BMP Company


Producing Artistic Director/CEO

Beth Marshall is an award-winning and critically acclaimed Producing Artistic Director, Theatre Artist and recovering Arts Administrator. Beth has made her living creating original works or producing traditional works told in nontraditional ways with a strong focus on touring Fringe Festival Circuits.

From 2003-June 2011, Beth was the Producing Artistic Director of The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival and served as the Vice President of The Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals from 2006-2008.

Beth is a current Artistic Ambassador for The National New Play Network and remains a consultant and advocate for Fringe Festivals globally, while fully producing theatrical seasons as Producing Artistic Director/CEO of her own company Beth Marshall Presents.

Beth has been awarded 3 grants from United Arts: The most recent is in 2012 for her work as a performing artist in a one-woman show:Commencement. In 2008 she was awarded a professional development grant for her work as a Director/Producer for The Bric-A-Brac Vintage Vagabond Variety Show and in 2009 she was awarded a Professional Development grant for her work as Producing Artistic Director for Orlando Fringe.

For 3 consecutive years (2009-11), Beth has been awarded “Best Arts Advocate” by Orlando Weekly. In 2007 Beth was awarded the prestigious Bank of America Local Hero Award for her artistic and humanitarian work within the Central Florida Community and received a $5k grant to donate to the non-profit charitable organization of her choice. She chose Orlando Fringe.

Additionally. Beth is a part-time movie star, having recently finished filming alongside of Matt Dillion as his BFF (Molly) in Laurie Collyer’s Indie Film, Sunlight Jr. As well as a Horror Movie Queen where she recently played Loretta the Biker Bitch in Rockabilly Zombie Weekend and psychic twins Amity/Corrie in Cassadaga.

Click here to see a complete list of Beth’s awards and honors.

Beth’s favorite roles are those of Mother, Wife and Friend! 

 

Lighting Designer

Amy Hadley has lived in Orlando since 1995 and is a graduate of The University of Central Florida. She is a Lighting Designer who works with many of the local theatres throughout Central Florida. She is very proud to have been a part of Beth Marshall Presents since the beginning. You may have seen her work in shows such as My Illustrious Wasteland, Our Town, Driving Miss Daisy, Crimes of the Heart, and A Christmas Carol. When she is not working as a Lighting Designer, she serves as the Technical Director for the Orlando Fringe Festival.

 

Resident Writer/Director

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Rob Winn Anderson is happy to continue his creative relationship with Beth Marshall Presents. As a playwright, Rob has been a Winner and Finalist for some of theater’s most prestigious awards and development programs. The 2013-2014 theatrical season saw five productions of four of his full-length plays (quite a feat for a relatively unknown artist). His play, A Tennessee Walk, was produced at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre as well as Jacksonville State University. A Fine Line had its world premiere at the Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, IL. A Little Princess – Sara’s Heart was produced as Boone High School’s fall play. And, Alice Lost in Wonderland (now Shattered Alice) premiered as part of the Beth Marshall Presents season to impressive audience response.

Rob’s selected directorial works include: Alice Lost in Wonderland, & Biloxi Blues (Beth Marshall Presents); Legally Blonde;The Wizard of Oz; HairspraySteppin’ Out with Irving Berlin; Crazy for Gershwin; Dracula; She Loves Me; Shipwrecked; Superior Donuts (Southeastern Regional premiere); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Southeastern Regional premiere); The Matchmaker;The Rainmaker; An Inspector Calls; The Paper Bag Princess; A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas: James and the Giant Peach;The Queen’s Physician;Almost, Maine;After Juliet;Maryland; Shatter the Sky;Noodling Inspiration;The Sandman Says Goodnight;A Thurber Carnival;Anne of the Thousand Days and The Miracle Worker. Love to Tara, Tay and CK!

