Bronislaw Joseph Sammler

Henry McCormick Professor in the Practice of Technical Design and Production


Bronislaw Sammler, chaired Yale School of Drama’s Technical Design and Production Department from 1980 to 2017. In 2007 he was named the Henry McCormick Professor in the Practice of Technical Design and Production by Yale’s President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. 1, 2, & 3, and co-author of Structural Design for the Stage winner of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Golden Pen Award in 2000. Mr. Sammler has served as Vice Commissioner and Commissioner of USITT’s Technical Production Commission and was co-chair of the first five USITT National Theatre Technology Exhibits. He is a past Director-at Large and a current Fellow of USITT. Mr. Sammler was honored as Educator of the Year in 2006 by the New England Theatre Conference and chosen to receive the USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Technical Production in 2009. He earned his BA at SUNY Brockport (1967) and MFA at Yale School of Drama (1974), and is pleased to be teaching Structural design for the Stage and advising students in the TD&P department.