There's A New Play In The Works

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.

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!

The play is a moving, humorous, and emotionally impactful exploration of the impact on veterans of the carnages of war. I'm really excited to get the chance to bring Travis' characters to life on the stage and to be able to bring this important work to the public's attention. Looks like we'll be lauching in October in Sherman Oaks. Come back here for more details!

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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