Greetings from New York

bendersen

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Just wanted to say hi I suppose. My name is Ben Andersen, I'm 17 years old and a stage manager at my high school. I'm here primarily because I've started a mentoring program at my school for younger children (ages 10-14, primarily) in technical theatre. Every now and again, I imagine, I'll need some ideas on a certain area and this seems like a great place to get started with that.

Ciao!
 

gafftaper

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Welcome Ben,
This is a great place to ask questions and bounce ideas off of people. There are lots of us here who love helping young folks.
 

Van

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Ditto what Gaff said. I've taught several technical theatre classes with kids andit's a ton of fun, challenging and rewarding.
 

gafftaper

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That 10-14 age group can be difficult to get to focus and learn something, however once they get it the results can be fantastic. I've seen a few junior high tech kids with AMAZING skills. If you get bit by the tech bug early it can become an all consuming passion. I've seen a 14 year old who always felt it necessary to carry a multimeter and a decibel meter in his backpack at school... and the boy could run a sound system better than I can.
 

dvlasak

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Welcome to Control Booth!!

I think it is great that you are working with younger students. Working in a high school, I feel that everyone can discover a part of themselves working on shows - and not just by being on stage. I wish the school district that I worked for had a decent middle school program!
Please contribute by not only asking, but also answering questions!!

Dennis
 

kingfisher1

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hey! were nearby! i'm across the river from you
 

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