Hello All: Upstate New Yorker, professional electrical engineer and amateur theatrical lighting designer. Have worked many years with architects, designing electrical (power distribution and lighting, etc...) systems for buildings, some of which have been college or regional theaters, or high schools with theaters. Had long wished to learn how to use some of the stage lighting systems I had specified for these theater buildings. So last few years became involved with local community theater group which puts on three musical productions per year, two indoors in small HS theater, and one in a covered but open outdoor venue. Small productions and budgets. Looking to expand my horizons a bit. Looks like a wealth of experience and knowledge here. Looking forward to future discussions!