for Best Musical. She directed its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in the summer of 2004. Rebecca conceived, directed and performed in C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, the play upon which Spelling Bee is based, with her company The Farm. Previous projects with The Farm include Super (Atlantic Theatre Studio), V-Ville (West End Theatre), the work-in-progress Jade Winds or Why I Hate Florida. She has directed and performed in New York and regionally for the past 10 years including: New York Fringe Festival (Best of Fringe '98), Soho Rep, Adobe Theatre, New Dramatists, Mabou Mines and various downtown venues. Rebecca is a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab alum. She is currently in post-production for the upcoming short My First Time Driving as part of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.


Sarah Saltzberg's theatre credits most recently include Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, currently playing at Circle in the Square Theatre. She originated and developed her character, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, in C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, which she co-produced at the Theatorium in NYC. She has appeared off-Broadway as Helen in The Donkey Show (Club El Flamingo), Cherry in Sinfully Rich (Mint Theater), in her one-woman show "Dear Diary" (Broadway Spotlight Series, Ars Nova), as well as throughout NYC in long-form improv comedy with the Upright Citizen's Brigade. The last Thursday of every month, Sarah produces and stars in Don’t Quit Your Night Job at Joe’s Pub, Broadway’s first sketch and improv comedy series, to benefit TDF’s Open Doors program. Additionally, Sarah produced "A Night of One Acts: Bobby Gould in Hell and No Exit" at Theatre Row Studios. For the past six years, Sarah has been teaching improvisation to students in grades K-5 at P.S. 6 on the Upper East Side.
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