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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Teaser For "The Dogs Pond"

Reminder to everyone! "The Dogs Pond" opens this weekend! Check out the teaser:

You can pick up tickets at this link or take your chances at the door. Don't miss out of this World Premiere production!

Showtimes: Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Sunday, Oct 7 @ 7PM

Sunday, Oct 14 @ 7PM

Saturday, Oct 20 @ 7:30PM

Sunday, Oct 21@ 7PM

Saturday, Oct 27 @ 7:30PM

Sunday, Oct 28 @ 7PM

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 in "Sweet Texas Reckoning"

Derek Long performs in a new play, Sweet Texas Reckoning, that premiered this week at The Garage Theatre in Long Beach, CA. In a recent OC Register review, Eric Marchese said: "Long’s A.J. is a rambunctious good-old-boy with an irrepressible love of life, but when the scenario he desires begins to slip from his grasp, he shows surprising wellsprings of affection and dignity."


Visit the Sweet Texas Reckoning gallery for performance stills and more ...

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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