We’re Taking Our Final Bow….
May 15, 2016
Dear Fabrefaction Family,
CONGRATULATIONS on our triumphant production of Oliver!–FTC’s 70th show!! However, that number is deceiving. When you count up every play, musical, showcase, benefit concert, class, event, etc. the number is probably closer to 100. Our company has made it 12 years, which, as our A+ theatre students know, means we beat The Group Theatre by two. In every stage and manifestation of Fabrefaction, something beautiful, innovative, and powerful has emerged. Our company has evolved organically, and our conservatory model, the Student Producers, Junior Company, the 1 and 2 week summer productions, internships, critically acclaimed professional shows, awards, nominations, and MORE stand as a testament to the importance of our artists and purpose. We have launched countless careers and worked with over a thousand professional and student actors. Our alumni are the fulfillment of our mission statement, studying at such prestigious universities as Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, USC, NYU Tisch, Pace University, GA Tech, Brown, Cornell, Vassar, Bard, LSU, Point Park, Baylor, Montclair State, Adelphi, Young Harris, Oglethorpe, Kennesaw…the list goes on and on.
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To say I am proud of all we have accomplished is nowhere near enough. I am not proud, I am in awe. I am humbled by and so grateful to everyone who has supported us along this epic journey. From You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown to Oliver!, through the great recession, and in the 50th state in the country for arts funding, we have defied every odd, overcome every obstacle, and made the impossible possible. Our core values have united an incomparable network of Atlanta’s upcoming generation of artists. The enormity of the impact we have collectively made is mind boggling.THANK YOU. Thank you all for your support and love. We are eternally grateful to each and every member of the FTC Family. Whether you are one of the pioneers that paved the way or the new recruits who are responsible for the success of Oliver!, we could never have achieved all this without you.Our primary objective after leaving Brady Ave. was to find a sustainable way to ensure FTC’s long-term success. We have fought tirelessly and mindfully for our visionary non-profit. In the last week it has become clear that it is economically impossible for FTC to sustain the quality and integrity of our programs and productions into another season. Because of this, we have made the tough decision to permanently suspend operations. We know that this will come as a shock to many of our biggest fans, and I assure you, we have considered every option. This is the right moment, out of respect to everyone and everything that has led us to this point, to let the name and entity “Fabrefaction” rest.
One more thank you. This has been the most incredible gift and journey.
All my best,
Founding Artistic Director