Hello. I have been the "Do it all" man for a high school theater program in southwestern Ohio for the last 9 years. Though my initial training is more on the directing and acting side, and less on the design/ technical side, I have found that in the world of high school theater, it is generally a one-person job. I do it all. Direct, choreograph, lights, sets, costumes, programs...you get the picture. We currently produce 2 shows a year in our auditeria (yep, that's a real word), but will be building a theater in a new high school in about 3 years. That is my primary reason for joining. I have lots to learn technically to DESIGN my own theater (well, within reason.) But the superintendent assures me that it will be MY theater. Currently we have no fly system, no orchestra pit, 24 dimmers (including 4 house), a manual analog light board with only the X working, no sound, minimal backstage, "hallway dressing rooms", no budget. and must break down our "house" area for lunch every day. However, I think we work wonders with our limitations. Most importantly, we have outstanding community and school administration support. But for now I get to dream. And I don't even really know what is out there anymore. I can see by your posts that you will have plenty of advice.