Mr. Brett is a Cincinnati-based scenic artist, illustrator, designer and animator. Heavily influenced by collectibles, children’s toys and puppetry, his art embodies qualities shared by all: multi-functional, poseable, humorous and easily repurposed to create new expressions. The spirit of play is further reinforced through public venues where the audience can directly interact and experience the work; this translates particularly well in theatrical performances and art installations. Stylistically, the work emphasizes a sophistication of line quality with psychedelic motifs that echo graphic designs from the 1960s creating a distinct visual buzz through repeated lines, shapes and patterns. In some ways Mr. Brett will never stop being a big kid and enjoys playing board games, bike riding and long walks with his wife and two dogs.
Mr. Tatum 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 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 one through four with his theatre 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 alumnus and the former programming director for The Tank in Midtown Manhattan. Mr. Tatum makes mischief and theatre with his wife, director Bridget Leak. To learn more, visit treytatum.com.