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 13 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”, 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,
“A Little Princess”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and The Three
Musketeers”.  She has also directed the last several Christmas productions (“Yes, Virginia”, “It’s a
Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Story” and “Miracle on 34th Street”). Sherry is a founding member of the
New Dawn Theater Company and currently serves as its President / Artistic Director. This last year with
New Dawn has been very special to her, when we were able to obtain and refurbish our new theater
home in Duluth. When Sherry is not doing theater she enjoys spending time with her loving husband
Paul of 25 years, and 3 beautiful children: Ronnie, age 31, Jacob age 24, and Amanda, age 23, along
with her grandchildren: Colton age 5,  Leann age 2 and Emily age 1. 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
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.
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.
New Dawn Theater Company
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Steve Werner, Marketing Director:
Steve was born in the dust bowl of SW Oklahoma and raised by two wonderful parents in his
hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. He developed a love for theatre participating in both high school and
college productions but never ventured back on stage until he happened upon New Dawn Theater two
years ago.  Steve brought his mother and son to see a production and instantly became a fan and
supporter of New Dawn’s version of community theatre.  Steve recently performed in ‘The Caine Mutiny
Court-Martial’ and ‘M*A*S*H’ productions at New Dawn and wants to see his son on stage with him
one day soon.  Steve’s 30 years of business background has been in contracts and financial
management for software startups as well as the Federal contracting arena. He passionately believes
that, among other things, the arts are what separate us from the lower species and, if we don’t
financially support arts in the local community, we will do a great disservice to our children and legacy.
Theater Location:   

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

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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
Ciarra Logan, Property Mistress:
Ciarra has a passion for acting and her passion flourished through the roof once she
skipped onto the stage. She is a cashier at Petco in Snellville and has been with that
company for 4 years. Ciarra has also joined an acting school to perfect her craft. Recently
she has partnered with Amway creating a business. She has two brothers John and Evan
and a sister Rachel that lives in her home state of New Jersey with their dad. This Jersey girl
has lived in Georgia for 11 years. She has grown to enjoy Georgia life. She wants to thank
Sherry and New Dawn for asking her come onto the board. Ciarra would also like to thank
her family mom Joann, John, Evan and dogs Sugar and Cairo for all their support. Thank you
all for coming and hopes to see new faces in the audience and on stage.
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!   
Kiane is a native of New Orleans, and has called North Atlanta home for eleven years. It was after
visiting New Dawn Theater a few times as an audience member, she began to support her local
community, Duluth, by volunteering for concessions and backstage assistance. With encouragement,
Kiane returned to the stage, for the first time as an actress. “Harriet’s House”. Leona Barstow sparked
the flame and she has visited New Dawn excited to help in any way. Stage production is her love and
she has been performing or assisting in the performance for as long as she can remember. Kiane is a
singer and production manager for Bridget Bazile, an international classical singer.(Seattle, WA) She
toured the world as a singer with the Moges Hogan Singers, a distinguished concert choir of the late
Moges George Hogan. Production work began in college with New Orleans Opera Assoc. as Assistant
stage manager for four seasons. Kiane has taught dance, music, theater and voice for extraordinary,
local community companies. She is also a creative advisor for a performance camp in Baton Rouge,
LA. During the holiday season she continues to travel with music and production groups,local and
abroad. She is excited for the opportunities to share coming soon at New Dawn Theater Company. She
is currently most excited for the “New Dawning” at “New Dawn” and “happy to come aboard”.
Bridget Shepard, New Dawn Kids Director (in training):
Bridget was born in Baltimore, MD and has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years. Theatre has
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