Hey, My highschool usually does two plays a year, one smaller one act for local and regional competitions, and one major production. Well, this year as our "major production" we are doing three one act plays. So basically, you come for a night of one-acts. In past years I have helped out in multiple ways, as well as being the lighting board op (not designer). I TD pretty much EVERY other show the school does (concerts, etc), but the plays are ALWAYS TD'd by a teacher. Well this year, our three main drama teachers are each directing one of the one-acts. They have offered me the position of TD for ALL three plays. It's cool because they have NEVER trusted this to a student in the entire school history I'm sure I can handle it, so I will accept but what I want is a few pointers on TDing three plays that will run in the same space one right after the other, for a week. This means of course, that I have to figure out a lighting plot that works for each different set, which is what I'm concerned about. Here's what there is: - Neil Simon's "Visitor from forest hills" (Hotel room w/ windows, day) - "Heat Lightning" (Bus station, w/windows, dark and stormy night) - "Final Dress Rehersal" (Empty stage) (Sorry, I'm doing this from memory, I don't have the scripts yet) And the equipment we have: (From memory) -Auditorium, seating for 300 (approx, I think it's a little more) -Stage: Standard Proscenium, 13m wide, 7.5m deep, and I don't really know how tall... I'd say about 6-8m to the top of the proscenium. It extends about 1.5m past the proscenium into the aud. -3 lighting battons above the stage, 2 side bars and the catwalk. -About 10 Source 4s, 7 3 channel cyc strips, and a whole bunch of fresnels. 2 follow spots. -3 computer controlled LED lights (think cyc light w/LEDs) -It's possible to rent equipment if it's needed. Any tips on making a lighting plot that accomodates all three shows? Any tips on how to build 2 different sets that can be assembled and dissassembled in 10 minutes? Any tips on how to simulate rain? (Two of the plays call for it) I'm talking about rain you see through the windows, not on the whole set. Thanks a lot PS-Showtime is in 2 months.