J. Michael Griggs

Trap Door credits

Set design
  • The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey
  • Queen C
  • The White Plague
  • The Old Woman Broods
  • Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman
  • The Locketeer
  • Phèdre

Resident Set Designer

J. Michael Griggs (he/him/his) has worked as a scene designer, technical director, and educator for an absurd number of years. He has taught at Harvard University, The University of Maryland, Carelton College, and University of Illinois. He designed for many Boston area companies such as American Repertory Theater, the Súgán Theatre Company, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and well as productions at the Speakeasy Stage Company, The Publick Theatre, and Tir Na Theatre Company. As a designer for WGBH Public television Michael designed for many local, national, and international television clients as well as national PBS shows like Mystery! and Fetch with Ruff Ruffman. Michael’s education includes an MFA from the University of California, San Diego and a BFA from the Depaul/Goodman School of Drama. Michael is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. As a carpenter, prop artisan, scenic artist, and technician he has worked at The Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf, and the long lost Chicago theaters Body Politic, The Organic Theater, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, The Theatre Building, and the Ivanhoe.