In 1970, Robert Kelley founded TheatreWorks, a regional theater company that stages performances in Mountain View and Palo Alto. Since then, he has helped the small company grow to its contemporary status as the fourth largest in the Bay area and has directed over 100 of its productions. In this segment, he discusses the art of being a good leader and how he has contributed to TheatreWorks evolution.
Spark also goes behind the scenes at the company’s production of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, “Proof.” Written by David Auburn, “Proof” opened the 2003-2004 TheatreWorks season and deals with the relationship between a mathematician and her mathematical genius of a father.
Meet the extraordinary individuals at the helm of major Bay Area arts organizations.