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Who are we?

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is a labor union representing over 140,000 technicians, artisans, and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theater, motion picture & television production, as well as tradeshows in the US and Canada. Chartered in 1894, Local 27 provides stagehand labor to venues such as the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, CSU Wolstein Center, Playhouse Square, and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.


What do we do?

The stagehand is responsible for performing various tasks including but not limited to:

  • Building sets and performing a variety of backstage and maintenance tasks;
  • Construct set pieces, risers, stages, musical equipment, etc.;
  • Participate in all aspects of the conversion process for events including but not limited to setup and tear down of all event/productions, as well as numerous assignments required by the event;
  • Loading and unloading trucks;
  • Assisting in the assembly and disassembly of show productions;
  • Spotlight, light, sound, and video board operation during shows/events for qualified personnel;
  • Assist with video, sound and light production before, during and after shows;
  • Move furniture, road cases, miscellaneous equipment;
  • Duties may include setting up and tearing down flooring, portable chairs, barricades, staging, tables and other furnishings and equipment;
  • Perform routine facility maintenance as related to backstage and production areas.

Page Last Updated: May 14, 2024 (15:01:26)
IATSE Local 27
1422 Euclid Ave #1604
Cleveland, OH 44115
  (216) 621-9537

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