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Theatrical Rigging Workshop

  • Guthrie Theater Whiting Proscenium Stage 818 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN, 55415 United States (map)

Friday March 6th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday March 7th 9am – 1pm

This is a two-day workshop.

Guthrie Technical Director Josh Peklo
Guthrie Lead Carpenter Nate Saul

Rigging is an amazing skill and competent riggers are always in demand. Whether you’re setting up a dropbox from an 11’ ceiling with tieline and fishing line, to heavy 1/2-ton motors, to huge flying, spinning walls, it’s all rigging and many of the same principles, knowledge and skills apply.
In this course, Guthrie Technical Director Josh Peklo and Guthrie Lead Carpenter Nate Saul will teach the methods and nuances of theatrical rigging. This is meant as a basic-intermediate course, with plenty of hands-on time. Good technique, proper procedure and how to think about the problems and issues of rigging in all manner of spaces will be emphasized.
The goal is that participants will be able to correctly identify and execute good, safe rigging procedure in the vast majority of theater applications. While Arena-style Uprigging is beyond the scope of this workshop, much of what is covered is very applicable to arena-style downrigging.

Price: $80

Normally a $290 cost, we are able to offer this at a $210 reduction or 73% savings thanks to generous funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board via the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment and the generous support of the Guthrie Theater Scene Shop.

We are committed to making working in the arts accessible to everyone. If this cost is a financial hardship to you, please contact us at to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

All Bedlam Members receive a 20% discount.

Later Event: March 9
March Meet-Up