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Finding Nemo Meets Predator in this Retro-Futurism Hellscape Comedy

CFF21_You Will Live Under the Sea(CINCINNATI, OHIO) –  YOU WILL LIVE UNDER THE SEA  at the 2021 Cincinnati Fringe Theatre Festival, June 4–June 19.  Every year the land gets more and more crowded. More people. More buildings. More roads and more cars. Out there, the sea isn’t crowded at all. It’s just you. And that man. And miles and miles and miles of nothing else.

From the creative force behind 2020’s award winning show Killjoy, Ohio  comes a children’s fable about our dreams for the future. PICK-OF-THE-FRINGE winners Bridget Leak, Jordan Trovillion and Trey Tatum return with a new story of the bizarre in an entirely new format.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR QUEEN CITY FLASH

  • 2020 Cincy Fringe All Access Pick – Killjoy, Ohio
  • 2020 The Young-Howze Theatre Awards,  Show of the Year Winner – Killjoy, Ohio
  • 2019 Cincy Fringe Full Frontal Pick – Zoinks!
  • 2018 Cincy Fringe Full Frontal Pick – Of Monster Descent
  • 2014 Cincy Fringe Artist Pick – Slut Shaming

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE

  • ★★★★★ STARS – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Of Monster Descent
  • ★★★★ STARS – CBC, Of Monster Descent
  • ★★★★ STARS – Winnipeg Free Press, Of Monster Descent

WHO DID WHAT
Written by Trey Tatum
Directed by Bridget Leak
Performed by Jordan Trovillion & Trey Tatum
Backstage: Taylor Hauter (Lighting Design), Molly Francis (Sound & Projections 1), Elyse Stieby (ASM/Projections 2), Grayson Halonen (ASM/Fish wrangler)

SEE YOU WILL LIVE UNDER THE SEA AT THE CINCYFRINGE FESTIVAL, VIDEO ON DEMAND!

TICKETS:   $11 General Admission, $16 Love-Your-Artist Ticket

Tickets can be purchased at https://cincyfringe.com/you-will-live-under-the-sea/

For additional questions, please email queencityflash@gmail.com

Previous Queen City Flash productions at Cincy Fringe:

  • 2020 – Killjoy, Ohio
  • 2019 – Zoinks!
  • 2018 – Of Monster Descent
  • 2017 – The Disappearance of Nicole of Jacobs
  • 2016 – The Midnight Express
  • 2015 – Shelter (with Pones, INC.)
  • 2014 – Slut Shaming

ABOUT TREY TATUM: Trey Tatum is a playwright / composer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Recent credits include ZOINKS!, a Nancy Drew send-up about the opioid epidemic, Alabama Monster, his solo show about mental illness, family ties and creatures that lie just out of sight, and JALZ, a remake of the blockbuster movie JAWS that examines Alzheimer’s disease, end of life care and family legacy. For the past four seasons, Trey has been composer for Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Education Touring Series. Current Projects include Have Monster, Will Travel, a new audio fiction podcast about road trips, monsters and the meaning of family. Trey makes theatre and mischief with his wife, director Bridget Leak. treytatum.com

ABOUT JORDAN TROVILLION: Jordan Trovillion is an actor based in Covington, Kentucky; the endpoint of her Southerly drift from her home state of Michigan. Recent theatre credits are Puffs (Susie Bones track) and The Absentee (The Operator) at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Zoinks! (Nolan) at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and JALZ (Dylan), both with Queen City Flash. Other favorite shows include Neverwhere (Hunter) with Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Ken Ham’s Journey to the Center of the Earth (Most Women) with Queen City Flash, and Baskerville (Actress) at Falcon Theater. Jordan is a member of SAG/AFTRA and has performed in various films and television shows, including “The Old Man and the Gun,” “My Days of Mercy,” and Comedy Central’s “Detroiters.” She is also a freelance illustrator, and used to be in a cover band. More info at www.jordantrovillion.net.

ABOUT BRIDGET LEAK: Bridget Leak is a freelance director and co-founder of Queen City Flash. She recently made her LORT debut with Actually at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where she has previously directed for the Playhouse’s Off-the-Hill Series. Bridget is a 2019 People’s Liberty Grant recipient for her project Desktop Theatre, an arts-initiative that helps teachers integrate the performing arts with larger-than-life plays made small enough to fit on a child’s desk. She previously collaborated with Cradle Cincinnati to develop a healing-through-storytelling pilot program for Mothers in Price Hill and is a former Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellow. Bridget has her M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She calls East Price Hill home with her husband, playwright-composer Trey Tatum and puppies “Pocket” & “Lint” bridgetleak.com #ADirectorsLife

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KILLJOY, OHIO at 2020 Cincy Fringe

CFF20_Killjoy OH logoA what-dunnit about small towns and bermuda triangles

(CINCINNATI, OHIO) –  KILLJOY, OHIO  at the 2020 Cincinnati Fringe Theatre Festival, May 29-June 13. A stranger new to town and a cat burglar team up in this sleek what-dunnit about small towns, Bermuda triangles and the lengths people will go to recover lost things.

