Queen City Flash

Queen City Flash is Cincinnati's Flash Mob theater company presenting a form of theatrical presentation new to Cincinnati while also offering free community performances to under-served communities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Queen City Flash's first production, THE COMPLETE TOM, is a new, expanded look at Mark Twain's writings on Tom Sawyer, pulling together alternate sources and combining them with his classic novels. THE COMPLETE TOM is a four play cycle and will be presented throughout the 2014-2015 season at various locations. 

The Company

Bridget Leak  

Bridget Leak

 

Bridget Leak (Director) was featured in American Theatre Magazine's December issue, "Role Call: People to Watch". She is the S.D.C.F. Denham Fellow and Cincinnati Artist Ambassador Fellow; both enabled her to produce and direct a new four-play cycle, THE COMPLETE TOM that presented all of Mark Twain's works on Tom Sawyer at various non-traditional and outdoor venues in Cincinnati. She is a Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum, Artist in Residence at Robert Wilson's The Watermill Center, Directing Fellow at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, recipient of the SDCF Observership (Cleveland Play House and Round House Theatre), and Gielgud Fellowship finalist.

Bridget has an M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and B.A. in German and French from Lycoming College.  She currently calls Cincinnati home with her husband, playwright-composer Trey Tatum. www.bridgetleak.com

 

 

Teddy Gumbleton (Development Associate) is a Development Associate for Cincinnati Opera, having joined the company’s development team in 2012. Before the Opera, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration-Theatre from Butler University, where he also served as the manager of the Butler Theatre Box Office. Teddy is also currently a reviewer for League of Cincinnati Theatre and in his spare time, loves seeing theatre, watching movies, and reading.

 

 
Aly Michaud

Aly Michaud

Aly Michaud (Marketing Associate) is a Cleveland native with a marketing degree from Wittenberg University. She currently works as the communications associate at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and her previous theatre involvement includes marketing internships at PlayhouseSquare (Cleveland) and Victoria Theatre Association (Dayton). Aly recently served as the marketing coordinator for The Cake Shop Theater Company's Chemistry, which won Producer’s Pick at the 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. She also has more than 16 years of performance experience, including a 13-year stint as a competitive gymnast.

In her spare time, Aly is a freelance choreographer and dance teacher specializing in hip hop, jazz and lyrical dance. Locally her choreography was seen in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill production of The Short Tree and the Bird that Could Not Sing and in Indian Hill High School’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.

 

 
Trey Tatum

Trey Tatum

Trey Tatum (playwright/composer) is a displaced hick from the Alabama Gulf Coast. He writes plays and music about the dirty, magical underbelly of this world. Recent credits include Andy’s House of [BLANK] (written with drinking-buddy/life coach Paul Strickland), Shelter (2015 CincyFringe with Pones, Inc.) Mars vs. the Atom (Know Theatre), Slut Shaming (2014 CincyFringe Artists Pick) and The Complete Tom parts 1-4 with his theater company, Queen City Flash. Other projects include a residency at Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Center, a public presentation at Lincoln Center, inclusion in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival and the 2013 Women’s Center Stage Festival at The Culture Project. He is a Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive Alum and the former Programming Director for The Tank in Midtown Manhattan. Trey makes theater and dinner with his wife, director Bridget Leak. treytatum.com

 

 
Paul Kerford Wilson

Paul Kerford Wilson

Paul Kerford Wilson (Photographer) has been a member OTRimprov since before the summer sweat lodge experiences in what is now Lachey's on 12th Street, where he met his spirit animal (Sun Bear). His improvisation and acting began at Wittenberg University, and he has been improvising in Cincinnati since 2000 (yes, there has been improv in Cincinnati that long) with multiple groups including the award-winning Wit’s End, Smarty Pants, and Think Fast. Paul has been lucky enough to work with talented local playwrights and actors in Know Theatre's Serials! and a brief tour of duty in [Frankenstein] at last year's Fringe Festival. He also has dogs that need walking and refuse to buy their own food.