Rick Sperling has been a dynamic force for youth and arts in Detroit for more than twenty years. As founder of the internationally-acclaimed Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Sperling was named a 2008 Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News for “inspiring self-discipline, a sense of teamwork and high personal standards in thousands of Metro Detroit children.” As a result of his work with Mosaic, Sperling has also received the Detroit Free Press award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. Under Sperling’s leadership, Mosaic was named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2006.
In addition to his work with Mosaic, Sperling has participated in a number of other community activities including:
Sperling has been a featured presenter at several national conferences, including:
Sperling has also created many critically-acclaimed scripts, including: