Bill Sapsis

Sapsis-2009Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Inducted as a Fellow: 2009

Your earliest memories of the institute?

Attending my first USITT conference.   1983 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  It was an auspicious beginning.

Your favorite USITT memory?

Stump the Rigger sessions with Jack Suesse at the Conferences.

Career Highlights:

  • Head rigger at the Marriott Marquis Theatre, Times Square and the Palladium Nightclub
  • Rigging for White House events during the 1990’s
  • A neighborhood production of Peter Pan for 8 year old kids in Philadelphia.
  • Training classes for Cirque du Soleil

Short list of USITT involvement:

  • Two Term Board of Director
  • Finance Committee Member
  • Fellow
  • Exhibitors Committee

USITT members who have made a difference to you:

  • Jack Suesse
  • New Bowman

About being a Fellow?

Awe inspiring to be able to share experiences with people like Richard Pilbrow, Joe Aldridge, Jack Suesse and Jay Glerum

What does USITT means to you personally?

The Institute has given me the opportunity to work not only with the leading industry professionals of today, but also with the students who will be the leading industry professionals of tomorrow

Your publications:

  • Heads! And Tales, Uncle Bill’s Musings on the Theatrical Experience
  • Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century


You betcha.  As often as I can.   Both as a mentor and a mentee.

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