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Sign Up for Rigging Certification

There is still time to sign up for the industry's first rigging certification exams. There are two ETCP rigging credentials, each with its own exam: ETCP Certified Rigger- Arena and ETCP Certified Rigger - Theatre.

Application deadline is August 1, 2005, so those interested should act quickly. Exams will be given November 12, 2005, in Orlando, Florida, at ETS-LDI.

Qualified riggers can take either or both examinations, but individuals must meet eligibility requirements. For a complete application form, visit

Anyone wishing to encourage qualified candidates can download a flyer explaining the program here.

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Rigging Fundamentals Workshop

On a related note, the ESTA Foundation will offer a full-day Rigging Fundamentals Workshop on Thursday, November 10, 2005 in Orlando, Florida. Jay O. Glerum will present the workshop for the ESTA Foundation in association with Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design magazines. The course is limited to 40 people, with a discount for registration before October 1. Complete course information and a link to a downloadable registration form is available here or contact Greer Morrison at

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Still Time to Nominate a Good Book

Nominations for USITT 2006 Golden Pen Award are still being accepted. Nominating a deserving work is simple. Just click on this link. Nominated works should be outstanding, major, recent publications in the field of design, and/or production for the performing arts. Complete criteria and a list of past winners are available on the USITT web site.

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Costume Symposium Sells Out

USITT's 2005 Costume Symposium, Working and Shopping in New York is sold out, more than a month before the early registration deadline. The enthusiastic response to the program designed by Holly Cole means there is already a waiting list for any unexpected openings.

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