Elite Training


Elite Training is for emerging USITT Student & Early Career technical theatre professionals. May 10-12, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Registration for 2018 has closed. 
Please check back in January 2019 for next year.

The Elite program provides three days of intensive, hands-on training FREE to a total of 40 participants in sound, rigging, automation, projection, and stage management. Training will be held at the KA Theatre by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

Eight students per discipline train with USITT partners Cirque du Soleil, Meyer Sound, CM Entertainment Technology, Theatrical Concepts Inc., Silver State Wire Rope & Rigging Inc., and Tait Stage Technologies. Participants get backstage tours of Cirque shows and one-on-one interaction with industry professionals and production staff.

Those selected are responsible for their transportation to Las Vegas, hotel costs, and some meals. Hotel housing is $100 per night for Elite participants, $50 if willing to share with a roommate.

Disciplines: AutomationRiggingSoundProjection, and Stage Management

What you need to apply: Be a Student or Early Career USITT Member, educational experience, up to three disciplines you're Interested in, resume', and answers to the following questions; Why should you be chosen for this Intensive Training Opportunity? and Special Skills or Qualifications?

Have Any Questions?

Elite Training FAQ


For more information, please contact Karen Greenfield at Karen.Greenfield@USITT.org.

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