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.

 

 
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David J Driskill (Johnny McLaren) is a Cincinnati native who is excited and humbled to be apart of his first Queen City Flash production as Johnny McLaren. He is a graduate of Tiffin University where he studied music business and has appeared in various commercials, tv shows, and films. According to David... “this is just about the best rejiment that a fella could ask for.”

 

 
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Patrick McWilliams (Gregory “Seckatary” Hawkins) has been involved with many aspects of theatre, including plays, musicals, improv, and running crew. Some of his favorite roles have been Reuben in A Soldier’s Christmas (New Edgecliff  Theatre and Actors & Playwrights Collaborative), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Xavier University), Ethan in From White Plains (Xavier University), and most recently Tom Sawyer in A Complete Tom Part 4 – Detective by Queen City Flash. Thank you for coming to see this performance of Seckatary Hawkins and enjoy the show!

 

 
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Alexx Rouse (Bill Darby/Briggen) is thrilled to be making her Queen City Flash debut in Seckatary Hawkins! Typically writing for stage instead of standing on it, she holds a BFA in Playwriting from NKU and has written several Serials! and Fringe shows for The Know Theatre of Cincinnati, including writing and starring in the sold out solo show Busted Bumpers and Other Metaphors in 2017 at Cincy and Indy Fringe. A few of her favorite writing credits include Bad Poetry Night (Fringe 2018), All’s Faire (Serials! 2018), A Rolling Stone Gathers No Loss (Serials! 2016) and her personal favorite Twenty Sweet Potatoes That Look Like My Mom (Show Us Your Weird 2016). She’s pumped to return to the stage thanks to Trey and Bridget and this awesome, fun, and hilarious cast. Oh and Rouse also produces Travis McElroy’s Cincinnati Underground Secret Society show. But she’s not supposed to talk about that...

 

 
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Hannah Sheppard (Clarence Wilks/Jerry Moore) is so proud to be a part of this production as Clarence/Jerry in this production with Queen City Flash. Hannah was most recently seen as Tawny in the production of JALZ (Queen City Flash). Special thanks to all the people who make life most fun! Enjoy the show! @thee_hannahsheppard

 

 
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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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