Theatre Design & Technology (TD&T) is published quarterly by United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. Its editorial focus covers USITT's ten interest areas: architecture, costume design and technology, education, engineering, health and safety, lighting, management, scene design, sound design, and technical production.
A subscription to TD&T is just one of the many benefits of belonging to USITT. Becoming a member is easy and can be done online. Special subscriptions are available to libraries. Please contact the USITT office for more information.
ARCHIVES and BACK ISSUES
As each issue of TD&T is published, digital copies of articles are posted on this TD&T website, the Willard F. Bellman Digital Archives of TD&T. USITT members may download articles, for free, for their personal use and for instructional purposes. (Adobe Acrobat Reader software required.) Non-members are asked to purchase back issues.
Back issues of TD&T, when available, may be purchased from the USITT office.
To facilitate research, a searchable online database of TD&T articles is available to the public. The database includes article titles, authors, abstracts, as well as data about how to locate each article (year, volume/issue numbers, page numbers, etc.). USITT encourages the use of the Willard F. Bellman Digital Archives of TD&T and the wealth of knowledge it contains for research and for limited instructional purposes. Any commercial use of these electronic files is prohibited without written permission from USITT. Please contact the editor.
WILLARD F. BELLMAN
Will Bellman was pillar in the USITT community. He was active in USITT for decades, in many ways, including chair of the Publications Committee.
This digital archives of TD&T was unfortunately not finished before Will's death in 2010. His enthusiastic endorsement of making TD&T available on the Internet helped kick-started this project - in 2002! - and Will's nearly complete collection of TD&T copies was invaluable in the more recent digitizing process.
Also invaluable was the support of California State University, Northridge, where Will was a founding member of the theatre department and an emeritus professor. The department generously allowed Barry Cleveland, a faculty member at CSUN and member of the USITT Publications Committee, free access to scanning equipment and Barry organized student workers to do most of the digitizing and cataloging.
Tributes to Will were published in USITT's Sightlines, and on the CSUN website.
LETTERS to the EDITOR
TD&T welcomes reader comments and suggestions. When writing, please include complete contact information (name, address, phone, e-mail, etc.) We publish as many letters as possible and sometimes find it necessary to edit for length. Please send your correspondence to the editorial office.
TD&T is always looking for exciting and interesting articles. If you have an idea for an article, we'd be interested in hearing about it. Our writers guidelines are available online and can be mailed to you upon request. A Juried Section of TD&T is available for our academic members who wish to have their articles judged by a jury of academic peers according to the rigorous standards of scholarly publications. More information is available in the TD&T writers' guidelines or by contacting the editor.
Reviews of books relevant to theatrical design and technology are an integral part of TD&T. Readers interested in reviewing books are encouraged to contact the book review editor, Arnold Wengrow. Publishers are welcome to send publicity materials and/or review copies to the TD&T editorial office.
The Herbert D. Greggs Award and the Herbert D. Greggs Merit Awards are given to promote innovative, in-depth writing in the area of theatre design and technology by annually recognizing the authors of outstanding articles published in TD&T. The first Greggs Awards were presented in 1979.