- Our MissionEx Somnium's view is that our works are designed for the public at large. From art professional to art enthusiast, from CEO to construction worker, our goal is always to break barriers between ourselves and the audience.The use of traditional forms of theatre coupled with the modern and esoteric, creates a captivating experience centered around the fully immersive worlds that Ex Somnium creates. Whether it be with puppetry, object theatre, tableau vivant, dance, music, movement, or even simply light and sound, we experiment with the psychoscape that is the human condition.
- Our History
Created in the beginning of 2010, Ex Somnium has to date, performed in Atlanta, Athens, and most recently been invited to take part in Cincinnati's Mad Slams: a Puppet Cabaret by Mad Cap Puppets.
Under the direction of Timothy A. Hand, the organization continues to grow, collaborating with new artist and adding to its overall pool of specialized and skilled performers and devisers.
- Our BoardTimothy A. Hand: Artistic Direct, President
Timothy is an actor, puppeteer, and director who works primarily in experimental forms. Outside of Ex Somnium, he has worked with The Center for Puppetry Arts, Wee Giant Puppets, The Lucky Penny Dance Company, Blue Goose Theatre, The Object Group, Park Cofield & Co, Zombie Cat Productions, and Ninja Puppet ProductionsPhilip Depoy: Vice President
Began his professional career in 1965 with the Actors and Writers Workshop, he achieved a masters degree in performance art before becoming a writer in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts and a nationally reviewed performance artist. In the 1980s he became the composer in residence for the Academy Theatre and in the 1990s he was the Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit when it was first reviewed internationally. (Beowulf, which he directed, received review in London’s Plays and Players.) He has also served as the director of several university theatre programs. DePoy is the author of five Flap Tucker mysteries (Shamus finalist), seven Fever Devilin novels, a stand along novel called THE KING JAMES CONSPIRACY, a work of non-fiction called THE TAO AND THE BARD, as well as forty-two produced plays. He is a recipient of the 2002 Edgar Award for the best mystery play in the nation.Brittany Loffert: Secretary
Brittany is an actor and puppeteer, having worked with Theatre in the Square, The Alliance Theatre, Wee Giant Puppets, The Center for Puppetry Arts, The Object Group, as well as Ex Somnium.