Oscar G. Brockett Golden Pen Award, sponsored by USITT and the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Texas - Austin, honors an outstanding publication in the field of design and production for the performing arts. The recipient of this award, first given in 1986, is the author of an outstanding, major, recent publication in the field of design and production for the performing arts.
The winning works are significant in the field of performing arts and are outstanding examples of one or more of the following:
- Scholarly research and critical thinking
- Presentation of the work and methodology of exceptional practitioners for theatrical arts and/or crafts
- Description of the methods, skills, and technology involved in creating works of theatre and/or crafts
Detailed eligibility and guidelines can be found here.
Nominations for the Oscar G. Brockett Golden Pen Award may be made year-round. Any nomination received on or after July 1 will be considered for the next year’s award.
Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture
Karen Maness and Richard Isackes
The Art of Hollywood
John E. Bowlt
Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design
Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design
Stage Designers in Early Twentieth-Century America
Peter McKinnon and Eric Fielding
World of Scenography, 1975-1990
A Theatre Project