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Greetings from New York

Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by bendersen, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. bendersen

    bendersen Member

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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!
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
  4. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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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.
     
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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
     
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    Welcome to Controlbooth.

    And I'll pretty much echo the others on the other points.
     
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    hey! were nearby! i'm across the river from you
     

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