Derek Peruo New York

Specialties: Shakespeare and Classical Text

What Derek Peruo is offering:

Learn Shakespeare the same way his actors did!

How Derek Peruo can help you:

Expert in classic plays and heightened language with more than 12 years experience is here to help untangle the mysteries of the Shakespeare's plays!

I'll show you how to:
• Read Shakespeare's plays the same way his actors did.
• Locate clues in the text to unlock meaning, staging, character, and plot.
• Prepare for a major audition or exam so you remember all the key points.

If you're a student, actor, or general Shakespeare enthusiast, I invite you to contact me at the email address or phone number below for a free consultation and discover a different approach to Shakespeare's classic works.

I'm based in Chelsea, but will happily travel within Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Available for private and semi-private coaching sessions.

Derek is from New York City (where he still lives and works), and appeared off-Broadway as Doofus in the premiere production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Snow Angel, performed at HERE Arts Center. He's also appeared in Iphigenia In Tauris, Life’s a Dream, The Mark of Zorro and Man of La Mancha (to name a few).

Derek attended the school of Performing Arts at LaGuardia High School and went on to receive his B.F.A. in acting from DePaul University. He's studied various movement principles over the years, including Commedia dell’Arte, Feldenkrais, Lecoq, and sword fighting.

Today, his focus is on classic plays and heightened language, like Shakespeare, Molière and Beaumarchais. He thinks Aquila, The Pearl and New York Classical Theatre do awesome work, and loves laughter.