Padraic Lillis is the founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. The Farm Theater’s name inspired by the ‘farm’ system of baseball cultivates early career artists through workshops, productions, and artists. As a playwright, has been produced nationwide and are published with Dramatists Plays Services and Indie Theater Now. Most recently he was awarded the Planet Advocate and Best Solo Show for his solo show on suicide awareness, Hope You Get To Eleven or What are we going to do about Sally? His play Pooter McGraw Is Not Dead Party was produced at Kansas University. His film Hand Over Hand, which he wrote and directed, was awarded Best Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival. His play Lights Up On The Fade Out was awarded top ten plays of 2011 in Los Angeles. His other plays, Two Thirds Home was produced in New York by the Broken Watch Theater, and Ronnie’s Mask was produced in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Performance Garage. His solo show How to Survive Crack Addiction was produced in New York at Art/NY. As a director he has been awarded the NY IT Award for Outstanding Director for Lindsay Joy’s Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, Overall Excellence in Directing Award from NY International Fringe Festival for Lee Kaplan’s Bully, Outstanding Director at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity for Valerie David’s The Pink Hulk. Padraic has taught with NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, is a member of The Labyrinth Theater Company and a lifelong Yankee fan.