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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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The Dogs Pond Cast

With rehearsals well under way, I'd like to take a second and introduce the fabulous cast of actors that I've been getting to work with on this production. Some are old friends whom I've shared a stage with or directed and a few are new to me. They are all extremely deidcated and talented, so I know Travis Baker's words and characters are in good hands.

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There's A New Play In The Works

Over a year after reading Travis Baker's new play "The Dogs Pond" during Pannndora Productions' New Works Festival, the play continues to linger in my mind. The situations, characters and dialogue remain vivid in my head. Well, it appears that I will finally be getting a chance to work through some of that and direct this incredible new work of theater. Many thanks to the fabulous ladies at Panndora Producitons for their support!

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Tickets on sale now for Jupiter Moon

The box office is open.

Here is the link on EventBrite.com for purchasing tickets to the world premiere of Jupiter Moon written by Bob Valine. Once again, we'll be working out of The Garage Theater in Long Beach. The dates are May 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 31 and June 1, 2, 3. Hope you can join us!

Jupiter Moon cast

Here is our talented cast for Jupiter Moon! They are hard at work rehearsing this great play by Bob Valine. Can't wait for everyone to see them in action. They are:

Erik Pfeifer, Colleen McCandless, Karen Wray, and Paul Scott (along with director Sonja Berggren).

Jupiter Moon in rehearsals

Jupiter Moon is the 7th full length play chosen for Panndora Prodcutions annual new works festival.  I'm really exicted about this production since it was one of my top picks of the over 200 submissions last year. 

This time out, I'm working as an executive producer on the show and I'm really I am enjoying the challenges that presents. Its always rewarding to "wear a different hat" in your chosen field.

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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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