Shane Kelly is a Professor, Head of The Theatre Technology Program, and Chair of the Design and
Technical Department at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is the co-author, with Jay O.
Glerum, of the upcoming 4 th edition of Stage Rigging Handbook. Shane is co-founder and Executive Director of Cloudgate Theatre in Chicago. Recent Chicago credits include production management for Welcome Yule! at Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Society, DePaul School of Music
Opera, and Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust. Nationally he has worked as the Opera Technical Director and Sound Design Instructor at University of Northern Colorado, Assistant Technical Director at American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, Carpenter and Rigger at Guthrie Theatre and a freelance scenic, sound
and lighting designer. Shane is a freelance rigger doing inspections, installations, specification of
systems, and training Internationally he was the Associate Director of Education for SpaceLab at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial and Technical Director for Six Acts at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial Scenofest. He is a trainer for USITT’s Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses, is a lead eSET Rigging practical testing proctor and USITT Elite Training coordinator. He is a USITT Director and former Chair of USITT Midwest Regional Section. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger (Arena and Theatre) and an ETCP Recognized Trainer. He has an MFA in Technical Production from the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware.