Dr. Delbert Hall, is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee
State University, where he has taught since 1986. Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. from
the University of Florida, his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
and his B.S.Ed. from Western Carolina University.
Dr. Hall is an ETCP Certified Rigger (Theatre) and a member of the International Alliance
of Theatrical Stage Employees - Local 699. He is the author of numerous books, including:
Rigging Math Made Simple, The Rigging Math Made Simple Workbook, The Arena Riggers
Handbook, and The Theatre Riggers’ Handbook.
Dr. Hall is an award-winning educator, scenic designer, and theatrical technician.
He won Third Prize in the Organization of International Sceneographers and Theatre
Technicians’ 2017 Technical Invention Prize; won Meritorious Achievement Awards for
both scenic design and special effects rigging from the Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival; and was the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology - Southeast Region’s
Outstanding Educator in Theatrical Design and Technology for 2000-2001.
Dr. Hall has been rigging/choreographing performer flying effects since 1981, does
rigging inspections for theatres and major theme parks around the US, and teaches
workshops on rigging and rigging math, worldwide.