Welcome to Drama!


My name is Derek Pickens and I'm ecstatic to be teaching Drama at Pinckney Elementary this year. Six years ago I moved to this wonderful city when I was hired by the Charleston Stage Company to teach and perform as one of their Resident Actors. Before that I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I got my MFA in Performing Arts, and Greensboro College, where I got a BA in Theatre Education. 

When I'm not at school, you will usually find me in rehearsal for a show I'm directing at school or performing in at one of the many theatre companies around town.