Just so I can't be accused of lurking, I'm Paul Arnold. I have a BFA in Theatre from Emporia State in Kansas. I'm currently interning at a theatre here, and since they've discovered that I'm good with lights and electricity, I've slowly become the ME, though not in title. Actually, we had a show back in October where somehow communication with the LD we thought was going to do it, wasn't confirmed and we ended up without a designer for a couple days, when I spoke up and said that I could probably do it. Since then, I've designed two other shows here and put up a third from an old plot (that I had to modify not extensively but enough) for the perennial revival we do downstairs. I designed and ME'd a couple shows in college and one in high school, and I've done more Stage Managing than I'd prefer (God bless those that like it, and are really good at it. Me, I like to think I'm pretty good at it, but I don't really like doing it.). I've performed, directed, been on costume crew, and worked front of house. I actually have the most performance credits of anything, but I'll take work anyway and anywhere I can get it. I like knowing what I'm talking about, so as my responsibilities at the theatre have increased, I've bought a couple books on electricity and wiring, and asking lots and lots of questions of the guys here that know more than I do (I've been very fortunate in that respect. I have found two very good sources so far). I found ControlBooth with google searches when I've been doing some research. For the future, I'd like to keep getting lighting gigs, and start auditioning and try and start directing around the city. I can see some of you out there thinking "Heavens. An Actor trying to be a techie" Well, yes, but just because most actors are useless, doesn't mean I am. If you click here you can see some photos of our shows. I did the lights for "LaVidas' Landlord", "Season's Greetings", and "2007 Diva".