Derek Walden-Knapp

Technical Director

“The art of making art… is putting it together.” Sunday in the Park with George
Theater is “storytelling with style,” and there’s nothing more real than seeing a story play out on a stage in front of you. I was dragged into the world of theater as a kid by my eldest sister and I’ve been stuck like glue ever since.

I have been a crew member for CPT shows since the first season, where I ran the fly rail for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I’ve been the soundboard operator and stage manager for many shows over the years and happily filled the Tech Director position in 2017. My favorite musical is Man of La Mancha, an incredible story of self-worth and enlightenment. I’ve also appeared on our stage in The Glass Menagerie and Sister Act in recent years.

When I’m not cooped up in a dark theater, I prefer to be cooped up at home with my husband and dog.