Brooklyn, New York Actor | Theatre Educator | Director derekRherman@Gmail.com
Hailing from the keep-it-weird city of Portland, Oregon, Derek has made his journey from the West Coast to the East Coast to pursue his dreams. As a child, Derek worked as a professional actor throughout Portland including the West Coast Premier of Speech & Debate with Artist's Repertory Theater. A new New York actor, Derek has participated in the New York New Works Theater Festival and the Living Room Theater's Immigration Reading Series. On top of Acting, Derek is also pursuing his passion for Directing and Teaching at Acting Out! Brooklyn's premier acting school.
As a graduate from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Derek has performed with a number of theatre's including: the Tony Award Winning Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Raven Theatre, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Artistic Home. Derek is also a Teaching Artist and Director for The National High School Institute Theatre Cherubs Program and formerly taught at The Chicago High School for the Arts. Derek also served as the founder and Artistic Director for Fearless Theatre, which he founded upon graduating college.
In his spare time, Derek also enjoys whipping up meals in the kitchen for friends, and working on living a healthy and fit life style. Having gone to a school with a firm stance on social justice, Derek is an Actor, Director, and Teaching Artist that sees theatre as a platform for change, dialogue and inspiration and is eager for then next journey and projects that awaits.
Derek will be Directing: Gone in 60 Seconds #NextGen
Gi60's the world's only International One Minute Play Festival. Created in 2003 by ScreamingMediaProductions (Artistic Director Steve Ansell). Gi60 has been performed annually in the UK and New York since 2005. The #NextGen features young performers.
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