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. Fo r the last 19 years, Sherry has been consistently involved in the theater. From
working with another group, and then to formin g New Dawn. She has been seen in roles such as
Ouiser in “Steel Magnolias”, Chick in “Crimes of the Heart”, 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 “Seven Year Itch”, “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 the last several Christmas productions (“Candle in the Window”, “It’
s a Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Story” and “Miracle on 34th Street”). Sherry also added playwright to
her resume, “A Not So Silent Night”, which New Dawn produced in Christmas 2012. 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 31 years,
and 3 beautiful
Board of Directors
Chuck Mason, Vice President:
Chuck got into acting strictly by accident two Christmases ago, when Sherry needed someone to play
Father Michael in “Yes, Alice there is a Santa Claus”.  Shelly Howard at Red Clay did not hesitate to
call Chuck and as they say, the rest is history. Chuck has also portrayed Capt. Issac Whitaker in “A
Few Good Men”, wheelchair bound Tom Carrisford in “A Little Princess”, shared the roll of Sir Francis
in “Charley’s Aunt”, Henry Potter in “It's A Wonderful Life”, one of his favorites, Teddy Brewster in
“Arsenic and Old Lace”. This past Summer he played the Sherriff in “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” at the
Aurora at the Festival with County Seat Players, and the King of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland”, and
appeared in “The Dining Room” with County Seat Players. Chuck has also done a video for Georgia
Gwinnett College and two radio Bible shows for children. Chuck also serves on the Mayor of Duluth's
Big Mac Advisory Council.
Sponsors
Karyn West, Recorder
Karyn, born and raised here in Atlanta, became involved with New Dawn when her daughter was cast
in Alice In Wonderland.  She became part of that backstage crew and has appeared on stage in A
Coarse Acting Show and The Three Musketeers.  Karyn's first experience with acting began during
her high school years, with her church's drama group.  She continued in church drama productions
until she took a break to get married and start a family.  Being a wife to Randall and Mama to Hannah
& Steffan, any spare time *smile* she can find is spent enjoying photography, scrapbooking and
gardening.  Karyn is honored to be part of this wonderful group of people and would like to encourage
you to join us.  We are always looking for new talent and help with the productions.
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Alice Foden, Hospitality Manager:
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
David Puckett, Set Consultant:
After an absence while traipsing through parts of Texas and Florida for several years,
David has returned to Georgia and is delighted to be back among family, friends and
patrons of the arts.  He is excited at the opportunity to be a member of the board and looks
forward to making positive contributions that will prove beneficial to both actors and
audience members alike.  The new venue has been both a challenge and a blessing.  Our
hope is that you find it more enjoyable and continue to return for the many events that are
planned for the immediate future.  David is very fortunate to have a job with TSYS working
in the IT department that is both rewarding and enjoyable, thanks to the great team
members comprising it.  He enjoys spending time with his (mostly) grown children, his 3
grand-children, friends and especially his wife, without whom this would not be possible
(or allowed).  Our success is you, so thank you for your support!   
Bridget Shepard, New Dawn Kids Director:
been her passion since her first production at 5 years old – Ms. Beaver in a summer
theatre camp production of “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.”  Since then, her
closest friends and family have never found her far from the theatre. As Founder and Co-
Director of the youth drama ministry at her church, and Founder of My Mother’s Place After
School Drama Experience, she is also extremely passionate about working with children
and theatre.  She believes one of the best parts of life is getting to experience the growth
of a child in his or her first theatre experience.  Bridget also believes that theatre is the
one place where an awkward, uncertain child can flourish, grow and become confident in
his or her “own skin” and know that they can do anything they set their minds to.  Outside
of her theatre life, Bridget is just a basic mom who lives for and loves her family to
pieces….
George Peters – Technical Consultant
George is the son of George and Setsuko Peters and has an older brother named Jeff.  Born in
Okinawa Japan, his family move to Florida while George was still an infant where he lived for a few
years until eventually moving to Georgia.  George studied Computer Science at Georgia State University
and has spent most of his career as a Software Engineer developing software since the early days of
Windows 3.1.  He spent many years developing software for the banking industry but now works for
Varec, Inc. working on software that helps oil companies, defense organizations, airlines and airline
service providers track and manage their petroleum stock inventories.  George has been happily
married to Beth Peters, a former board member with a long history in performing arts and clogging, for
almost 18 years.  George and Beth have 5 amazing kids, Katie (25), Kari (23), Kali (21), Abby (16) and
Alex (George) (14).  George spent 8+ as a soccer coach for Georgia FC's recreational soccer program
while Kali played starting at U6 up until U19.  George got involved in theater in a technical and
backstage capacity when their son Alex started acting with New Dawn Theater at the age of 8.  He hasn't
been able to get away since then.  Thanks Paul.
Scott Mitchell, Marketing Director:
Scott is a native of Atlanta and has lived in Gwinnett County most of his life. He has been "acting" since
he was a small child, coming from a family of amateur performers who don't tell jokes, but routines.
Scott formally began his acting career his senior year in High School, having the pleasure of playing
Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". He currently works as the Assistant Manager of the
Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Lawrenceville. He is deeply honored to be a new member of the board
of directors of New Dawn Theater Company and looks forward to helping this theater and its efforts to
expand the arts in our community.