Kyle Jessiman

Stage Technology

Student Information


Kyle is a Technical Stage Graduate with an interest in Rigging Automation and Carpentry in the entertainment industry. They enjoy the fast pace of theatre and have the ability to work well under pressure, problem solve and find the best solution possible.


• Entertainment rigging
• Counterweight and hemp flying
• Automation programming and operating (Tait eChameleon on Illusionist control desk & Kinesys Vector)
• Excellent working knowledge of stage equipment and stage machinery systems
• Carpentry and Metalworking
• Expertise in the safe use and maintenance of hand and power tools and the appropriate use and inspection of personal protective equipment
• Experience with working at height and work positioning equipment. – IRATA Level 1 certified
• Experience in generating Risk assessment, Production Manuals, and Safe systems of work, in line with current health and safety legislation
• The ability to draw, read and interpret plans using Vectorworks
• Proficient in Microsoft Office package, One Drive and Teams
• Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Certificate

Work Experience:

Lion King – Stage Technician, Edinburgh playhouse
The Metamorphosis – Head of Stage, Vanishing Point
Sweeney Todd
– Head of Stage and Automation
Hänsel und Gretel – Head of Stage
Thebans – Head of Stage
Parliament Square – Head of Stage
The Pajama Game – Head of Stage and Automation
Macbeth – Deputy Head of Stage
Much Ado About Nothing – Head Of Stage
The Speculator – Deputy Head of Stage
The Bacchae – Head of Flys and Automation
A Winter’s Tale – LX Crew
Twelfth Night – LX Programmer
Comedy of Errors – ASM
Cinderella – Stage Tech


Automation Programming

Hansel und Gretel - Fit up

Hansel und Gretel - Interval change

Hemp Flying

Human Counterweight Performer flying

Panto rigging with Usaal rigging

Parliament Square - Fit up

Rope access

Sweeney Todd - Fit up

The Bacchae

The Metamorphosis - with Vanishing Point

The Pyjama Game - Fit up

The Pyjama Game - Grid

The Pyjama Game - Rigging

Thebans - Suspended Roof


Kyle's Introduction