Jay O. Glerum Intermediate Level Rigging Class - Seattle

October 9 & 10 (Register by October 2 at midnight (11:59 p.m.))

Glerum Intermediate class:

Intermediate track is a classroom, PPT, and demonstration-based class for those familiar with rigging basics and the safe operation of a counter weight system or those who have taken the Entry Level course and seek to advance their skills.

The two-day curriculum covers design factor, physics of loads and forces, truss basics, bridle rigging and more...


  • Digital handout guided by the PowerPoint presentation.
  • Mid-morning break of coffee, bagels/donuts, fruit
  • An invitation to USITT's Launch Party to immediately follow the end of class on day two. Join USITT in welcoming local industry partners to a cocktail reception where we'll discuss and celebrate USITT's upcoming conference in Seattle, March 20 - 23, 2024.

This class qualifies for 12 ETCP renewal credits.


Curriculum to be covered:

  • Review of Breaking Strength, Design Factor, Working Load Limit
  • Physics of Loads and Forces
  • Beam Loading and Cantilevers
  • Truss Basics – inspection and general principles
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Bridle Rigging
  • Overview of basic automation controls
  • Out of balance loading situations for counter weight systems
  • Where the rules come from - Codes, Standards, and Risk Assessment

Registration will close on Monday, Oct. 2. at midnight (11:59 p.m.)

Attendees are responsible for their own housing accommodations.



Monday, Oct. 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Member rates:

Now - Sept. 18 (midnight 11:59 p.m. ET)

Members $525 | Non-members $575

After Sept. 18 (midnight 11:59 p.m. ET)

Members $550 | Non-members $600



Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA



Ed Leahy – Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Chicago Flyhouse, Inc. ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer

Shane Kelly – Head of Theatre Technology, The Theatre School at DePaul University and President Shane Kelly Rigging. ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer. He is the co-author (with Jay O. Glerum) of the upcoming 4th edition of the Stage Rigging Handbook.


ETCP  Chicago Flyhouse