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Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses to take place Summer 2017

Press Release – USITT’s Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses are slated for June in Atlanta, GA and August in Hartford, Conn. The masterclasses honor the memory of one of our industry’s greatest advocates for safety and training, Jay O. Glerum.

The Rigging Masterclasses offer a hands-on learning experience for each attendee in both advanced and entry level tracks providing the best of the best in training by the internationally recognized seasoned and skilled trainers.

The Rigging Masterclasses are appropriate for students, early and mid-career professionals.

The entry level track, taking place in Atlanta, GA June 13-14 is geared towards students and educators and includes both counterweight and automated rigging safety and operations.

Both advanced and entry level tracks will be offered August 14-15 at Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT. The advanced class will be taught for ETCP renewal credit and includes training on the latest innovations in rigging as well as advanced safety techniques such as life rescue and other topics. This course qualifies for 14 ETCP renewal credits. Early registration ends June 1.

These 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.

USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is a national non-profit association for the live entertainment production industry. It provides hands-on learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities for emerging and working professionals in the backstage arts. Its Annual Conference and Stage Expo is the only complete production event in North America, featuring over 250 training sessions and 280 exhibitors of the latest tools and resources for creating live entertainment. More information is available at usitt.org.

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