Ed Decker is a graduate of San Francisco State University and a former Director of the American Conservatory Theatre Young Conservatory. Ed is particularly proud of the tumultuous events in 1981 which galvanized a group of concerned parents and students to join forces resulting in the birth of The New Conservatory Theatre Center. A great source of joy is NCTC’s multi-theatre complex that showcases our Pride Season, In-Concert/Cabaret Series, Family Theatre, Emerging Artists, and the YouthAware Educational Theatre. Ed has served as a site evaluator for the California Arts Council, Marin Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the recipient of the STOP AIDS award for developing NCTC’s HIV Prevention touring programs for youth ages 5-18 that have been touring since 1986. Under his leadership NCTC has been named a two time winner of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Arts Excellence Award.

Founded in 1981, The New Conservatory Theatre Center is a not-for-profit theatre company located in San Francisco. NCTC showcases an eight-show LGBT-themed Pride Season, an In-Concert/Cabaret Series, Family Theatre performances, YouthAware Touring Educational Theatre, and an Emerging Artists program. NCTC also houses a comprehensive year-round Conservatory for youth and adults.

                                                                                                           Arts-Waves Program, aired on KPFA-FM, Nov. 14, 2016
                                                                                                             Ed Decker discusses the upcoming season, the previous
                                                                                                                      season, how plays are selected and cast, and more
                                                                                                                                                   KPFA Bay Area Theatre podcast

                                                                                                            Open Book Program,  aired on KPFA-FM, Sept. 13, 2013
Ed Decker discusses the upcoming season, the nature of 
casting, and other issues in this wide-ranging discussiomn
 A shorter version aired  on KPFA-FM.

Open Book Program,  aired on KPFA-FM, August 21, 2009  
Ed discusses the history of NCTC, upcoming plays and 
musicals,and his own life in this freewheeling
interview. A shorter version aired  on KPFA-FM.

Open Book Program, aired on KPFA-FM, Novemer 18, 2005
Ed is joined by John Fisher of Theatre Rhino to discuss the state
of Bay Area Theatre and gay theatre in particular. 

Heard on                                           
Open Book, KPFA-FM, Pacifica Radio Berkeley              
Fridays 3 pm                                       

About the interviewer: 

RICHARD WOLINSKY hosts "Bookwaves on Cover to Cover" heard every Thursday at 3:00 pm on KPFA-FM in Berkeley. He also hosts occasional theatre interviews on "Open Book" on Fridays at 3 pm. 
Ed Decker