ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF
IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD WOLINSKY
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.
Ed Decker discusses the upcoming season, the previous
season, how plays are selected and cast, and more
Ed Decker discusses the upcoming season, the nature of
casting, and other issues in this wide-ranging discussiomn
Ed discusses the history of NCTC, upcoming plays and
musicals,and his own life in this freewheeling
Ed is joined by John Fisher of Theatre Rhino to discuss the state
of Bay Area Theatre and gay theatre in particular.
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