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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Award-winning, Hollywood Actor, Director, and Producer Derek Long Moves to Asheville, NC

ASHEVILLE, NC (June 12, 2019) –  Award-winning actor, director, and producer Derek Long has relocated from Hollywood to Asheville, NC to engage in the region’s burgeoning, fertile theatrical community.

In addition to his collaboration with local theater companies, Long plans to establish a local chapter of his acclaimed one-on-one performance classes where he helps participants build stage skills for an effortless performance. Tailored for dancers, actors, musicians, or any artist who is the center of ...

Radio Monster on LA Talk Radio

Last weekend, the Radio Monster producer Rich Silverman and I sat down for a talk with Sheena Metal of LA Talk Radio to discuss our upcoming Hollywood Fringe Festival entry. It was a lively discussion about all things theater, the genesis of the project, and our journey to bring it to the general public. Sheena is a great, lively host with great insight, a quick wit, and an unpredictable naughty side! It was a real ...

In Kings and Fools Review from Signal Tribune Newspaper

We're two for two; another great review for In Kings and Fools! This time from the local Signal Tribune Newspaper. So pleased for eveyone involved, but sad to realize that this is the last weekend of perfomances. It's been a long and invigorating experience for me. Thanks again to all the folks at Panndora Prodcutions for allowing me to steer this ship. Your help, input and support means the world to me. I ...

Orange County Register Review of "in Kings and Fools" Is In

Well the review is in and it looks like all our efforts have paid off! The Orange County Register had lots of really nice things to say about our show. In fact, he couldn't really find anything negative to say at all. It's so great when audiences connect with material in the same way that you do. Kudos to our fantastic troupe of actors and techies on helping really make this show sing ...

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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