Hey, my name's Alicia, and I was, a few years ago, The LD at my high school, though I believe I was hideously under-trained for the position, lol. We didn't have a tech teacher and the previous LD dropped out without training a replacement, so I suppose that well may have had something to do with it. Anyway, being an LD is sort of a dream of mine (well, that and owning my own theatre), but I'm finding it a bit of a hard field to break into; as I said, I'm under-trained even for an unpaid high school LD job, so I need training, and none of the places that I've looked into have any sort of apprenticeship program, not even the local stagehand union. And I live in Las Vegas! Anyway, I suppose I've come here to sate my hunger for tech theatre, and, if possible, to find a mentor. The person who taught me what I do know about lighting design once mentioned this site being helpful to her for such things, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Well, hello everyone!