Derek first performed at Elmwood in Antigone in 1987 and has been an active member ever since. A Doll’s House Part 2 is the 20th mainstage show he has acted in, spanning five decades. He recently played Ben in The Little Foxes in 2019 and took part in Porch Stories II in Fall 2020. Derek also is a director and You Should Be So Lucky was the seventh major production he has directed here. Derek runs the Public Domain Players for Elmwood, which conducts readings of both classic and seldom-performed plays in the public domain. Information about future readings and the link to recordings of past readings can be found there. Derek also appears at Antrim Playhouse, recently having directed and acted in Betrayal by Harold Pinter in June 2021. He also performs with Red Monkey Theater Group and YPTC Players. During the day, Derek is the Deputy Director with the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.
Golden Elm Leaf Recipient (2004)
Life Member (2018)