Derrick Ledbetter made his NYC debut Off-Broadway in Austerity of Hope in the June Havoc Theatre. Derrick also did Lombardi with Southern Stage in Atlanta, GA with John Woodson and Monica Bell. Since then, Derrick has founded 15-501 Productions, production company in the city with fellow Alums Alice Whitley, John Brummer, Jimmy Kieffer, and Kahlil Garcia. The company’s inaugural play, Jericho written by Kahlil Garcia, premiered in The New York International Fringe Festival the summer of 2015.