Eli’s Old School Gag Bag

  • A compendium of the techniques and tricks that were taught to me; when I was coming up. To be a resource for those who will follow.


  • A family of modular parts; from which a user may construct an unlimited array of workpiece or portable power tool supports for any trade.


  • since 1987… Currently using ACAD Mechanical 2009.

    • Contract documents

    • Room plans from field measurements

    • Shop drawings for scenery construction, interior decorating, furniture & case goods design

    • 3D CAD models (tech packets) for the Tusten & NaCl Theaters (Sullivan County, N.Y.)


  • Local 353 – Port Jervis & Sullivan County, New York (member since 2005)

    • Chair of the Constitution Revision Committee  
    • Principals and Practices Handbook Committee (chair) March 2011
    • Organized Rigging Training Seminar hosted at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • Local 311 – Middletown, Newburgh & Kingston, New York (member since 1994).

    • Education Committee (1995-2004):Webmaster for iatse311.org (1996-2005): Site architecture and maintenance.

      • Organized American Welding Society Certification Preparatory Course in conjunction with Iron Workers Local 417 and with funding from the NYS/AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute.

      • Organized full day training seminars on Theatrical Rigging, Moving Lights & Computer Lighting Control, Electric Chain Hoist Maintenance/Repair and Theater Sound.

        [I have also worked, on permit, in the jurisdictions of Locals 1, 4, 52, 366 and 49]


BA Dramatic Arts, Amherst College class of ’71