Taylor Hicks is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary with a BFA in drama. Her main focus is in makeup but she also has a keen interest in stage managing, directing, writing, and choreographing for theatre. She is currently living the chaotic life of a freelance makeup artist with multiple other jobs including this amazing opportunity. She is so excited to work as part of the Theatre BSMT team and can't wait to see what this year has to offer!
Theatre BSMT is a Calgary based theatre company committed to engaging audiences through authentic visceral experiences derived from exploring the art of horror. We strive to fill a niche in our community by presenting new and recently established works that embody the basement: Dark, gritty, dirty and unknown.
Continuing a tradition of unpredictability, Theatre BSMT has taken a leap in order to make a splash on the Calgary theatre scene. Rebranding with an exclusive focus on showcasing horror theatre, Theatre BSMT aims to give a theatrical ride people can’t and won’t forget. Each production will focus on delivering an experience that has been elusive to theatre audiences, newcomers and seasoned theatregoers alike.
About the BSMT
HEAD OF SOUND
Aidan Lytton is a sound designer, musician, composer, and general tinkerer of all things audio. Recent credits include: Assistant Sound Design for The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (ATP & Ghost River Theatre), sound design and original composition for the Telus Storyhive award winning animated short Noonright (Castle Acadia), sound design and original composition for Shadowlands (Fire Exit Theatre), and sound design for The Underneath and The Only Good Boy (Theatre BSMT) for which he was nominated, along with his fellow designers, for the Calgary critics award "Best Technical Design".
As a U of L Bachelor of Fine Arts alumnus, Lisa has been working her little tail off in the Calgary Theatre scene for almost 4 years on over 30 shows. She has worked in Film, Theatre, SFX – you name it. Her main areas of expertise are Lighting Design, Stage Management and SFX Makeup. Some of her credits include (not limited to): The Hobbit, Mary Poppins, Red Riding Hood, Addams Family, Annie Davidson, Of Mice and Men, WINDOW, Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, Drowsy Chaperone, The Dinner Party, LIAR, The Only Good Boy, Before the Night Takes Us and The Underneath. Lisa continues to light the dinosaur bones with Sandi Somers at the Royal Tyrrell Museum as their Lighting Technician.. She has been obsessed with horror since she was a child.
Ryan is Calgary born actor, writer and theatre producer. He holds a BFA in Performance Studies from the University of Lethbridge, where he had the pleasure of serving as Co-Artistic Director of TheatreXtra, the student operated theatre company on campus. Since graduation, Ryan has performed with several Alberta companies and his plays have been produced in and around Calgary at Theatre BSMT and Sage Theatre’s Ignite! Festival. Ryan has also won the Alberta Playwriting Competition’s Discovery prize back-to-back for is plays Ascending the Blue (2013) and Before the Night Takes Us (2014). He hopes Calgary is excited to embrace the daring and thrilling theatre experiences Theatre BSMT is set to present in the coming years.
Conrad is a Calgary based actor and director. He is excited to continue unpacking and delving into one of his favourite genres with Theatre BSMT. Recent directing credits include The Monument (Theatre of Consequence) and A Twist on The Lesson (The Experiments). Select acting credits include As You Like It (Theatre Calgary, Shakespeare by the Bow); Walt Whitman's Secret (Frank Theatre); A Thought in Three Parts (Theatre Outre); The Darling Family (Three Eyes Productions); The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Rosebud Theatre) and Love Song (Courage Productions). He was involved in the creation and performance of How to Disappear Completely (Ghost River Theatre, 2014 Intensive), and the Calgary Critter nominated hit This Is How I Left (Third Street Theatre). He thanks Alix and his family for their continued love and support. “God is GOOD!”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS