Jay Glerum Rigging Masterclass Entry & Advanced Level

Aug 14-15, 2017

Hartford Stage

Hartford, Connecticut

Registration Opens March 1, 2017

Registration information and Rates:

Entry Level:
Early Registration March 1 - May 1: $150
Late Registration After May 1: $175


Advanced Level:
Early Registration March 1 - May 1: $350
Late Registration After May 1: $400

Advanced Level Masterclass Information
Building Blocks of Stage Hoist Automation

Instructors: TBA

Main Topics

  • Mechanical Design Considerations
  • Electric Motor Control
  • Human Machine Interfaces and Control Networks
  • E-Stop Systems
  • Safety Protocols
  • Applicable Codes for the Entertainment Industry

The course is qualifies for 12 ETCP renewal credits.

Entry Level Masterclass Information


  • Ed Leahy, Lead Instructor
    Chicago Flyhouse
  • Patrick Finn, Instructor                 
    JR Clancy
  • Shane Kelly, Instructor
    DePaul University

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

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 Assocation so that attendees may apply for recognition of continuing education credit.

Secondary Teachers Can Apply for Travel Support

Housing: TBA