Brooklyn, New York Actor | Theatre Educator | Libra derekRherman@Gmail.com
A new New York actor, Derek is a graduate from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Derek hails from the keep-it-weird city of Portland, Oregon where he grew up performing. In his time in Chicago, Derek has performed with a number of theatre's including: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Raven Theatre, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Artistic Home. Derek has also been a Teaching Artist for The National High School Institute Theatre Cherubs Program as well as 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. Having gone to a school with a firm stance on Social Justice, Derek sees theatre as a platform for change and inspiration and is eager for the journey that awaits.
Recently Seen In:
Thomas/Ensemble Sleepy Hollow The Musical
Rooted in the classic Washington Irving tale, ”Sleepy Hollow ~ The Musical", is a multi-layered mystery with contemporary twists that defy expectation; saturated with an energetic, memorable score, and characterized by beautiful, haunting melodies.
Sleepy Hollow, the Musical has been selected to premiere at the New York New Works Festival at the Duke Theatre on 42nd street on the 9th of October, and will be showcasing an exciting 25 minute "teaser" version which includes five original songs! The New York New Works Festival is an extraordinary event that showcases a handful of pre-selected theatrical new works specifically to industry panelists. A limited number of tickets are available NOW to the public. Attendees are invited to vote for the strongest work to move forward onto the next round.