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Ed Leahy

Chicago Flyhouse
Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager
Ed Leahy is Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager at Chicago Flyhouse, and an entertainment industry veteran. He develops and implements Flyhouse rigging and safety training curriculum for entertainment technicians at convention centers, universities, commercial venues, and cruise ships around the globe. During the pandemic, Chicago Flyhouse online training has helped workers stay sharp, learn new skills, and work toward certification.

Before Flyhouse, Ed was Technical Director for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, supervising 150 shows, including national and international tours and transfer productions. He is also an adjunct faculty member at The Theatre School of DePaul University, focusing on technical theater production. An active member of USITT, Ed helps to promote and teach the Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes. As part of ESTA’s Technical Standards Program, Ed serves on the Rigging Working Group helping to write and edit standards for the entertainment industry. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger (Arena and Theatre) and Recognized Trainer.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 18
 

9:30am PST