Sherry J. Ingbritsen, President / Artistic Director:

Sherry’s love for theater began at a very early age when she was able to participate in church Christmas
Pageants and school plays. She was hooked when she was given the role of Cassandra in a HS
production of “Trojan Women”. After a long break of career and raising her family, she became involved
with theater again. For the last 20 years, Sherry has been consistently involved in the theater. From
working with another group, and then to forming New Dawn. She has been seen in roles such as
Ouiser in “Steel Magnolias”, Flo Owens in “Picnic”, Veta Simmons in “Harvey”, Martha Brewster in
“Arsenic and Old Lace”, and Blanche in “Streetcar Named Desire”. (Yes a definite pattern of psycho
roles). Sherry has also enjoyed directing several shows, such as “A Few Good Men, “M*A*S*H”, “Caine
Mutiny Court Martial”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and The Three Musketeers”. She has also
directed several Christmas productions (“Candle in the Window”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas
Story”,etc”). Sherry also added playwright to her resume, with “A Not So Silent Night”, and “The
Christmas Awakening” which New Dawn will produce in Christmas 2017. She is a founding member of
the New Dawn Theater Company and currently serves as its President / Artistic Director. When Sherry is
not doing theater she enjoys spending time with her loving husband Paul of 34 years, and 3     
children: Ronnie, age 39, Jacob age 32, and Amanda, age 31,  along with her grandchildren: 1 year old
Dominic, Aaliyah 5,  Colton age 13, Leann age 10, and Emily age 9. She also enjoys her loving
furbabies: Genevieve and Sinbad. She wishes to thank them all for all the years of love and support
during show times, and everyday life. She hopes you will continue to support the  theater and will come
and enjoy our many planned future productions.
Board of Directors
New Dawn Theater Company
Sherry Ingbritsen
(678) 887-5015
Theater Location:   

New Dawn Theater
3650-A Satellite Blvd
Duluth GA, 30096

***Come See the Progress we are making***
Alice Foden, Hospitality Manager:

Alice is married to Sam and they have 3 beautiful girls, Beth, Lea and Tori.  Alice has been
involved with performing arts most of her life.  
 She was in Brass bands and in plays/musicals
throughout high school & college. She has been associated with The Salvation Army Gwinnett
Conservatory for Performing Arts for several years, where she is now the Principal. Alice was the
Children’s Music/Creative Movement, Drama and Praise Team Director for 10 years at
Gracepointe Nazarene Church. She has also worked with sound, lights, costumes, props and
backstage. Alice came to New Dawn through her daughter’s involvement with the theater. She
has realized how much fun it is to work backstage and in other areas of theater. She is excited to
be serving as a Board member for New Dawn Theater
Darci Rose Wells, PR Liaison:

Darci's love of theater started at a young age, when she received a VHS of Cats which she watched and
memorized religiously. From there, her passion grew from living room performances to church choir and
theater. Through middle and high school she was in many performing arts education programs, and
acted in community and professional theater in the Atlanta area. After taking a break from theater to
pursue higher education, Darci rediscovered theater in 2015 as a summer teaching assistant. That
winter, she landed her first role in three years as Violet in New Dawn's Christmas production of “It's a
Wonderful Life”. Since then she has been active in working on and off the stage. When outside of the
theater, she is a lover and performer of music, a proud dog mama, and works for Habitat for Humanity
ReStore. Darci is honored to have the opportunity to be part of the New Dawn Theater family. She hopes
her position on the board will impact actors and patron’s theater experience to be the very best it can be!
Paul Ingbritsen, Treasurer / Set Builder / Web Site:

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Kinesiology, Biology
and Anatomy from St. Olaf College, MN. A transplant from Philadelphia in 1993, Paul has come to enjoy
life here in Georgia.. He enjoys working with his hands on the set builds and is adept at working with
power tools and designing intricate sets that move with the scenes and are beautiful to look at. Paul
also is responsible for building New Dawn’s website, having spent many hours processing information
to make the site user friendly. He was also a major player in the rebuild / refurbish of our theater,
spending many weeks working on building walls, lights, painting and remodeling. (A Jack o f All
Trades). When not in his studio at the theater building sets, Paul loves to golf and be outdoors, having
taken up camping once again after many years. He is a father to three beautiful children (Ronnie 39,
Jake 32, Amanda, 31) and Pop-pop to four grandchildren (Aaliyah 5, Colton 13, Leann 9, Emily 8,
Dominic 1year old). Paul has been married to his wife Sherry for an amazing 34 years. Paul, through
urging of his wife, has enjoyed becoming involved with the theater, not only as its builder, but as a board
member an d lover of theater. (even having ventured once or twice onto the stage). He hopes you will all
support New Dawn and their efforts to b ring drama and life in Gwinnett.
Rick Thompson, Property Master:

Rick Thompson is excited to join the Board of Directors for New Dawn Theater.  He has been a film buff
for as long as he can remember, and his fascination with acting and drama has led him to pursue his
dreams of contributing to the unique art of the theater.  Beginning in 1996, his involvement with
community theater has allowed him to perform on stage as well as direct many productions for several
theatrical groups.  He enjoys using his extensive background in drawing and painting to design sets
and create the special props needed to insure a memorable experience for the theatergoer.  A big thank
you goes to his supportive friends, his life partner Forrest, and everyone who values and supports live