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.

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Hollywood Fringe Update-Robot Monster returns!

I'm directing this bad boy for the Hollywood Fringe Festival this summer. An all-new, musical version of the sci-fi cult classic, Robot Monster. Can you get any more fringe than that?!? More details soon!

Hollywood Fringe Festival

Hollywood Fringe, here I come!  

Well, it looks like I'll be directing a project at this year's Hollywood Fringe festival in June. I'll be sharing all the details with you in the coming weeks, but it promises to be a really entertaining genre-based, original musical. If you're not familiar with the Fringe, here's a brief mission statement from their site. Attending any of their performances funnels funds directly back ...

In Kings & Fools Email Blast

An In Kings & Fools email blast was released today! For those of you not in the Panndora Productions database, here's a recap of the details.



by Kevin Daly

directed by Derek Long

Sam and Mary Ellen are struggling to make sense of a son that has all but cut ties with them and another son who is quickly becoming the neighborhood outcast. They've ...

Of Fools and Kings - UPDATE

The staged reading I directed in November has been chosen as the winner of Pannndora's Box Festival of New Plays! That means that this Spring, I will get a chance to mount a complete production of this great play for a wider audience. Yes, this time there will be real props, designed stage, costumes, and everything!

The plan is to pull the production together immediately and debut the play at The Garage Theater this ...

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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