 

Resident Director

Kenny HowardKenny Howard  – (Select NY Credits) Red Light Winter, PieFace! The Adventures of Anita Bryant, Ladies of Eola HeightsNew Rochelle and Leigh Silverman’s AD for Hwang’s Golden Child at the Signature Theatre, and Go Back to Where You Are (Lucille Lortel Award) at Playwrights Horizon. (Select Orlando Credits) Bat Boy, Heathers (FL Premiere, Broadwayworld.com Best Direction of a Musical Award & 2016 Critics Pick for Orlando’s Best Musical), The Flick (FL Premiere, Broadwayworld.com Best Direction of a Play & 2016 Critics Pick for Orlando’s Best Play), Cabaret, VarieTEASE:Carnies, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (FL Premiere), [title of show](FL Premiere), When Pigs Fly, The Lion Queen. Howard is currently the Artistic Director of The Abbey and Education Director for Florida Theatrical Association, as well as conceiver, co-writer and director of shows for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Co-Founder of The Broadway Consortium, LLC, which has produced the Broadway productions of Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Evita, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Big Fish, Matilda, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and the West End transfer of Master Class starring Tyne Daly. Under his management, his company received 6 Drama Desk Nominations, and 5 Tony Award nominations, including a win for The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. He also co-founded Broadway Records which produced numerous cast and cabaret albums including How To Succeed, Matilda, and Big Fish Orginal Cast Recordings, two of which received Grammy nominations, He is a graduate of UCF and currently serves on the board of The Orlando International Fringe Festival.

 

Play-in-a-Day Production Stage Manager

Headshot 3Kaitlyn Harrington is currently a Theatre Arts major and scholarship holder at Rollins College with an emphasis in Stage Management and Directing. She has been involved in 70+ productions the last six years through various professional, community, and educational theatres across Central Florida. Among them are the BMP productions of Children of a Lesser God and five consecutive years of Play-In-A-Day. She was awarded the 2013 Beth Marshall Presents Scholarship for her work as the director and stage manager of the musical RENT. Kaitlyn would like to thank Mama Beth for all of the wonderful opportunities and endless love she has graced her with over the years!

 

Costume Designer

MisstitchedHeadshotKyla Swanberg “Misstitched” is thrilled to be a part of Beth Marshall Presents for the first time and will be designing for the season. Kyla has been working in her hometown of Orlando for different artists; designing and building costumes, puppets, creatures, and anything else they are crazy enough to come up with. She has most recently worked with the fabulous Blue Star with VarieTease: Carnivale at the Fringe (Awarded both “Patrons Pick” and “Best Dance Show”), Aqueous, VarieTease 50th, and Monster. She also designed for Gen Y Productions season directed by Kenny Howard- Cabaret, Heathers: The Musical (Awarded “Best Costume Design” by broadwayworld.com), and Bat Boy. Also with director David Lee on a Mac Wellman play Girl Gone (winning “Best Tech” at districts). Outside of Orlando, she has recently been designing for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Kyla is continuing her education as an Art History major at UCF. She would like to thank her amazing family, including her parents Rebecca Fisher and Joe Swanberg and her partner Steven Caito for supporting her stitch by stitch.

 

Set Designer

jamie dehayJamie DeHay is thrilled to be making his BMP debut on “The Glass Menagerie”. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of The Arts (Scenic Design) and Valencia College (Production Design). He has been an Orlando resident since 2005 and has enjoyed working for many production companies around Central Florida as well as Royal Caribbean Productions and Cirque du Soleil’s LA NOUBA. He is the founder and artistic director of Unseen Images Theatre which has produced PILLOW TALK (Orlando Fringe 2013, Patron’s Pick Award), SHARKNAMI THE MUSICAL (Orlando Fringe 2014), NEXT FALL (Orlando Museum of Art 2014) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Stonewall Orlando 2016). Favorite Scenic Design credits include PETER PAN (Tibbits Summer Theatre), PIPPIN (Tibbits Summer Theatre), THE WOMEN (UNCSA), EQUUS (J. Seghers @ The Acre Orlando), and BYE, BYE, BIRDIE (Theatre At The J). Special thanks to Beth Marshall for the opportunity and to his family and friends for their unending love and support. www.JamieIsCreative.com

 

Website Manager

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Winona Wiley is thrilled to be returning to the Beth Marshall team as the website manager this season! Prior to this, she worked with Beth as a first year intern during the 2015/2016 season. She has also appeared as an actor in Play-in-a-Day and Beatnik Cubed with BMP. Winona has in the last four years been involved with various professional, community, and educational theatres across Central Florida. She is a currently studying at Beth’s alma mater Stephens College and obtaining her BFA in Theatre arts, with a focus on directing. Winona would like to thank Beth for giving her an immense amount of opportunities in the professional theatre world and preparing her for her future career. She would also like to thank her friends and family  for their constant support!

