Instructors

Chua, Derrick

Entertainment Lawyer & Theatre Producer

C. DERRICK CHUA is an entertainment lawyer and award-winning theatre producer. Recent theatre productions include Morro and Jasp Do Puberty, Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl and When I Disappear (Edinburgh Fringe 2015) and Obeah Opera (Panamania). Past productions include Hawksley Workman & Christian Barry’s The God That Comes and Anthony Black’s When It Rains (Edinburgh Fringe), Haley McGee’s Oh My Irma (International Tour - Tampere, Varna, Edinburgh, Berlin, London, Kosovo, Ulaanbaatar, Brighton, Amsterdam, Kiel, New York, Victoria), Rob van Meenen’s Repetitive Strain Injury (Factory Studio) John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Dancemakers), Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries (Theatre Centre), James Gangl’s Sex, Religion & Other Hang-Ups (Theatre Passe Muraille), Woody Harrelson & Frankie Hyman’s Bullet for Adolf (Hart House Theatre), Logan Medland’s Fingers and Toes: A Tap Comedy Musical (Urban Stages, New York City), Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010 (Toronto, New York, Edinburgh), and Hunter Foster & Rick Crom’s musical Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale (ATA, New York City).  Derrick is co-founder and Core Artistic Team Member of Studio 180 Theatre whose productions include You Will Remember Me, NSFW, Cock, God of Carnage, The Normal Heart, Clybourne Park, Our Class, Parade, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens, Blackbird, The Arab-Israeli Cookbook and The Laramie Project.  He is the recipient of a Dora Award, Harold Award, Now Magazine Award as Toronto’s Best Indie Producer and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Honorary Membership for his Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts.  Upcoming: Haley McGee’s latest piece I’m Doing This For You (2016 Tour - London, Exeter, Tampere, Edinburgh) and Dance Animal Toronto (Toronto Fringe).