Joel E. Rubin Founder's Award

Nominations Closed for 2019-20

The Joel E. Rubin Founder's Award is presented to a USITT member in recognition of outstanding and continued service to the Institute. This award was named in honor of Dr. Joel E. Rubin, co-founder and the second president of the Institute. Given to USITT members in recognition of extraordinary and continued service to the Institute, the award is presented as an important highlight of the Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

Past Winners

2019

 Robert Scales

2018

Richard Pilbrow

2016

Lea Asbell-Swanger

2015

Andi Lyons

2013

Tom Young

2012

Robert J. Thurston

2011

Richard Stephens + Bernhard Works

2009

Arnold Aronson

2008

Richard K. Thomas + Samuel H. Scripps

2007

Zelma H. Weisfeld

2006

Bruce Brockman + James R. Earle, Jr.

2005

Lawrence J. Hill

2004

Norman Bouchard

2003

James L. Moody

2002

John S. Uthoff

2001

Jay O. Glerum

2000

Van Phillips

1999

Timothy L. Kelly

1997

Richard Durst + Jean A. Montgomery

1996

William J. Byrnes

1995

Leon J. Brauner + Sarah Nash Gates

1994

Joy Spanabel Emery

1993

Mitchell K. Hefter, Steve R. Terry, + Kenneth E. Vannice

1992

Eric Fielding

1991

Richard Devin + Christine Kaiser

1990

Williard F. Bellman

1989

Dr. Randall Davidson + Charles E. Williams

1987

Dr. Richard L. Arnold

1986

Frederick M. Wolff

1985

Charles Levy

1983

Leland H. Watson

1979

Dr. Ronald C. Olson

1978

Hans Sondheimer

1977

Dr. Donald H. Swinney

1976

Leslie Armstrong Smith, Gary Gaiser, International Theatre Institute of the U.S., + Joel E. Rubin, Ph.D., OISTAT President

1975

Arthur Benline

1974

Edward F. Kook

1973

Harold Burris-Meyer

1972

Joel E. Rubin, Ph.D

1971

Edward C. Cole

1970

Ned A. Bowman

1969

Herbert Kliegl