How many of you in the regional theatre world have resident designers on staff? Due to the retiring of our resident lighting designer and resident scenic designer (husband and wife), we are reviewing our staffing structure. We are considering eliminating the staff positions and opting to hire in freelance designers per show. If we choose to go this route, our perminate staff in lighting and sound would be as follows: Master Electrician (who will also serve as lighting board operator during runs of shows) and Assistant Electrician (who will serve as our sound board operator or sound engineer for musicals). We over hire electricians for hang and focus calls. I was just curious how the rest of you in regional theatre settings are staffed. I searched for other posts, but could not find anything that discussed this specific topic. We can stand to save some money on staffing without affecting the artistic aspect of our productions.