Demanding performers, soaring costs, and dwindling audiences are just a few of the reasons many performing arts groups never make it past their opening seasons; However, in this episode of Spark meet three impresarios who have beaten the odds. In our first story, long before “Will and Grace” hit network television, Ed Decker was breaking new ground at the New Conservatory Theater Center. Then meet San Francisco Performances’s Ruth Felt who has spent a quarter century introducing Bay Area audiences to many of the world’s most accomplished musicians. And finally see how persistence has finally paid off for Berkeley’s Shotgun Players.
In this Episode
New Conservatory Theatre Center
Long before "Will and Grace," Ed Decker was breaking new ground at the New Conservatory Theatre Center.
San Francisco Performances
Meet San Francisco Performances's Ruth Felt who has been introducing music and dance talent to the Bay Area.
See how persistence has finally paid off for Berkeley's Shotgun Players.