Graduate Student Spotlights

Derek Randall

Educational Theatre

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
After completing my undergrad with a B.F.A. in performing arts I spent the following two years working as an actor and teaching artist in Atlanta. I had always known that I would want to go back to school and when I discovered this program I knew it was the right time to carry on with my education. I choose NYU because of it's great reputation and location in the heart of the city.
My inspiration is:
William Shakespeare
I would like to be remembered for:
saving the world from certain destruction.
Something I collect:
Why I went to Graduate School:
Because their is so much more for me to learn.
My best job ever:
My very first paid acting gig. Samson, in Romeo and Juliet
A hobby I have is:
Video Gaming
The professor who influenced me the most:
Professor Rona Rothhouse, she was the first person to introduce me to thearte.
My favorite place to study is:
My bedroom, or Pless lounge.
My best commuity service experience:
Volunteering to work with the inmates of a correctional facility on a theatre workshop.
My secret passion is:
To play Macbeth, and John Proctor in The Crucible.
If I could take a year off I would:
raise some money to produce my own plays.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Bethel, Connecticut
What are your plans after you graduate?
Work towards my dream of starting my own theatre company.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
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