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Jim Shumway

Senior Project Manager
Jim Shumway is a senior project manager at TAIT. Over his nine-plus years with the company he has delivered unique solutions for clients of all sizes and markets including arena/stadium concert touring, theme parks, award shows, brand activations, and permanent installations. His portfolio includes productions for clients such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, David Blaine, The Metropolitan Opera, Disney, and Universal Studios.

Before joining TAIT, Jim traveled the world with Cirque du Soleil on four shows over five years, participating in two creations, reaching the role of head rigger.

He is an annual guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama speaking on acrobatic rigging and performer flying and is the author of Automated Performer Flying: The State of the Art, published in 2019 by Routledge.

Jim holds a BFA from Emerson College in technical direction. He is ETCP certified in both arena and theatre rigging and is also an ETCP Recognized Trainer

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 18

9:30am PST