Hello to all the techies on this board. I'm actually... an actor. I'm a Musical Theatre major at HSPVA, (It's a high school in texas for performing arts.) and I've been reading a lot of books on designing, working with my school's techies, etc. I just think Design is a very different art form and I find it extremely interesting. Basically, I joined the board to ask questions and learn things about how Technical Theatre works. My questions will most likely be very basic, but I've been told I'm pleasant to teach and I half a bit of sense, (High praise from the techies.) so hopefully I won't be amazingly ignorant for too long. Recently I've been reading plays and designing scale set models for fun with foam core and (This is a new discovery) manilla folders. I'm going to try and learn how to create a light plot as soon as I finish with crew on my current production. Anyways, hello to all you techies out there, I'll leave you with my first question(s). Basically, the dimmers are a breaker box for the lights correct? Are the dimmers themselves the electronic boxes that control the voltage of the light so that the amount of light can be controlled? Is there a difference between dimmers? What the heck are they! Thankyou again, I hope to learn a lot from you all.