Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses are heading west to San Diego.
Both entry and intermediate level tracks will be offered. The entry level track taking place March 30-31 will be held at San Diego State University in the Don Powell Theatre while the intermediate level track takes place in the same location April 1-2.
The Entry track is geared towards those needing to reaffirm their knowledge of or build upon their understanding of the basics in rigging and includes both counterweight and automated rigging safety and operations. The two-day curriculum covers rigging basics, terminology, hardware, systems, tools and safe practices. Attendees are issued the Jay O. Glerum Stage Rigging Handbook and use this text as a reference.
The intermediate level track is 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. Attendees are issued a handbook guided by the PowerPoint presentation. This class qualifies for 14 ETCP renewal credits.
Instructors for both the entry level and intermediate level tracks include:
- Ed Leahy – Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Chicago Flyhouse, Inc. ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer
- Shane Kelly - Chair of Design and Technology, Head of Theatre Technology, Head of Projection Design ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer
- Loren Schreiber - Director of Technology at San Diego State University’s School of Theatre, Television, & Film. ETCP Certified Rigger
All Jay O. Glerum Rigging classes are offered through the support of donors and corporate sponsors. Through their generous giving these courses are offered at reasonable rates. Proceeds support the education offered by USITT including the Rigging Safety Initiative. Sponsors for the Jay O. Glerum Rigging Mastereclasses are JR Clancy, ETC, and H&H Specialties.