North Fulton Drama Club is a growing community of part-time artists dedicated to providing people of every level of experience an opportunity to enjoy classical theatre either up on stage or in the audience.
NFDC was founded in 2006 by Thomas Strickland, Nikki Strickland, and Alyssa Jackson. We began producing one show on a shoestring budget, and then used that show's proceeds to finance the next show. After two successful seasons, the decision was made to incorporate, and in late 2007, NFDC was granted federal 501c3 status.
Since that time, audiences have grown, as well as opportunities: NFDC received a grant from the Fulton County Arts Council for the 2009-2010 season, and has had many invitations to perform at festivals and other venues. In addition to the appreciation of the community, NFDC's production of Romeo & Juliet (Fall 2008) was nominated seven times in five categories for the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards, taking Best Major Supporting Actress and Best Minor Supporting Actor. Since its inception, NFDC has had the privilege of producing two outdoor productions per year on the grounds of Historic Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia. This mutually beneficial partnership brings Shakespeare to the North Fulton Community, and allows the members of NFDC to study and perform Shakespeare as it was meant to be experienced, outdoors. It is NFDC's goal to continue its relationship with the City of Roswell and to expand its audience base through advertising, word of mouth, and partnering with local businesses.
Because we are a small group with little overhead, we can afford to stage plays that other houses, even houses that concentrate on Shakespeare, do not choose to stage. Over our first four seasons, we produced not only perennial favorites such as Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream, but also more obscure works like Love's Labour's Lost and All's Well That Ends Well. We strive to present the work in new and exciting ways, allowing even patrons with absolutely no relationship to the text to come away having seen a play that was both enjoyable and understandable.