Common Boots Theatre is elated to announce
Derek Kwan as the company’s new Artistic Director.

Photo of Derek Kwan, a 40ish East Asian man, smiling at the camera and wearing a brown leather jacket, grey vest, and white shirt with black tie.


“I am thrilled to be joining Common Boots, a theatre company that has felt like a home to me. I look forward to continuing the groundbreaking work of the wonderful previous leaders and to exploring new theatrical horizons, particularly around ideas of integration and inclusion – not just of disciplines and form, but also of artists and audiences. More than ever I look forward to when we can safely come together, laugh, and play.”

Derek Kwan, Artistic Director

“Derek is an incredibly talented performer, director, and educator. His experience is tied to the roots & origins of Common Boots, and the board is very excited to begin our work together. ”

Ryan Singh, Board President