From the creative force behind 2019’s SOLD-OUT show Zoinks! comes a sleek what-dunnit about small towns, Bermuda triangles and the lengths people will go to recover lost things. PICK-OF-THE-FRINGE winners Bridget Leak, Jordan Trovillion and Trey Tatum return with a new story of the bizarre in an entirely new format.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR QUEEN CITY FLASH

  • 2019 Cincy Fringe Full Frontal Pick – Zoinks!
  • 2018 Cincy Fringe Full Frontal Pick – of Monster Descent
  • 2014 Cincy Fringe Artist Pick – Slut Shaming

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE

  • ★★★★★ STARS – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, of Monster Descent
  • ★★★★ STARS – CBC, of Monster Descent
  • ★★★★ STARS – Winnipeg Free Press, of Monster Descent 

WHO DID WHAT
Written by Trey Tatum
Performed by Jordan Trovillion & Trey Tatum
Directed by Bridget Leak

SEE KILLJOY, OHIO AT THE CINCYFRINGE FESTIVAL, ONLINE!

TICKETS:   $10 General Admission, $15 Love-Your-Artist Ticket
Tickets can be purchased at cincyfringe.com

Previous Queen City Flash productions at Cincy Fringe:

  • 2019 – Zoinks!
  • 2018 – of Monster Descent
  • 2017 – The Disappearance of Nicole of Jacobs
  • 2016 – The Midnight Express
  • 2015 – Shelter (with Pones, INC.)
  • 2014 – Slut Shaming

ABOUT TREY TATUM: Trey Tatum is a playwright / composer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Recent credits include ZOINKS!, a Nancy Drew send-up about the opioid epidemic, Alabama Monster, his solo show about mental illness, family ties and creatures that lie just out of sight, and JALZ, a remake of the blockbuster movie JAWS that examines Alzheimer’s disease, end of life care and family legacy. For the past four seasons, Trey has been composer for Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Education Touring Series. Current Projects include Have Monster, Will Travel, a new audio fiction podcast about road trips, monsters and the meaning of family. Trey makes theatre and mischief with his wife, director Bridget Leak. treytatum.com

ABOUT JORDAN TROVILLION: Jordan Trovillion is an actor based in Covington, Kentucky; the endpoint of her Southerly drift from her home state of Michigan. Recent theatre credits are Puffs (Susie Bones track) and The Absentee (The Operator) at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Zoinks! (Nolan) at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and JALZ (Dylan), both with Queen City Flash. Other favorite shows include Neverwhere (Hunter) with Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Ken Ham’s Journey to the Center of the Earth (Most Women) with Queen City Flash, and Baskerville (Actress) at Falcon Theater. Jordan is a member of SAG/AFTRA and has performed in various films and television shows, including “The Old Man and the Gun,” “My Days of Mercy,” and Comedy Central’s “Detroiters.” She is also a freelance illustrator, and used to be in a cover band. More info at www.jordantrovillion.net.

ABOUT BRIDGET LEAK: Bridget Leak is a freelance director and co-founder of Queen City Flash. She recently made her LORT debut with Actually at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where she has previously directed for the Playhouse’s Off-the-Hill Series. Bridget is a 2019 People’s Liberty Grant recipient for her project Desktop Theatre, an arts-initiative that helps teachers integrate the performing arts with larger-than-life plays made small enough to fit on a child’s desk. She previously collaborated with Cradle Cincinnati to develop a healing-through-storytelling pilot program for Mothers in Price Hill and is a former Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellow. Bridget has her M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She calls East Price Hill home with her husband, playwright-composer Trey Tatum and puppies “Pocket” & “Lint” bridgetleak.com #ADirectorsLife

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Nancy Drew Meets Stranger Things in This Teen Sleuth Caper!

CFF19_Zoinks logo(CINCINNATI, OHIO) – From the creators of the Cincy Fringe 2018’s Full-Frontal Pick “OF MONSTER DESCENT” – Queen City Flash, presents ZOINKS! Being a teen detective may be scary work, but nothing from her case files rivals the personal mystery that sets Nolan Blackwell out at night, scouring haunted houses for familiar, masked villains.

Zoinks! features actors Jordan Trovillion and Trey Tatum with script by Tatum, directed by Bridget Leak. Queen City Flash invites you to ask: How does one town have so many monsters? And what are you doing in this haunted sawmill, where are you parents? What’s the deal with the talking dog, can you understand him or not?

