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 August, 2016

SHOWING NOW: Traffic School

Derek Long is featured in a new work, Traffic School, at Found Theatre in Long Beach. The show runs July 29 - August 28 at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30pm on Sundays. Learn more here.


From Found Theatre:

A tongue-in-cheek tribute to fresh-faced teacher flicks such as "To Sir, With Love," and troubled teen dramedies like "The Breakfast Club," "Traffic School" is an original Found Theatre comedy written and directed by John Sturgeon ...

Derek Long featured in CURTAINS UP review

Long was a particular standout for his funny turn as a man trying to unload hundreds of household products he has accumulated, in addition to a more serious scene in which Long plays a gay man anxious to sell the mattress shared by him and his recently unfaithful partner.

-Chris Carpenter, CURTAINS UP: In Long Beach, a Play Found on Craigslist



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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