Derrick Ivey’s previous directing credits for The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. include: “Princess Ida,” “The Mikado” (2010 and 2003), “The Gondoliers,” “The Yeomen of the Guard,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” “Patience,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and “Ruddigore.”

Other regional directing credits include: “The Servant of Two Masters,” “The Glass Menagerie,“ “Rough Crossing,“ “Deathtrap,“ “Chicago – A Musical Vaudeville,“ “The Zoo Story,“ “The Diary of Anne Frank,“ “Heartbreak House,” “The Baby with the Bath Water,” “Lady Windermere’s Fan,“ and “Oliver;“ as well as his original stage adaptations of Moliere’s “The Doctor in Spite of Himself,” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the Greek myth “Antigone,” James Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” and Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.”

Regional acting credits include:  Emcee in “Cabaret,” Goldberg in “The Birthday Party,”  Rochester in “Jane Eyre,” Ted in “God’s Ear,” Jake (etc.) in “Stones in His Pockets,” Martin Dart in “The Receptionist,”  Miles/Lady Romola/Valentino in “Act a Lady,“ the Cook in “Mother Courage,” Howie in “Rabbit Hole,” The Historical Event (21 roles) in “How I Got That Story,” The Photographer in “At the Vanishing Point,” Edgar in “King Lear,” Martin in “The Goat,” Orson Welles in “Orson’s Shadow,” Dr. Cukrowicz in “Suddenly Last Summer,” Richard Nixon in “Nixon’s Nixon,” Mark Antony in “Julius Caesar,” and Boyet in “Love’s Labours Lost.”

Derrick has a long-time affiliation with Manbites Dog Theater of Durham — as both an actor and a designer.  He has also worked with 15-501 Ballet, Archipelago Theater Company, American Theater Practice, The ArtsCenter, Burning Coal Theater, Chinchilla House Theater, Dysfunctional Actors’ Theater, Echo Stage, Flying Machine Theater Company, The Justice Theater Project, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, The North Carolina Symphony, Peace College Theater, Shakespeare and Originals, Temple Theater, and Triangle Rep.

He was a principal dancer for modern choreographer Killian Manning from 1989-1995, and also appeared in her recent dance concerts “One by One by Once Upon a Time” and “The Year of Empty Wine Bottles.”


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