2014 Broadway World Atlanta Awards

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Shows I have been involved with over the last year:

Best Actor in a Play (Non-Professional)
Jay Croft – Driving Miss Daisy – Gypsy Theatre Company
Jay Croft – Plaza Suite – New Dawn Theater
Nat Martin – Driving Miss Daisy – Gypsy Theatre Company
Scott King – Plaza Suite – New Dawn Theater
Steven Miller – Harvey – New Dawn Theater

Best Actress in a Play (Non-Professional)
Gloria Szokoly – Driving Miss Daisy – Gypsy Theatre Company
Katie Tucker – Plaza Suite – New Dawn Theater

Best Director of a Play (Non-Professional)
Mercury – Driving Miss Daisy – Gypsy Theatre Company
Sherry Ingbritsen – Plaza Suite – New Dawn Theater

Best Play (Non-Professional)
Driving Miss Daisy – Gypsy Theatre Company
Plaza Suite – New Dawn Theater

Best Scenic Design
Mercury – Driving Miss Daisy – Gypsy Theatre Company

Christmas show

I had not planned on doing a Christmas show. I had been in rehearsal, show, or studying lines since February. The first opportunity I was asked to consider was being the foley artist for “It’s a Wonderful Life” radio show. I was considering that. That would have been a lot of fun.

Next was “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” at New Dawn Theater. They are in need of a lead male.

Third offer yesterday was doing multiple supporting roles in “A Christmas Carol” by the Gypsy Theatre Company in Cumming. They had someone drop out and are in need of an actor.

So, I had 2 companies asking me to do a show. I was forced into making a decision. So 4 options (the 4th being nothing at all).

Things to consider: I have season tickets to the Gwinnett Gladiators and doing a show means missing games which I have already paid for.

I also wanted a rest break from doing shows, but lately I have been feeling antsy. I believe I was ready to do another show.

Finally, I do want to audition for New Dawn’s production of “The Great Gatsby” which rehearsals start in January and shows in February. So this would mean 4 strait months of rehearsals/shows starting now (assuming I landed a role in Gatsby).

Other considerations: Mercury at Gypsy Theatre Company is one of the best directors I have every worked with. Also there is a stipend for doing “A Christmas Carol”.

Weighing all options I decided to go with the lead role in New Dawn’s “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”.

No, I am not going to justify my reasoning. Deal with it.

Audition Notice: MASH

New Dawn Theater Company will be holding OPEN AUDITIONS for “MASH” on Sunday / Monday, June 16 and 17, 2013 at 7pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All are welcome regardless of experience. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.

ALL roles are available.
All roles are for adults, or older teens that can pass for at least 18…
Need both male and females.

New Dawn Theater Company
3087 Main St
Duluth GA 30096

Performances will be August 22-25, 29-31 and September 1, 5-8, 2013 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights at 8PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM.

Sherry Ingbritsen
President/Artistic Director

Associate Board Member of New Dawn Theater Company

I have been asked and accepted an Associate position on the New Dawn Theater Company board. I really like this group and like acting in this theater. I am thrilled that the board members think enough of me to consider me as a board member.

What does being a board member mean to me? It is an opportunity to help a theater grow in the community and as a business and as a source for the arts.

It does not mean is that this is my own personal playground. I do not want any special considerations at anytime. If any board member thought that way I would not accept. In fact if any member of the board thought that way I would stop having anything to do with New Dawn Theater.

The board is there to advance the needs of the theater, not the needs of the self.

Enough said.

Audition Notice: The Caine Muntiny Court Martial

on July 30 and 31st, 2012
Monday / Tuesday at 7pm

for their production of

(based on the movie “The Caine Mutiny”)

directed by Sherry Ingbritsen

the production goes up in October and will run 12 shows in a 3 week run
rehearsals will begin slow in August, then pick up in September

No experience necessary..bring a headshot and resume if you have one (not required)
**this is a Military Courtroom Drama…cast must be 18 or older (or at least look the age)
**most are male roles, but there can be 2 females

New Dawn Theater Company
3087 Main St
Duluth, GA 30096

Opening Night will be done in conjunction with the Gwinnett Library System and their annual fund / benefit drive