Derek Long is an award-winning, bi-coastal actor, producer, and director based in Asheville, NC, who enjoys practicing his art in whatever corner of the globe it takes him. His work can be seen online, on DVD, VOD, cable, and in-person on the stage. Enjoy and come back often for the latest news on Derek Long and his upcoming attractions.

Viewing posts from October, 2016

Presenting Our Fantastic Cast

Here is a picture of the cast of the stage reading I'm directing this November 5th, IN KINGS AND FOOLS. What a truly talented group of actors we've assembled: Kevin Ragsdale, Joshua Evans, Arek Pfiefer, Rebecca Taylor, Pete Taylor, Keira Whitaker, Nick Emmett McGee and Caitlin Lawerre. You are a DREAM cast!

Part of the challenge of a larger cast is getting them scheduled for rehearsals, but we finally found a date to ...

IN KINGS AND FOOLS gets a Director!

I've been fortunate to be chosen to direct the staged reading of IN KINGS AND FOOLS, by Kevin Daly, a drama about a blue-collar New England family and their neighborhood, set just before the tragedy of 9/11. The play has a classic feel to it, reminiscent of Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS…strong characters, and strong conflict.
The staged reading is part of Panndora Production's Panndora's Box Festival of New ...
Derek Long
Derek Long

A great actor is generous. They're in tune with themselves physically and emotionally. They come to terms with nerves, and work with it. They are present on stage, and they give themselves completely to the other actors, who are able to give back to them. There is give and take. The story is told, and there is total connection with the audience.

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