The Dogs Pond Cast

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.

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.

The show deals with a group of veterans coming together for a weekend to help out one of their own who is strugggling with PTSD and his place in life after his final tour of Iraq. I was very lucky and honored to be able to find many actors who are also veterans themselves. For them, me, and the audience, I know their experiences will help bring a level of authenticity to the material that cannot be matched. We are all truly blessed to have found one another.

Bergsey - Fred Manscuso

Stills - Josh Evans

Owen - Craig Hasenbank

Carter - Ryan de Quintal

Uncle Pete - John William Young

Enfield - Ted Wells

Stand by for impending news about schedule, location, and tickets! 

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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