Our Mission

Phoenix Players, Inc. is a non-profit community theatre organization dedicated to producing high quality theatrical entertainment in Northeast Wisconsin


Our Founders:

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Meet the people behind the creation of Phoenix Players, Inc.

Brandon Byng & Mary-Beth Kuester

Brandon Byng is from Abrams, WI and has been involved in theatre since he was 15 years old. He has over 15 years of experience in directing both plays and musicals. He is also an experienced actor, and has portrayed many different characters on stage. Brandon has been involved in many theatre organizations: Notre Dame Academy (Green Bay, WI), Box In The Wood Theatre Guild (Shawano, WI) and Theatre On The Bay (Marinette, WI).

Mary-Beth Kuester is from Clintonville, WI, having returned to her hometown after a career in marketing and public relations in Madison, WI. Her early theatre experience was with Attic Theatre in Appleton, WI. She was active in the Box in the Wood Theatre Guild in Shawano, WI where she acted in, directed and produced numerous plays. She was also president of the Shawano County Arts Council. A former dance teacher, she is a member of the Wisconsin Dance Council.