New Works Festival Winners Selected

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.

The selection of winners from "Panndora’s Box" 10th Annual New Works Festival is completed! After evaluating over 200 new plays by authors from around the globe, the five finalists have been selected (along with five honorable mention winners). These truly amazing works will mounted by professional actors and directors this Winter. I hope you can join us for one, or all, of these performances to experience the amazing craft of these emerging playwright’s works. It’s going to be a blast! Stay tuned for all the details!

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Derek Long
Derek Long
Actor/Instructor

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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