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 and won't forget. Each production will focus on delivering an experience that has been elusive to theatre audiences, newcomers and seasoned theatregoers alike.
Benton is an Alberta born theatre artist and professional Magician. He holds a Bachelor of Fine arts in theatrical design and production from the University o British Columbia. Since moving back to Alberta, Benton has worked for a variety of companies in and around Calgary as a stage manager, production manager, operator, and more. Benton worked with Theatre BSMT on The Curing Room, Silence & The Machine, and The Confession of Jeffrey Dahmer and he thoroughly enjoyed his experience. It makes him extremely proud to be a part of the company in a permanent capacity, helping bring an incredibly unique genre of theatre to Calgary. He would like to thank his partner Megan for her continued support in all his endeavours.
Ryan Reese - Artistic Director
Lisa Floyd - Technical Director
About Theatre BSMT
Madeleine Taylor-Gregg - Artistic Associate
Madeleine is a BC born director, actor, and creator now based out of Calgary. She received her BFA in Performance from the University of Lethbridge in 2017 and then made her way to Calgary where she helped to found a small theatre group called Reckless Daughter Creative that is driven to represent emerging female artists and their stories. Some recent directing credits include Yūgen (Reckless Daughter/ Calgary One Acts), Where's My Sky? (Hoodlum/ TheatreXtra), and Portraits Post Drowning (Chinook One Acts). Select acting credits include All that's Left (Sage Theatre IGNITE! Festival), The Drowning Girls (Uleth), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Uleth), and City of the Broken (TheatreXtra). Eager to sink her teeth into new projects, Madeleine is ecstatic to join Theatre BSMT in their exploration of the dark and unknown.
Benton Neufeld - General Manager
Ryan I a 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 price back-to-back for his 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.
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, Marry 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 Tyrell Museum, as their Lighting Technician. She has been obsessed with horror since she was a child.
Aidan Lytton - Head of SOund
Theatre BSMT Team
Conrad Belau - Artistic Associate
Theatre BSMT Board of Directors
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 the basement:
Dark, Gritty, Dirty, and Unknown
Jaskaran Singh .................... President
Alvin Tam .................... Treasurer
Christine Reese .................... Secretary
ife Abiola .................... Director
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".
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 Outré), The Darling Family (Three Eyes Productions), The Lion, The Which, & 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 Alex and his family for their continued love and support. "God is GOOD!"