Join us for the Lowcountry Performance Technology Workshop with Special Guest Ethan Gilson!

We are delighted to announce the first-ever Lowcountry Performance Technology Workshop, brought to you by Productions Unlimited, Inc. and the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre! After the success of the Upstate Performance Technology Workshops, we knew we had to keep the momentum going, so this time we’re heading to Charleston, SC, from August 7-10, 2023! With special guest presenter Ethan Gilson, it’s going to be an incredible four days of learning that you won’t want to miss!

Ethan Gilson is an entertainment rigging and lighting industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. He holds a BFA in Design Technology-Lighting from Emerson College (1998) and started his career as an equipment specialist/technician. Gilson later became a rigging specialist and has designed rigging systems for portable and permanent installations. Today, he is the owner of Entertainment Rigging Services LLC, which specializes in entertainment rigging inspections, training, design, and installation. Gilson has worked in various venues, including hotel ballrooms, Las Vegas convention centers and arenas, New York theaters, and outdoor festivals. He is also an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) Rigging Certification Subject Matter Expert, chair of several ESTA (Entertainment Services and Technology Association) Technical Standards Program task groups, and a recipient of the ESTA TSP “Above and Beyond Award” in 2020. Gilson is OSHA 10/30 certified and has continued his education through various training programs. In 2012, he became an ETCP Recognized Trainer and launched Entertainment Rigging Sessions; these sessions are recognized by the ETCP as qualifying instruction for certification/re-certification. Gilson also hosts Shackles, Burlap, & Lies, an industry podcast.

During the event, Mr. Gilson and Production Unlimited, Inc.’s President, Brian Phillips, will alternate presenting on theatrical rigging and fall protection, providing a wealth of knowledge and insights. Please join us for this inaugural event and discover the latest advancements in performance technology!

To register for the event, simply click the link below and fill out the form. Once you complete the form, we’ll send you a secure link via email to pay your registration fee. Space is limited, so we encourage you to complete your registration early. All attendees who complete early bird registration will receive a complimentary event t-shirt, so secure your spot today!

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