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 (Director) was featured in American Theatre Magazine, "Role Call: Theatre Workers You Should Know."  Previous honors include; Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship, SDC Denham Fellow, Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum, Artist in Residence at Robert Wilson's The Watermill Center, Directing Fellow at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a Sir Gielgud Fellowship finalist and a S.D.C.F Observer (Cleveland Play House and Round House Theatre) Bridget has an M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.

She calls Cincinnati home with her husband, playwright-composer Trey Tatum and puppy "Pocket."  www.bridgetleak.com #ADirectorsLife


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 The Disappearance of Nicole Jacobs (2017 CincyFringe) Ken Ham's Journey to the Center of the Earth (Know Theatre of Cincinnati), Slut Shaming (Xavier University), Andy’s House of [BLANK] (written with drinking-buddy Paul Strickland), The Midnight Express (2016 CincyFringe), Shelter (2015 CincyFringe with Pones, Inc.) Mars vs. the Atom (Know Theatre) 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 mischief and theater with his wife, director Bridget Leak.


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. 

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