Jay Glerum Rigging Masterclass Entry & Advanced Level


August 14-15, 2017 8:00am-4:00pm

Hartford Stage

Hartford, Connecticut




Entry Level: 

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Early Registration Mar 1- June 1: $150
Late Registration After June 1: $175

Advanced Level:

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Early Registration Mar 1-June 1: $350
Late Registration After June 1: $400

Entry Level Masterclass Information Advanced Level Masterclass Information
Building Blocks of Stage Hoist Automation


  • Ed Leahy, Lead Instructor
    Chicago Flyhouse - Head Trainer
  • Bridget Cox 
    JR Clancy - Executive Project Manager
  • Topher Morris 
    Salem State University - Technical Director

Curriculum to be covered

  • Safe Operation of Counterweight Fly Systems
  • Basic Rigging Tools and Hardware
  • How to Safely Rig and Fly Scenery
  • Safety Procedures for Working at
    Heights and Using Ladders
  • Basic Rules for Fall Protection
  • Basic Maintenance of Rigging Systems
    Day to Day and Why Professional
    Inspections are Important











  • Shane Kelly
    DePaul University
  • Mark Witteveen
  • Chicago Flyhouse
    Bill Sapsis
  • Sapsis Rigging
  • Patrick Stewart
    Electronic Theatre Controls
  • Tom Lapp
    Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division
  • Pete Svitavsky
    JR Clancy

Main Topics

  • Fall Protection basics.
  • Current regulations and codes
  • Limiting fall hazards, Restraint,
    Protection, Arrest
  • Fall protection equipment
  • Considerations for creation of
    fall arrest system—structure, planning, etc.
  • Concerns and considerations once
    someone has fallen/loads involved
  • Fall rescue plans
  • Simulating a fall
  • Demonstrating rescue systems
  • Demonstrating how rope access
    could be used by those certified.

ETCP certificants who take this course
will receive 14 renewal credits.

This course will not certify attendees in
any other manner

Homewood Suites by Hilton
338 Asylum St
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

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Room Type/Rate  Sunday 8/13/2017 Monday 8/14/2017 Tuesday 8/15/2017
Studio Suite $119.00+15% Tax rate $119.00+15% Tax rate $149.00+15% Tax rate

Additional adults in excess of 2 per room will be charged at $10.00 per night per additional person.  Breakfast is included with room.
Parking Fees: Nightly rate of $16 per car + 6.35% tax

This is a hands on learning experience for each attendee so that theory is translated to practice under the supervision of Internationally recognized trainers.

Certificates will be issued in partnership with Educational Theatre Association so that attendees may apply for recognition of continuing education credit.

Secondary Teachers Can Apply for Travel Support