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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 ...

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 ...

Festival Winners Announced!

Here is the list of winning playwrights from this year’s “Panndora’s Box” 10th Annual New Works Festival.

 

AN HOUR UPON THE STAGE by Richard Manley

BURNING CITIES by Simon Fill

FOR SALE by Matthew Fowler

IN KINGS AND FOOLS by Kevin Daly

TRUE WILL by William Triplett

 

Honorable Mentions go to:

ANNIE AND THE FAT MAN by Gina Femia

ERATZ VANILLA by Cary Simowitz

MY ROOMATE LUCIFER by Alexandrew Recore

TRUE BLUES ...

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Derek Long
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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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