Derek Ritschel

Derek Ritschel

After many years as an actor and director, Derek added playwright to his resume in 2008 when he wrote his first play "The Perfect Pitch", a zany romantic comedy set in an Ad Agency during the hectic days leading up to the agency's pitch to a large prospective client. The Perfect Pitch premiered at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in summer of 2009 to highly responsive audiences and considerable critical acclaim. Lighthouse Artistic Director Chris McHarge directed. Derek succeeded Chris McHarge as[Read more]After many years as an actor and director, Derek added playwright to his resume in 2008 when he wrote his first play "The Perfect Pitch", a zany romantic comedy set in an Ad Agency during the hectic days leading up to the agency's pitch to a large prospective client. The Perfect Pitch premiered at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in summer of 2009 to highly responsive audiences and considerable critical acclaim. Lighthouse Artistic Director Chris McHarge directed. Derek succeeded Chris McHarge as Lighthouse Artistic Director in 2010,, where he remains. His latest play is "Rum Runners" a musical comedy written in collaboration with music man Steve Thomas.

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  • The Perfect Pitch

    Comedy, Romantic Comedy
    The Perfect Pitch
    Lynnie and Denton are the creative forces behind an Advertising Agency preparing for its most important presentation ever. The competition is fierce and everyone in the agency knows that the pitch must be perfect if they are… [Read More]