William Ian Auld

Flying Director

William is now in his second decade with Vertigo™ and has been involved in theater — working, touring, and performing — for much longer.

William earned his Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Northern Illinois University, as well as a Masters degree from Bowling Green State University and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in the United Kingdom. Before then, he earned his undergraduate BAC: Theater (Pre-med) from Bowling Green State University.

In addition to his duties with Vertigo, he is an associate professor of theater at Kent State University Tuscarawas. He is one of only a few hundred people in the world certified for Arena and Theater Rigging by the Entertainment Technician Certification Program, and one of a few dozen people in the world that is an ETCP Recognized Trainer.

William has worked in dozens of countries from North America to Asia to Europe, and was once the Technical Director for the Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago. He was also the Venue Technician at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, the Assistant to the Technical Director at La Theatre Chaillot and the National Theater of France in Paris during the production of Medea.

Prior to his career in theatre, he spent several happy years of his life jumping out of perfectly good airplanes with the United States Army Airborne Corps; Special Operations.