Derek joined AstonRep in 2013 and currently serves as Associate Artistic Director. Previous directing credits with AstonRep include Doubt, Next Fall, Wit, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lyons, The Black Slot, The Laramie Project, and co-directing Eleemosynary with Jeremiah Barr. He also produced the sold out run of Four By Tenn, a festival of one-act plays by Tennessee Williams. He serves as Artistic Director of The Comrades where he’s directed productions of Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love, Prelude To A Kiss, and co-directed BOB: A Life In Five Acts. He’s also directed for BrightSide Theatre, Wilmette Center for the Arts, Pride Films & Plays and assistant directed at Goodman, Bailiwick Chicago, and Steppenwolf Garage. Regional credits include Festival 56, Shawnee Summer Playhouse, New Ground Theatre, and five seasons at Timber Lake Playhouse.
AstonRep Credits:

Doubt (Director)
Next Fall (Director)
The Water’s Edge (Costume Design)
Wit (Director)
The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Director)
The Lyons (Director)
The Black Slot (Director)
Eleemosynary (Director)
The Laramie Project (Director)