So as I'm not very original, I ripped off the idea of a "better-late-then-never" introduction. After review, it's not really an introduction, it's basically everything I've ever done. It's long and dense, be forewarned. I'm a current Sophomore at a private highschool school in NW Philly. I tried to do tech. the first time in 6th grade, my first opportunity, unfortunately that whole aspect of the 6th grade show was scratched. Three or four years was the first time I actually did something technical. At a summer camp, during our production, I held the trumped up title of "Executive Lighting & Sound Coordinator". I flicked a couple light switches on and off, as well as a CD player. Last year was my first formal introduction to tech, when I took the tech class as an elective at school. I learned a fair amount during the year, culminating in stage managing the 9th grade show, "The Wiz". The show was less than spectacular, though given the amount of commitment of 95 kids (size of our grades) forced to put up a show, as well as two casts, it was pretty good. Since that time I've been allotted more freedom in the theater. I started "working" with lights around this time last year. This fall I was board op, and only electrician for Brian Friel's "Translations". Our musical this year was a pretty ambitious show, "The King and I". I acted in the capacities of ALD, ASM, ME, Board Op, and deckhand. This is of course not to mention building every set for 18 months. Since that time the amount of freedom I've had inside our program has grown exponentially. While I wouldn't call these people coaches or sponsors, I'm very close with the three people in charge. I've secretly been given the theatre key. Our school, probably like most others, keys each dept.'s stuff differently. So I have access to anything pertaining to theater. It's a nice gesture, and I really appreciate the trust. On the same note, I have all their cell numbers, and they don't mind me calling at any time pertaining to anything. It's a surprisingly close working relationship. I'm now the most experienced and knowledgeable "lighting guy" (as the actors say) in the school. Kinda nice to be more knowledgeable than the teacher that originally trained me. I've done a lot of research and studying things in the industry, especially lighting. At this point, lighting is my forte. So while I do everything, I especially do lights. Over the last couple months I've been compiling information for ease of access, as well as training those under me in lighting, and getting others interested in tech. I acted in the capacity of "Lighting Coordinator" during this years 9th grade show. I helped with many aspects of their show besides lighting, but did spend a good many hours in the catwalks over the last couple weeks. I share co-head techie status with a junior. She focuses and management and costume / scenic, so it's a really good fit, and we've formed a nice (2 person) team. Uh, that's about most of it. Some other odds and ends are better off omitted.