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Bill Sapsis

Bill Sapsis

President, Sapsis Rigging, Inc

Bill Sapsis began his career in 1972. His work on Broadway includes the original productions of A Chorus Line and The Runner Stumbles. Bill opened Sapsis Rigging in 1981 and has grown the company into a multi-faceted installation/production/service company with clients on 5 continents.

Bill’s articles and lectures on rigging and safety can be found in numerous publications worldwide. He has authored two books; Heads and Talesand Entertainment Rigging for the 21stCentury.  Bill is a Council member of the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). He serves on ESTA's Technical Standards Committee and is co-Chair of the ANSI accredited Rigging Working Group. He is a member of the Behind the Scenes Charity Board of Directors.

Bill is a USITT Fellow and a member of ABTT. He is a founding member of the Long Reach Long Riders, an industry based charity motorcycle group. He is the executive producer of BackStage Pass, a video interview series on YouTube, an organizer for the New World Rigging Symposium and the executive director of the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC).


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