Derek Hughes

Derek Hughes

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Biography

Derek Hughes grew up in Minnesota, where he studied acting at the University of Minnesota. In 1997, Derek and his collaborator Steve Cuiffo were awarded First Place in stage magic by the International Brotherhood of Magicians for their performance, Express Train. In June of 1998, they were invited to stage it again at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. These days, Derek sometimes finds himself in Minneapolis, performing in Triple Espresso or at ACME Comedy Club. He also writes and performs original one-person plays, including Frankenstein at the Hennepin Center for the Arts, Dreams at the Jungle Theater all in Minneapolis, and Magic Exists most recently staged by Dixon Place in New York City. His independent film credits include Ground Rules, Cut Glass and Second Story Man. When not performing theatre, comedy, or acting in TV or advertising, Derek travels the country performing his magic at college and corporate events.