Bernhard R. Works Master Crafts Award

2021 Nominations close on November 2

This award was established in 2013 by USITT Fellow Bernhard R. Works, Ph.D, professor emeritus of design and technical production at the University of Illinois and 2011 recipient of USITT's Joel E. Rubin Founders Award and sponsor of the Frederick A. Buerki Golden Hammer Scenic Technology Award.

Winner of this award receives $1,000 & Conference registration for USITT Conference & Stage Expo. Awards are presented at USITT Conference & Stage Expo.

This award recognizes a student as a practicing theatre artisan. This award is to enhance further student training and/or development in one of four craft areas: scene painting, stage properties, costume making, and lighting technology. The award will be given on an annual rotating basis. The 2021 award will be for Lighting Technology.

Eligibility and Application Information

Past Winners

2020

William Young

2019

Jenn Bobo

Stage Properties

2018

Christina Curtis

Scenic Painting

2017

Philip Rheinheimer

Lighting Design

2015

Emily Morrisey

Stage Properties

2014

Alexa Busnot

Scenic Painting