Rick Sparks  


On the Colony stage, Rick Sparks has directed Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out and Stage Struck.

Loving all aspects of theatre, Rick has garnered top award wins as a director, writer,  choreographer, sound designer, producer, and actor. His stage production of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (director/co-adaptor/co-producer) was the runaway hit of the 2001-2002 season and  won 17 theatre awards. Rick won his second L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Directing Award for A  Clockwork Orange co-produced along with Greenway Arts Alliance.

Other credits include the Los  Angeles premiere of Psycho Beach Party (Director/Co-Producer) winner of 2 L.A. Weekly Awards and  5 Drama-Logue Awards, Highballs Ahoy! (Director/ Choreographer/Co-Writer), There’s No Place Like Hollywood (Director/ Choreographer) which received an Ovation Award nomination for Best  Musical. A Charlie Brown Commercial Christmas (Director/Co-Producer/Co-Writer) which received 3  L.A. Weekly Award nominations. 

Other directing credits include The Los Angeles premier of John  Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money?, Kiss Me, Kate, Inconceivable, Tallulah, The House of Blue  Leaves, A Life in the Theater, Blithe Spirit, Grease, Hey Mr. Producer!, and the choreography for Sheila Sands Live At The Roxy, produced by Lily Tomlin. 

As an actor, he appeared on Broadway in Cats, Les  Miserables, and Sunset Blvd.

October, 2006