All the Oxytocin in Your Fingertips

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.

All the Oxytocin in your Fingertips



PLAYWRIGHT: Cary Simowitz

VENUE: COMMA Performing Arts Center, Morganton, NC

DATES: November 16, 17, & 18, 2023 (7pm)


ASL. ASMR. TUT. A Deaf of Hearing individual, raised in a caustic 1990's household where sign language is forbidden, secretly navigates three different communities that are united by a passionate belief that communication (and love) can ignite from all the sparks alive in your fingertips. This coming of age story poses the question: "Would you rather be a 'different' person in a 'normal' world...or a 'normal' person in a different world?"


Cary Simowitz (He/Him/His) is a thirty-two-year-old playwright hailing from Coral Springs, Florida, and currently living in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2019, he graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television with his Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting. Cary’s plays have collectively garnered him recognition in over two-dozen competitions across the country, and have been developed at a variety of prestigious venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. All the Oxytocin in Your Fingertips, has previously won the grand prize at 2021 Futurefest, hosted by the Dayton Playhouse Theater, and achieved finalist status in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s combined 2020 and 2021 National Playwrights Conference. It was most recently developed as part of Panndora Production’s 16th Annual New Play Festival. Find his work and leave recommendations here.

Permission granted by the playwright. All inquiries concerning rights to ALL THE OXYTOCIN IN YOUR FINGERTIPS should be addressed to Cary J. Simowitz at [email protected]. This play is also available for review and recommendations on

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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