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.

USITT Honors and Awards Policy

 

 

 

Past Winners

2021

Honor: Deepsikha Chatterjee
“Ahariya Aesthetics,” Summer 2020

Merit: Frank Ludwig
"Is Now When We Panic?," Winter 2020

Merit: Byron Harrison
"Precedents for an Unprecedented Time," Summer 2020

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