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Andy Schmitz

Rigging and Inspections Manager
Andy joined EPS in 2021 as Rigging and Inspections Manager. With more than 25 years of entertainment industry experience as a Project Manager, Head Rigger, Technical Director, Lighting Director, and Production Manager, Andy provides EPS’ clients a wealth of knowledge when it comes to any type of rigging system. Previously, Andy served as a circus rigger, working for recognized productions such as Cirque du Soleil’s KoozaO, and Le Reve. Prior to his circus career, Andy was a freelance Technical Director based in Philadelphia, where he had the pleasure of acting as Technical Director for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from Alma College; is an Entertainment Technician Certification Program Certified Rigger; and a proud member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers who can tie well over 100 knots from memory (and counting!). Andy is well-respected in the industry and has been called on to present at national conferences such as The New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), produced by ESTA and USITT.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 18

9:30am PST