Jamie Warde is originally from Buffalo, NY, where he misspent his youth and educational years. At the age of fifteen, he began working in professional theatres on scenery, electric and props crews. Over the next four years, he put in time with every theatre company in Buffalo at every black box and university theatre he could find. After several more seasons working in stage management and production at the regional and touring theatres, he left the northeast to see what the rest of the country had to offer. Two summers in production positions for outdoor drama aside, Atlanta was the first city he settled in. In December of ’95, he decided to try something new, free-lancing with the Scenery Shop for Turner Broadcasting System. You probably have seen most of the scenery or anchor desks he built for CNN, TNT, and all the other Turner networks, starting that winter and running through the new millennium. He began working on different facets of production at Dad’s Garage Theatre in January of ’97, and started the ’97-’98 season that autumn as the new Technical Director. Since then, he has had the pleasure of building over 25 different shows on the Mainstage and in the Top Shelf, beginning with the smash hit Cannibal: The Musical and running through our current season’s opening show, Say You Love Satan. At present, you can usually find him at the long-awaited new scenery shop around the back of the building at Dad’s Garage with a small crew of loyal carpenters, probably making a mess.