Catching the Butcher

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.

CHARACTER: Bill, "The Butcher of Harbor Park"

THEATER: Long Beach Playhouse (Long Beach, CA)

YEAR: 2013

Presented by Pandora Productions




from Eric Marchese's Backstage Review:

"Long creates an almost schizophrenic persona. His murderer moves slowly and deliberately and is animalistic in a simian way, speaking in a low growl. His typical spouse is overly solicitous of Nancy while also a parody of cheerful husbands of 1950s TV, comically characterized by the sappy daily greeting 'Honey, I’m home!'"

from Mia Bonadonna's Stage and Cinema Theater Review:

"As Wray’s male counterpart, Derek Long is thoroughly entertaining as the velvety-voiced doctor-cum-killer, Bill. Long’s perfect timing, grisly (yet practical) complexity, and psycho candor serve to elevate this production tremendously."


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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