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When it gets to the stage, someone has to put this stuff together. Leave it to a stagehand to make the show happen. From loading trucks and pushing equipment, to laying cable and hanging lights, all are welcome here.

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Comment by Don Lanier on April 10, 2015 at 4:01pm

Im looking for stagehands with Lighting skills if your in the St Louis Metro area for gigs in and around the St Louis Metro area....send your resume to

Comment by Tribal Existance Productions on March 25, 2013 at 7:18pm

Always A Pleasure !!

Comment by Don Lanier on August 30, 2010 at 12:14pm
Lee Saylor says it best, Ive had young kids who come from Florida based schools and have worked corporate EV but done have any clue.....they want to be roadys and get in everyones way asking a million questions and actually slowing down the process, if your new say so, if you have questions ask, but not during the load-in setup, standing at a Power distro with tails in your hands saying OK the Green is the HOT.......when your assigned a job, you better speak up and say your skill set covers it, on the job training is good, But dont guess when theres MONEY and LIVES at risk....I think evey person loads trucks, Pushes boxes, Drags 4/0 and untangles the Sphagetti until there proven to move up the food chain.....
Comment by Richard Cadena on August 30, 2010 at 11:29am
From Karl Ruling at ESTA:

Draft Guide for Luminaire Inspection Now Available for Review
BSR E1.32 - 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires, is available for public review at through 25 October 2010. The document is intended to provide guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. An employer could write his own safety inspection procedures from scratch as part of his duty to provide a safe workplace, but borrowing from or adopting the final version of this document might be easier and lead to a better set of procedures.

The public review is over when the "Review End Date" shown on the website of October 26, 2010 starts. Comments should be submitted before then.

Reviewers also are requested to look for protected intellectual property in the document. ESTA does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless the use of that property is essential for technical reasons, and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. If any protected intellectual property is seen in the document, reviewers are asked to point it out in their comments.

For more information, please contact:

Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001

Comment by Lee Saylor on March 20, 2010 at 1:41pm
As long as the tech and the supervisor don't get hung up on the "degree' or the 'experience', it doesn't matter as long as they can do the work. Sometimes techs have their degree and can't do the work as well as those who have been employed, but don't really have the skills to do the work. I've supervised both sides (degree and unskilled/skilled or no degree and skilled/unskilled.) Be honest with me and we can get the job done AND your'll work another day. Exagerate your skills and today will be the last day your will work with/for me.
Comment by Tim Mortimer on December 3, 2009 at 12:14am
Started in 1995 and going strong. Very Multi-talent tech.
In the AZ area but will travel.
Comment by Jim Brockway on November 1, 2009 at 12:14pm
hello everyone have i ever loaded trucks and pushed equipment you bet i have for more show than id like to count BUT love it all the same worked the national scout jamporees and OA national conf. shows uso shows also was director with a local actors grope as well as lighting director so it all works together been in a movie or tow and kinda still working with the film industry . matter of fact last friday the tv show breaking bad was in scout for shoot locations and starting tomorow til wednesday this week they will be in the middle of a shoot so assume i get to see whats going on , on that show . done lighting as well as camera operator for many shows as well as laying cables hanging lights and moving flats and building sets been there done that . love to chat with who ever else done some unique shoots and set ups lets talk jb
Comment by Matt Franklin on October 20, 2009 at 1:23am
indeed the Tools make the hand :p
Comment by Matthew Vengilio on October 19, 2009 at 2:37pm
I love the pic for the group. One of my fav lines is, "what's a stagehand with out a wrench? Useless..."
Comment by Matt Franklin on August 18, 2009 at 1:26am
Anyone got pics of the current U2 Tour rig? I hear its massive.

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