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.

 

Play-in-a-Day Production Stage Manager and Resident Stage Manager

Blue's Headshot 1Blue Estrella is super excited to be a part of Beth Marshall Presents as a Stage Manager. Since her move to Orlando in 2000, she’s received a Film Degree at FMU and a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts at Stetson concentrating on lighting and sound design. She’s performed in the parades at Disney World and has choreographed several High School Color Guards throughout the state of Florida. She began her theater career at SAK Comedy Lab as the head house manager and lighting/sound improviser. In 2012, Blue decided to write, direct and choreograph “SPINZophrenia” for the Orlando Fringe and since then has been heavily involved with the Orlando Fringe. Recent work includes Stage Managing for “Bubble Gum Party” and “Slut Like Me”. She has also been a Stage Manager for Play-In-A-Day and now is excited to announce her new position as the PIAD Production Stage Manager! She would like to thank Beth and BMP for giving her this incredible opportunity! When she is not teching, or stage managing, you can find her directing/choreographing the Ocoee HS Knights Visual Ensemble.

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.

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.

Interns

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-22 at 3.32.05 PMClark Levi is ecstatic and proud to be in his 2nd year as an intern with Beth Marshall Presents! Last year, he was involved with Glass Menagerie and Spelling Bee as a crew member, as well as being an actor in The Wishing Well Girl and involved in Play in a Day as a director, actor, and this year, as a production assistant. He currently is a freshman at Flagler College for Theatre Arts, where he hopes to learn about every field of theatre and use everything he learns to eventually become a leading arts activist for Central Florida. Recently, he has performed in O-Town: Voices From Orlando as himself, Eric Pinder’s Uncertainty at the Orlando Fringe Festival, and The Winter’s Tale with The Young Company. His primarily field is directing, and has recently directed (45 Neo-Futurist Plays From) Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind for his alma mater Boone High School. He’d like to thank you for showing an interest in supporting the arts and hopes you continue to do so in the future!

 

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Kendall Myers is a senior at West Orange High School and is couldn’t be more exited to be joining the Beth Marshall team as an intern. She is a proud member of International Thespian troupe 1983. Kendall is an award winning Actor and Technician, winning multiple awards for her scenic designs as well as All Star Cast for her role as a Pinhead in The Elephant Man at SETC. She has worked on shows with the Southeastern Theatre Institute, as the props designer for multiple shows at West Orange High School, and worked with children’s theatres including Acting Up Theatre Academy. She has worked on a total of 25 theatrical productions within the last four years, Kendall hopes to pursue a future in Prop Design or Theatre Design.

 

 

Jordan Headshot 3Jordan Laica is very excited to be an intern working with Beth Marshall Presents this season. He worked with Ms. Marshall during my four years at Lake Howell High School. He graduated from Lake Howell High School in May of 2017. During his four years at Lake Howell he was a Thespian in Troup 4937.  He was the lead in their technical programming. Some of his proudest accomplishments include 4800 theatre hours logged, from main stage productions to small rental venues including Orlando Fringe Festival; being the recipient of 2017 District 3 Michelle Backel Technical Theatre Scholarship; and being a Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Master Electrician, Lighting Board Operator, Sound Board Operator and Stage Hand. In addition to his work with Thespian Troup 4937, he was the Lake Howell High School Audio Video Tech President where he assisted the school’s IT Network Specialist with multiple issues. He is currently enrolled in the Theatre Program at Seminole State College where he was awarded a Theatre Scholarship. Jordan hopes to obtain his associate degree and certificate in Technical Theatre. After achieving his associate degree, He plans on continuing his education to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical Theatre. In August, he will be attend Seminole State College on a Technical Theatre Scholarship and the District 3 Michelle Backel Technical Theatre Scholarship.

 

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Jordan Lewis is very excited for the upcoming season as a first year intern with Beth Marshall Presents. Prior to this, she interned with the The Orlando Fringe on the social media team. Most of her experience comes from being the Stage Manger of Thespian Troupe 8121. Jordan cannot wait to both learn and grow as a Thespian from this opportunity.

 

 

 

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Ben Lowe is a senior at Lyman High School. He is so thrilled to be working with Beth and the rest of the interns this season! Ben hopes to pursue a degree in technical theatre and work for Disney Cruise Line and Theme Parks. He has a strong passion for lighting design and stage management.  At lyman, Ben serves as the student body historian and is a member of Thespian Troupe 2329, and Lyman’s NHS chapter. He’d like to thank his friends and family for all their support over the years, and to Beth for this amazing opportunity.

 

 

 

 

WINNERS OF THE BETH MARSHALL PRESENTS DISTRICT 3 HIGH SCHOOL THESPIAN SCHOLARSHIP
  • Forrest Stringfellow Acting (Spruce Creek High School⇒Daytona State College), 2016
  • Emily Nicole StevensDirecting (Lake Howell High School⇒Valencia College), 2015
  • Rose HarveyStage Management (Lake Brantley High School⇒Virginia Commonwealth University), 2014
  • Kaitlyn HarringtonStage Management/Directing (Lake Howell High School⇒Rollins College), 2013
  • Ellen BoenerActing/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- Nakary Hurtado (2016-2017), Alexia Correa (2016-2017), 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).