Derek has been an Elmwood fixture since 1987. He has acted in, directed, produced, and stage managed in numerous Elmwood productions, as well as working in other capacities: Acting includes Torvald in A Doll’s House Part 2 in 2022, Ben in The Little Foxes, and Porch Stories II among others. Directing includes 2022’s You Should Be So Lucky, Much Ado About Nothin’, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He has produced or co-produced The Shape of Things, Night and Day, The Rose Tattoo, and the first Broadway Bound. Derek also runs the Public Domain Players for Elmwood, which conducts free readings of both classic and seldom-performed plays in the public domain. He has been seen at Antrim Playhouse, Red Monkey Theater Group, Nutley Little Theatre, Rhino Theatre, Instant Shakespeare Company, and YPTC Players. During the day, Derek is Deputy Director with the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.
Golden Elm Leaf Recipient (2004)
Life Member (2018)