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Electrical, Rigging Training Slated in Michigan

The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT announces Electrical and Rigging Training Sessions at the Village Theatre at Cherry Hill in Canton, Michigan. The event will be hosted and co-produced by Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti in association with The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill.

Each session is a three-day event designed for entertainment technicians at a basic to intermediate level. The rigging session will be held May 29 through 31. The electrical session will be held the following week June 5 through 7.

The rigging course will be taught by ETCP Recognized Trainer Jay Glerum. His program, The 4 K's of Stage Rigging, will cover liability, forces and reactions (the physics of rigging), types and designs of hardware, proper operation, and inspection/maintenance issues. Also included will be discussions of motorized rigging, fire curtain rigging, and rigging math.

The Electrical course will be taught by Richard Cadena, ETCP Certified Electrician and ETCP Recognized Trainer. The course, The FUNdamentals of Electricity!, will cover basic electricity, power distribution, and control systems as they relate to the work of the entertainment electrician.

Both courses will count towards renewal credits for ETCP certified technicians. Course descriptions, fees and the registration form are available at For additional information, e-mail

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