Britton Wayne Mauk

  • Teaching Assistant Professor

Britton Wayne Mauk (he/him/his) is a scenic designer (that happens to be a queer, trans man) that is devoted to diverse collaborations, bold choices, and innovative solutions. Thinking outside the box while ensuring the production remains visually accessible and true to the artistic intention.

Most notably, he has designed several world premieres—Untitled and The Burdens at City Theatre, and Old Man and the Sea at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Some of his other designs from these venues include American Fast and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at City Theatre, Good Grief, and Wig Out! at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Britton has designed for Portland Center Stage (Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Rent) in Portland, OR; Long Wharf Theatre (I am My Own Wife) in New Haven, CT; Cardinal Stage (<Matilda the Musical and Fun Home) in Bloomington, IN; Mixed Blood (Mermaid Hour Remixed) in Minneapolis, MN; Bristol Riverside Theatre (Skeleton Crew); Gulfshore Playhouse (26 Miles and Steel Magnolias) in Naples, FL. Closer to home, he has designed for Pittsburgh Public Theatre (The Chief), Front Porch Theatricals, CLO Cabaret, Prime Stage, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, and Quantum. 

He is an active member of the USITT IDEAs Committee, co-chair of the USITT Queer Nation Network, and co-coordinator for the USITT Gateway Program.

Britton has taught at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts.

His portfolio can be viewed at

Education & Training

  • MFA in Scenic Design - Carnegie Mellon University
  • BFA in Scenic Design - California Institute of the Arts