Jay Glerum Rigging Masterclass San Diego - Entry Level

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San Diego, California
Saturday March 30 & Sunday March 31 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm

ENTRY LEVEL - This class is limited to 33 participants.
ACT NOW! Registration for this class to close on March 25.


Registration for the Intermediate Rigging course in San Diego is now closed.


In association with CSUSM Extended Learning and the AME Leadership Institute 2019, EDUC 1124, 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.


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  • Don Powell Theatre
    Performing Arts Plaza
    5500 Campanile Dr.

    AMESan Diego, CA 92182-7601
  • March 30 & 31 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 scenery and lighting 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.


  • Ed Leahy – Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Chicago Flyhouse, Inc. 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
  • Jerry Dougherty - University of Central Washington - Production Manager

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Registration Dec. 14  - Feb. 1 - $225
Late Registration Feb. 2 - March 14 - $300

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

Housing: Participants are responsible for reserving their own housing.

Sponsored by:

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Thank you also goes to our in-kind sponsors: