Matt Grenier

Technical Director | Designer | Fabricator

9 to 5 Performer Flying

9 to 5 The Musical requires misogynist boss Franklin Hart, Jr. to be tied up and hoisted into the air by his revolting employees Violet, Doralee, and Judy. A flying system combining elements of roped access with traditional theatrical rigging was designed to achieve a vertical lift of the performer above a bed. The design process included a formalized risk assessment and careful consideration of the standards laid out in ANSI E1.43-2016 Performer Flying Systems.


Engineer, Rigger, ATD


System Operated by Dan Lynch and Julianna Schaffrick
Backstage support provided by ASM Amanda Carlough, Wardrobe Supervisor James Flannery, and crew members Rebecca Straniere and Rosa Bakker
Franklin Hart, Jr. played by James Blydenburgh

Musical by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick
Directed by Kiara Pipino
Stage Managed by Kristen Goodwin
Scenic Design by John Bagby
Lighting Design by Nathan Elsener
Costume Design by Bethany Marx
Hair and Make-up by Marjean McCaslin-Doyle
Sound Design by Brendon Dromazos
Technical Direction by Scott Segar

SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department, April 2019
Fine Arts Center, Goodrich Theater


The information shared about this project is incomplete and not intended to be instructional. Attempting to replicate this project could result in serious injury.