Herbert D. Greggs Awards

The Herbert D. Greggs Awards promote innovative, in-depth writing about theatre design and technology in TD&T. Merit awards are also given.

Herbert D. Greggs Award (highest honor) and the Herbert D. Greggs Merit Award promote innovative, in-depth writing about theatre design and technology in TD&T. Named in honor of a highly-regarded former USITT General Manager, the Herbert D. Greggs Award was first given in 1979. The "Merit Awards" began in 1998.

Judging Criteria

All full-length articles published within the volume year are eligible, with the following exceptions: articles and editorials written by employees of the Institute, book reviews, obituaries, and product reviews.

The winning article will demonstrate clear, logical thinking, artistic insight, and exceptional writing and/or illustrating ability. Preference is given to articles which investigate new areas of design and technology, or provide new insight into existing knowledge.

Past Winners

2020

Honor: Caitlyn Garrity
"Building a Better Workplace," Summer 2019

Merit: Sandra Goldmark
"Circular Design and Production," Winter 2019

Merit: John Huntington
"Bridging Art and State-of-the-Art," Summer 2019

2019

Honor: Maarit Kalmakurki
"The King and His Costumes

Merit: Ted Krauss
"Critical Thinking and Decision Making"

Merit: Jessica Hansen
"Theatre Artist by Day, Cosplayer by Night"

2018

Honor: Kim Poppiti 
"Hamilton's Turntable and Ring Stage" , Winter 2017

Merit: Deanna Fitzgerald
"Meditate on This", Winter 2017

2017

Honor: Alexandra Bonds & Susan Tsu 
“Costume Design Gets Its Due”, Winter 2016

Merit: Christianne Myers
“Devised Theatre: An Ancient Story, a Uniquely Modern Space”, Winter 2016

Stephen Hitchcock & Matt Lathrop
“Supersized Video”, Summer 2016

2016

Honor: Mervyn Heard
“Dressed in Light: The Ancient Art of Projection on People”, Fall 2014

Margaret Mitchell
“Wood and Canvas (and Rabbit Glue) in the Modern World”, Summer 2015

Merit: Betsy Adams
“Spotlight on Women in Lighting”, Summer 2015