Next: Common Rigging Hardware
In a typical theatre production, set pieces, lighting equipment and sound
reinforcement speakers are flown over the heads of both actors and audience.
To safely rig and fly equipment and set pieces, a knowledge of both
rigging hardware and methodology are necessary. If items are
improperly rigged and flown, people can be killed!
The intent of this chapter is to present a general overview of rigging
techniques for a wide variety of tasks. Reading this chapter does
not, however, make one an expert in rigging. There are many books
dedicated to the specific topics discussed only briefly in this
chapter. There really is no substitute for being trained by a
professional rigger. It's highly recommended that at least an
introductory course in rigging be taken before any rigging task be