A hearty hello....

Darthrob13

Active Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2008
Location
California
As requested I have wended my way here to introduce myself.

I have been a working theater tech since I was 15. With the exception of the odd stint at Kinko's, all of my jobs have been in theater.

I graduated from Chapman University in 1997 with BFA in Technical Theater-Lighting and Set Design.

I then worked my way up to running the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, CA. I then spent 6 months running the crew on the Carnival Elation. (Yeah 26 consecutive cruises!!!).

After that I followed my (soon to be) wife to New York where I spent the first year turning ballrooms into tents and tents into ballrooms. After that I worked at the Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, where I became a member of Local 1.

After 5 years in New York, my wife and I decided to come home to California where we live today.

I currently am employed by a lighting manufacturer....care to guess who?

If there is anything that I can do for people let me know.

Rob.
 

Van

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Premium Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2006
Location
Portland, Or.
OOh,OOh, I know! Martin! no wai they're out of Norway. Ummm Lightoleir?
Colortran? Vari-Lite?
Oh man give us some clues....:rolleyes:

Welcome Aboard !
 

gafftaper

Senior Team
Senior Team
Fight Leukemia
Joined
Jan 2, 2006
Location
Seattle, WA
I'll give you a hint. He's been helping me out a lot.

Welcome to The Booth Rob! We hope you find it educational and entertaining. Get to know the search function there's a lot of gold buried in the archives. Watch out for the people from down under. They are devious and tend to be related to marsupials.
 

soundlight

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Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Location
NJ & NYC

Spikesgirl

Active Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2008
Location
CA
I know nothing about lights, except which button to push on the light board, or lighting related companies but welcome back to California and welcome to Control Booth.

Charlie
 

Logos

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Joined
Nov 28, 2006
Location
Launceston Tasmania
.... and a mighty Hi Ho Silver.

When I logged on after getting home from picking up my gear from my sixth Fringe venue I thought that was funny. Now I think it's sad.

Welcome aboard the booth from a very tired Aussie.

The trouble is it's only 3.45 in the afternoon and I have to go tonight to a rehearsal for a production of The Witches of Eastwick I am consulting on so I can't just flake out.

Hope you have lots to offer. I look forward to your posts.
 

Spikesgirl

Active Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2008
Location
CA
then you are doing better than most males in the world. don't bring your gender down like that.
Nothing to do with gender - Some of the best welders in the world are women, but I hate doing that too! I should confess that I have worked as a LD and ME, but it's not where my heart lies.

Give me props, give me construction, painting, stage management, anything but lighting and sound! I'm just not any good at either!

Charlie