It was 1986, Carson City, NV... I was in fourth grade, playing a donkey in a production of Pinocchio. Somehow the long hours, late nights--and perhaps the fact that the girls out numbered the guys ten to one--appealed to me. Theatre has been a part of my life ever since. After moving to Auburn, CA, a few years later, I continued to perform, all the way through high school. My sophomore year, though, I began taking an interest in lighting. Of course, everyone there thought lighting consisted ...

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