Contact: winona@bethmarshallpresents.com

 

Box Office Manager

Chris Foster

Chris Foster  (a.k.a Beth Marshall’s hubby, a.k.a Mr. Marshall, a.k.a the quiet good-looking guy in the corner) received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Sciences degrees in International Affairs with an Economics focus as well as a Post-secondary teaching certification from Florida State University. Chris spent several years teaching in a variety of settings with the Orange County Public Schools system, a public/private charter high school and Florida Southern College. From 2004 to 2015, Chris worked at Full Sail University, where he first taught the Entertainment Business and Law course then as Course Director for Introduction to Economics and also developed and taught the online Economics course for LA Film School.
Throughout this career he has worked behind the scenes and greatly enjoyed contributing to the success of Beth Marshall Presents. I hope you enjoy the shows this season as much as I enjoy watching my wife work her magic in creating them.

 

Photographer

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Patty Wolfe wants to live in a world filled with innovation, great films & theatre, big & small animals, friendly people and a lot of water.

Patty began her career as a producer/director more than 30 years ago at ABC Network Television. She’s worked for Good Morning America and ABC Sports — covering Olympics, Super Bowls, Triple Crown Horse Racing and loads of other stuff on Wide World of Sports. She produced stage shows for Kathie Lee Gifford and a Christmas Special for CBS. Patty was producer and co-owner of the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, the first pro sports awards show on television from 1992-1995. In addition to producing, she helped establish the elite panel of voters, presenters, and advertisers. All of this hard work and dedication to her career in network television earned her 3 three Sports Emmy Awards and Directors Guild of America recognition.

Patty is passionately involved in the non-profit community. In addition to producing features for Autism Speaks, Association to Benefit Children, Women’s Sports Foundation, Preferred Behavioral Health, 180 Turning Lives Around, The Center for Discovery and more, she served on several boards as well. This is where she likes to shine.

As managing director of the media group Patty finds herself along side young talent and creative innovation every day. That and knowing together they help launch clients to new heights makes this her favorite time in her career and life.

Patty is the staff photographer for Beth Marshall Presents. So far her BMP credits include: The Whale, The Glass Menagerie, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and upcoming Fringe 2017 show Commencement.

Interns

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Alexia Correa is a senior at Boone High School and is honored and excited to be working as an intern for Beth Marshall Presents this season. She is apart of Boone’s International Thespian society troupe 1139. Alexia has been working with Beth Marshall Presents as an actor for two years now performing in PIAD and featured in Top Teens while also doing private coaching with Beth.  Alexia has worked on many leadership positions at The Orlando Rep. She has served as a Jr.Camp Counselor for 4 continuous summers and served on their Student Board for two years one of those serving as Vice President. Alexia also has  served on the board for the Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts as Secretary. As a graduating senior she hopes to go on to college to pursue a BFA degree in musical theatre. She would like to thank Beth for giving her this opportunity and cant wait to work the whole team on these upcoming projects.

 

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Nakary Hurtado is ecstatic to be interning for Beth Marshall Presents for the next two seasons. Earlier this year she interned for The Orlando Kids Fringe Festival and assistant directed her school’s production of The Music Man. She is looking forward to working and learning from such distinguished professionals. Let’s do this!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Clark Levi is ecstatic and proud to be joining the Beth Marshall team as an intern! Previously with Beth, he has been involved in The Wishing Well Girl and in Play in a Day as a director and in this season, an actor. He is currently an officer for the Boone Theatre Department, where he will be directing the fantastic (45 Neo-futurist plays from) Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, and he can be seen around Orlando Community Theatre, especially with TYC and Baggy Pants shows.

