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  1. Catherder

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    Howdy all. Been lurking on the site for a bit and figured it was time to jump in.

    I volunteer with my kids’ theater club through their school in Portland OR. We work with kids in K-8th grade (hence the username). For their last production I stepped in as lead set designer/builder and found myself waaaay over my head. Then, fortunately, I found CB. I wanted to say a big thank you to this group for all the info on everything from how to properly build and leg a platform to working with kids in theater. Since my youngest is a first grader and has the acting bug pretty bad I figure I’ll be involved for a while yet. I hope I can pay it back one of these days.
     
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    Welcome! Thanks for taking the time to drop by and introduce yourself. It is always nice to hear how helpful CB has been.

    ~Dave
     
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    Or a support group:)
     
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  7. Catherder

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    Thanks Van. Nice to be here. I may take you up on that one of these day.
     
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    Hopefully, if I don’t murder them all first :wall: No I love working with kids. They’re the best. Thanks.
     
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    Hello, is that the Stockholm Syndrome talking?
    Also, welcome to CB. I herd college techs together as an assistant director of our event tech department (tiny as it may be) at my college. I can promise that they’re not much better. Particularly during weekends. XD You have my empathies. LOL
     
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  13. Catherder

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    And covered in the blood of parent "volunteers" who supply such helpful commentary as "that's supposed to be a rose bush?" (actual quote from a parent during our production of Alice in Wonderland Jr last spring. The poor 9 year old painting it was crushed). :twisted:

    I swear, the parents are 1,000x more of a pain in the ass than the kids.

    And yes, @BillConnerFASTC - that was a good idea. In truth, this can be a bit intimidating for an amateur like me. I'm trying to educate myself as best as I can, and you all have been a great help. For real. The way I see it, just because these kids go to a crappy public school with no arts program doesn't doom them to have a less than theater experience. If I can learn how to do something the right way and pass it along to them I will. But I'm also not in a position to go order a short throw projector or custom painted drops or $1,000 worth of fake foliage. Again, crappy public school that puts on two shows a year. Might be nice to have an amateur hour forum someplace, but still let us all be confident that we are getting/giving good sound advice. There's some sketchy stuff on the interwebs. My $0.02.
     
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