Show dates and times (60 minutes)

  • Sunday, June 2 @ 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5 @ 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 6 @ 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 8 @ 8:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 9 @ 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 12 @ 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 13 @ 9:00 pm 

Tickets can be purchased online at cincyfringe.com or at the Know Theatre Box Office.

Venue: Art Academy Room 563, 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Tickets: $15 | Multi-show passes available

Festival dates May 31 – June 15, 2019.  For info about Cincy Fringe visit cincyfringe.com. 

Previous Cincy Fringe shows: Of Monster Descent (2018’s Full-Frontal Pick), The Disappearance of Nicole Jacobs Part 1: the sister (2017), The Midnight Express (2016), Shelter (2015), Slut Shaming (2014’s Artist Pick)

Queen City Flash is a community-centric theater company dedicated to open access to the arts. By untethering the performing arts from physical space, prohibitive costs and traditional theatrical expectations, Queen City Flash unites local artists with their communities to create new, impactful theatre.

Currently, QCF programming falls under:  Flashmobs, Community, Activism, Flash|U, and Fringe.

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SECKATARY HAWKINS Runs Oct. 24-28

QCF_Seckatary Hawkins logoSECKATARY HAWKINS
Queen City Flash
Oct. 24-28
[Various]

Adapted by Trey Tatum
Directed by Bridget Leak

Cast: David Driskill, Patrick McWilliams, Dave Powell, Alexx Rouse & Hannah Sheppard

It’s 1918. America is at war! Meanwhile, on the home front, a ragtag group of mischievous boys are waging their own battles against boredom as a self-described “Rejiment.” Join Seckatary Hawkins, and his lovable young cohorts, as they protect the river banks from the Pelham Gang, a rival rejiment from across the river.

All performances are flash mob-style, meaning tickets can be reserved based on the date, time and accessibility level of your choice. At 3:00 p.m. the day of the show, an email will be sent to ticket holders with a map and parking instructions to the secret location. All performances are outdoors. Tickets are free to the public and can be reserved at www.QueenCityFlash.com For additional questions about accessibility, please email queencityflash@gmail.com.

  • Wed-Fri, Oct. 24-26 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Oct. 27-28 at 3pm & 7pm

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The Return of the Flashmob: SECKATARY HAWKINS

QCF_Seckatary Hawkins logoReintroducing young adventures on the old river

(CINCINNATI) – Queen City Flash is back with a new flash mob, SECKATARY HAWKINS, a Centennial Celebration of the beloved children’s tales by Covington native Robert F. Schulkers. Adapted by Trey Tatum and directed by Bridget Leak, SECKATARY HAWKINS runs October 24 through 28, 2018. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m., with additional matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

The show features local actors David Driskill, Patrick McWilliams, Dave Powell, Alexx Rouse, and Hannah Sheppard.

Starting in 1918 for The Cincinnati Enquirer, Robert F. Schulkers’s childhood adventures detailed what daily life was like for children in the Cincinnati area. His tales of Seckatary Hawkins and his cohorts soon grew into syndicated weekly stories in newspapers around the country, novels, comic strips, radio serials and a national fan club.

Now, on the 100th Anniversary of his creation, Queen City Flash (JALZ, of Monster Descent, The Complete Tom ) is bringing Seckatary Hawkins back down to the river banks where he began his adventures in a brand-new flahsmob-style play:

It’s 1918. America is at war! Meanwhile, on the home front, a ragtag group of mischievous boys are waging their own battles against boredom as a self-described “Rejiment.” Join Seckatary Hawkins, and his lovable young cohorts, as they protect the river banks from the Pelham Gang, a rival rejiment from across the river. 

All performances are flash mob-style, meaning tickets can be reserved based on the date, time and accessibility level of your choice. At 3:00 p.m. the day of the show, an email will be sent to ticket holders with a map and parking instructions to the secret location. All performances are outdoors. Tickets are free to the public and can be reserved at www.QueenCityFlash.com For additional questions about accessibility, please email queencityflash@gmail.com.

Performances are:

  • Wednesday, October 24 @ 7pm
  • Thursday, October 25 @7pm
  • Friday, October 26 @7pm
  • Saturday, October 27 @ 3pm
  • Saturday, October 27 @ 7pm
  • Sunday, October 28 @ 3pm
  • Sunday, October 28 @ 7pm

About Queen City Flash:
Queen City Flash is a community-centric theater company dedicated to open access to the arts. By untethering the performing arts from physical space, prohibitive costs and traditional theatrical expectations, Queen City Flash unites local artists with their communities to create new, impactful theatre.

Currently, QCF programming falls under:  Flashmobs, Community, Activism, Flash|U, and Fringe.

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