Celebrating 52 seasons!

Thanks to all the different people, organizations and foundations

that have made this possible!



View our performance history through poster art! CLICK HERE

History of FDA - Founded in 1963 by Marlene Bell, Liz Wills and Hap Ryder, the original

organization was called “Fairbanks  Children’s Theatre."  Three years later was revamped to

be the Fairbanks Drama Association and Children’s Theatre.  Fairbanks Drama Association

and Children’s Theatre has produced 51 consecutive seasons of community theatre.

A Snapshot of FDA today - Fairbanks Drama Association and Children’s Theatre is a true

community theatre—governed by a fifteen member volunteer board of directors. FDA has one

full time staff person: Managing Director Peggy Ferguson. All productions and programs are

volunteer operated. FDA is always recruiting volunteer actors, directors, technicians,

designers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, groundskeepers, janitors, ushers, concessions

and bar salespersons, costumers and properties masters

and stage managers. It’s easy to get involved: Just Call 456-PLAY and let staff know you are

interested in being a part of the collaborative team.  We need folks of all talents and ability

levels! The main stage performing season consists of six productions between September and

May, annually. Each production has a three-weekend run of performances for our community

audiences. Additionally, each summer, we produce THE DRAMA PROJECT – a professional

theatre training program for children and young people during June and August featuring a

staff of professional theatre educators. FDA-FCT also produces fund raising events annually

such as our “Hearts Round-Up Mortgage Makers Party" in February, our “Bribes for Broadway”

fundraiser in April, and our “Mystery Dinner Theatre” event in July. Our Mission Statement:  To

teach, produce, present and support quality theatre for children and adults in the Fairbanks

area and the State of Alaska.


2014-2015 Season Brochure

2015 Season Brochure

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