Derek Grant Martin is an educator, actor, director, choreographer, theatre technician and producer with over 25 years of experience in the professional theatre industry. He previously served as chairman of theatre at William Jessup University and head of the B.A. theatre program and M.F.A. faculty at Regent University. 

Martin is the founder and co-artistic director of the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He has worked at other theatres like Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Musical Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Musical Theatre of Connecticut, The Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Round Barn Theatre, to name a few.   

Martin has performed in productions of Singin’ in the Rain, Clue, The Secret Garden Scrooge, The Music Man and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, among others. He is passionate about redemptive and transformative storytelling, conversations about faith and artistry and vision-driven leadership.


  • B.F.A., Musical Theatre, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
  • M.F.A., Acting/Directing, Regent University

Courses Taught

  • Theatre as Mystery, Myth and History
  • VPT Practicum
  • Tap I
  • Stagecraft