MEET OUR COMMITTEE
Kevin is a long-standing member of the club, whose talent stretches across the dramatic field. Not only has he acted, directed and produced for FADS, he's also written and taught drama and professionally adjudicated competitions. It's fair to say we're very fortunate to have such a capable Chair!
Sheila is truly the heart of FADS, having been involved ever since she co-founded 'Fintry Theatre Club' in 1977. An excellent performer on stage, Sheila is always on hand to help behind the scenes too - from prompting to sewing costumes and even pouring the tea :) She has taken the helm of the FADS Committee on numerous occasions and we're delighted to have her in the Secretary's seat this year.
In just a couple of years with FADS, Anna has proved to be an extremely capable and versatile member. From leaping around in panto to lugging sets across Orkney and trophy winning on stage with SCDA, she's a real asset to the club. And we're confident that, as Treasurer, her bookkeeping will be just as good as her acting :)
Tony is a long-standing and highly-valued member of the Club, who has filled pretty much every role at one time or another! He's chaired, built sets, assembled and operated lighting and sound systems, photographed and videoed our productions, acted, directed, produced..... He's travelled with productions, hosted social events, run websites and, as if FADS didn't keep him busy enough, he's also chaired the SCDA. What he doesn't know about community drama probably isn't worth knowing. In the 2021-22 year, he is supporting our Secretary, Sheila, in the more technical aspects of the role.
Andy was one of the cast of Victor's Dung, which won the One-Act Festival British Final in 2014. Once we've got past Covid, he hopes we can get back to what FADS does best: making great drama, theatre and entertainment for our community.
Gerry has acted, sung and danced her way through numerous FADS productions since the mid-‘90s, many of which have featured her four children: Jonathan, Anthony, Rosie and Owen. Musicals are her passion and she has also taken part in the SCDA festival several times, including trips to the Scottish finals with ‘The Doctor in Spite of Himself’ and ‘Oh What a Lovely War’. Always keen to make sure we have fun in FADS, Gerry loves trying new things and welcomes any dramatic challenge!
A trained actress and drama teacher, Jeannie has also written and directed numerous pantomimes and, prior to joining FADS, established 'The Gartmore Players'. Known among her friends as 'Pesky Woodburn' (though she can't think why!), Jeannie really appreciates when the people of the local community sing the praises of FADS and all our productions.