Hi I'm from Hattiesburg, MS and my experiance comes from a community theater by the name of Just Over the Rainbow Theater. I've been doing stuff with them for the past 8 years mainly lights and sound, with an occasonal apperance as an actor. Please understand is was aginst my will, the show must go on and every thing. I came here looking for information on other instuments other then the 20 pars I've been working with for the past 8 years. After many years of being asked to join the board and the theater finding a perment home I accepted. With me being the only one who ever does the lights ir was time to figure out what else is out there so I can eventualy make recomendation about what we need when it comes time to raise the bar. Everybodys excited about the space as it's an old school building with enough room for seperate set and costume storage and a work shop. We also have a room that is excellent for a black box theater. We'll be the first community theater in Mississippi that I know of that will have both a procenium that can also be converted to a thrust with no problems and a balck box. We have an upstairs that I hope to see one day leased to a dance studio and we are already planning to lease a wing to the local arts council for diplaying their paintings and for them to hold meeting in. And we still have a few rooms left over for teaching classes. Between everybody I've talked too were all envisoning a total arts center and not just a community theater. In real life I work off shore as an unlicened enginner on crew boats in the Gulf of Mexico. I about a year I should have enough time to get a captains licence which is the next step for me. On my time off when I'm not running lights I'm helping my cousin get an IT company off the ground that focuses on small compines that want to outsource their IT needs. Yea I'm finely putting my degree in networking to use. For hobbies I like woking on my cars, a `96 thundrebird and a `98 Mark VIII. Play the guitar and sax. And in between the frenzied activity of work I read, watch movies and listen to a lot of music. Hopefully as time goes on you guys can help me plan for the new theaters lights and sound system and give me advice on how to best use it.