Craig recognized for excellence in sound design at global exhibition

Curtis Craig, associate professor of sound design and head of the Theatre Design and Technology Program in the College of Arts and Architecture’s School of Theatre, won first place in the professional sound design category at the 2022 World Stage Design Exhibition (WSD) in Calgary, Canada.

The award was presented to Craig in August at the WSD’s annual exhibition for his sound design work at the American premiere of “Frankenstein” at Denver Center Theatre Company in the fall of 2016.

This is the third time Craig was recognized at the WSD after receiving a gold medal in 2011 in Seoul, Korea, and a silver medal in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2017.

“It’s always amazing to participate in the exhibition,” Craig said. “It’s an awe-inspiring collection of design from the entire world, and to even be a part of it means something.”

Craig was one of 800 designers from around the world entered and from there a double-blind, peer-review jury selected 128 designers from 35 countries to be exhibited in Calgary where 128 medals were awarded to the top three in each category.

“To be selected by your peers and fellow designers as one of the best is fairly incomprehensible,” Craig said. “It is hard to understand, but also exciting and it means a lot coming from fellow designers.”

For more information on the WSD and full list of 2022 winners and exhibitions, visit the organization’s website.