 
 
 
 

 

WINNERS OF THE BETH MARSHALL PRESENTS DISTRICT 3 HIGH SCHOOL THESPIAN SCHOLARSHIP
  • Forrest Stringfellow (Spruce Creek High School), 2016
  • Emily Nicole Stevens Directing (Lake Howell High School⇒Valencia College), 2015
  • Rose Harvey Stage Management (Lake Brantley High School⇒Virginia Commonwealth University), 2014
  • Kaitlyn Harrington Stage Management/Directing (Lake Howell High School⇒Rollins College), 2013
  • Ellen Boener Acting/Writing (Spruce Creek High School⇒Florida State University), 2012
CURRENT COLLABORATORS/PARTNERS/PEOPLE WE WORK WITH:
  • The Garden Theatre- Venue Partner
  • Penguin Point Productions/James Brendlinger- Producing Partner
  • Lake Howell High School Theatre Department- Venue Partner
  • Florida Theatrical Association- Collaborator
  • The Abbey- Venue Partner
  • The Venue/Blue- Venue Partner
  • Tim Evanicki Productions- Collaborator
  • The Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House- Venue Partner
  • DiDonna Productions/Empty Spaces Theatre (Co)llaboration- Producing Partner
  • Valencia College- Venue Partner
  • Orlando Fringe- Venue Partner
  • Marcy Singhaus– Costume Designer
  • Oldies But Goodies/Barb Solomon- Properties
  • Aradhana Tiwari/Play the Moment- Company Director
  • Bill Warriner- Fight Director
  • Andy Crabtree- Graphic Design for Garden Theatre productions
PAST BMP TEAM MEMBERS:

In loving Memory of our scenic designer, Tom Mangieri

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Tom (Tommy) Mangieri (Scenic  Designer 2008-2016) had a twenty-five year history in Central Florida, working with all the major theatre companies as well as numerous television sets for UCF-TV. Born and educated in New York, Tom holds a BA in English/Drama and Fine Art, and often paints and dresses his own sets. Originally skilled in Graphics and Acting, he was often approached to work on sets and costumes in New York/New Jersey once the company found out he could draw and paint. Tom was the resident scenic designer with Beth Marshall Presents from 2008 until his passing in 2016.  Tommy designed every BMP show with his final show being The Whale in March 2016 at the Garden Theater.  Tom also designed regularly with The Orlando REP and Lake Highland Prep, and has diverse credits with the Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Downtown, Empty Spaces, Madcow, IceHouse Theatre, and The Baystreet Players. With Beth Marshall Presents past projects were Our Town, Crimes Of The Heart, A Christmas Carol, Children Of A Lesser God, Biloxi Blues, Alice Lost In Wonderland, and 33 Variations. We all miss him dearly.

  • David Merchant Assistant to the Producer (2015-2016).
  • J.G. LantiguaSound Designer (2015-2016).
  • Darth KnapikMaster Carpenter (2012-2015) Construction crew (2008-current)
  • Stasia KurtiakProduction Stage Manager (2014-2015).
  • Mike Deaven- Assistant to the Producer/Resident Artist (2012-2015).
  • KH Photographics- Photography and Graphic Design (2009-2015).
  • Molly Walz- Costume Designer (2012-2014).
  • Jay Ferrence- Production Stage Manager (2012-14).
  • John Valines- Sound Designer (2008-2013).
  • Jennifer Bonner- Costume Designer (2008-2013).
  • Brenna Nicely- Dramaturg/Company Manager (2012-2013).
  • Melissa Koerner-Fritzinger- Assistant Stage Manager (2010-2011), Production Stage Manager (2012).
  • Chasmin Hallyburton- Assistant to the Producer/Production Stage Manager (2009-2012).
  • Interns- Winona Wiley (2015-2016), Daniel Meyer (2015), David Merchant (2014-2015), Amanda Grace (2013-2015), Gabriella Juliet (2013-2015), Kyle Rodriguez (2012-2015), Stasia Kurtiak (2012-2015), Gabe Patrick (2013-2014), Jack Young (2012-2014), Ally Gursky (2011-2013), Brenna Nicely (2011-2012),  Sarah Flatt (2011-2012), Michelle Rogers (2009-2010).