Jay Glerum Rigging Masterclass Washington DC


Washington DC
Monday June 17 & Tuesday June 18 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm

ENTRY LEVEL - This class is limited to 30 participants.
ACT NOW! Registration for this class to close on June 10.




Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre

  • KreegerTheatre
    1101 6th St SW
    Washington, DC 20024
  • June 17 & 18 2019
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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.

This class helps to prepare classroom theatre teachers and non-professional technicians for industry-level, safety practices using theatre counterweight systems for rigging to increase safe working environments in schools and community theatres.

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.

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
  • Three hands-on segments to include:
    • Hardware – proper use and application
    • Fly System – system identification, safe operation, and maintenance overview
    • Working at Heights – ladders & Genie lifts and maintenance overview

This is a hands on learning experience for each attendee so that theory is translated to practice under the supervision of Internationally recognized trainers.


  • Shane Kelly - Chair of Design and Technology, Head of Theatre Technology, Head of Projection Design ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena & Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer
  • Brian Phillips - Technical Director, Ohio Northern University, ECTP Certified Theatrical Rigger
  • Christopher Morris - Technical Director, Salem State University

Entry LevelCal_State_San_Marcos

Registration March 14 - April 30 - $225
Late Registration May 1 - June 10 - $300

In association with CSUSM Extended Learning Glerum Rigging, has been approved for 1 Unit Credit for an additional $99. Register for this class first, then receive credit for your professional development using the following link. Registration info TBA.


Certificates will be issued in partnership with Educational Theatre Association so that attendees may apply for recognition of continuing education credit.edta_4c_pos_h_tag_sm


Secondary Teachers Can Apply for Travel Support

Up to 6 individual travel grants can be awarded for Entry Level classes in a calendar year.

Housing: Participants are responsible for reserving their own housing.

Sponsored by:

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Thank you also goes to our in-kind sponsors: