Hi I'm new here. I'm a drama teacher at a high school in Toronto, Canada. I've got a theatre that seats 1800 and a sound and light system that is probably 50 years old. The building is 100 years old. There is a skylight in the audience, an upper balcony and the whole thing has wooden seats. There is nothing to baffle the sound at all and we have no budget. Most of the lights are too high to reach, and half of them have burned out. the unionized caretakers won't fix anything, the "experts" from the school board shrug and shake their heads.... and I've got to put on 3 shows this year! Also, I'm inexperienced with technical staging. Our light board and mixing board are backstage behind bars because otherwise they get stolen, so I can't really see the stage or hear the sound during the performance. I could probably use a good basic instruction manual. Any suggestions?