The Order of the Sword Award
The Order of the Sword is awarded to a member of the backstage crew for each show. It is a real sword, accompanied by a plaque and like the Cairo Kate award, travels from one winner to another at the end of a play. The original sword was presented to The Drama Workshop by Betty Wichman. She was truly a great backstage person and when she died, The Drama Workshop decided to honor her by naming this sword after her. The Order of the Sword was first presented in 1968 with the play The Gazebo. Since that time, it has been on stage during every performance as a symbol of the continuous unity of performers and technicians. Have you ever noticed it?