So this is my senior year, and for anyway that we cut it I'm the "technical director" for the highschool theater. As most of you probably have read in the previous discussions about having a professional ect.. and what not. Well what i'm afraid of here is after I leave although I do have someone to take over (my assistant he registered on here yesterday), i fear that the group is going to fall apart. So before I leave my task for my self is to get this thing off the ground and get a dedicated team together for next year, wether they're paid or not (agreement we had with the school), i want to create an Actual Tech Team. now we're not going to beable to get a professional teacher or anyone to run the group, or really any funding except out of the drama budget each year. so how would you recommend going about doing this. I wan't the students and the group / program to expand, where they'll actually learn about the instruments and hanging, light design, ect... I'd like to make it so for next year when they do the play we can have an actual lighting setup, sadly i've been too busy just trying to get this off the ground and running with the basics, we have our lights gelled but nothing special for this play in april. so for me it's too late to do anything big and special but i want to again get this so for next year they can. recomendation of things to go over so i can come up with some sort of outline maybe, some type of books to look into, software, ect..