Working In The Theatre: Prop Masters

The life of a Prop Master is often unknown even to those working in the theatre.  But, an important career it is, filled with a variety of skill sets.  From designing innovative and usable props to sourcing the best materials to finding the best price to fulfill budget, these busy theatre artisans must wear many hats.

As we follow the journeys of prop masters Kathy Fabian, Buist Bickley, and Faye Armon-Troncoso, find out the ins and outs of what it takes to be a successful Prop Master in the theatre.

Kathy Fabian is currently represented by The King and I on Broadway, Living on Love, and An American in Paris. For more information on Kathy, visit

Buist Bickley is currently represented by The Audience, The Heidi Chronicles, and The Visit. For more information on Buist, visit

Faye Armon-Troncoso is currently represented by Fun Home and previously by The Mystery of Love & Sex at Lincoln Center Theater ( For more information on Faye, visit

American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.