So taking a recent thread in another direction... I'm facing my first plot in the new theater. It's a thrust show and It's my first time to use Seachangers (I've also never designed with scrollers). I've got 12 S4/Seachanger Wash lights (S4 with color mixing and a Fresnel lens) and 8 S4/Seachanger Profile lights (S4 with color mixing and any normal S4 barrel). I'm also designing on paper since I haven't had time to learn Vectorworks... and my computer hasn't arrived yet. I think it's pretty clear that I should use the Seachanger Wash lights as down light and back light (if I've got it to spare). For this particular set, I think I may be able to wash the whole stage with 9 of them leaving 3 to spare as upstage back light. If none to spare, I'll use them all for down light. As for the 8 profiles I've had a lot of different ideas. The main strategy I've been playing with is one of the techniques discussed in detail in Jackie Staines' "Lighting Techniques for Theater in the round". The idea is to light the stage with a fairly pale wash then come in at an offset angle with your accent color. So for example (assuming upstage is 12:00) I might go with an amber wash at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 and then come in with all the seachanger profiles at like 10:30 or 4:30. Any thoughts or suggestions?