Tristan Cupp



Email: Tristan Cupp
Phone: 937-229-3950


D. Tristan Cupp is co-founder and artistic director of The Zoot Theatre Company. A recognized versatile artist, Tristan’s artistic talent includes set and scenery design and construction, scenic painting, sculpting, properties design and construction, and puppet and mask design and construction.

He has strong ties to the local artistic and theatre community which began while a student at Sinclair Community College. Prior to co-founding and joining Zoot full-time, Tristan worked as master carpenter for The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, OH. He has also designed and built sets for The Dreamkeeper Theatre Company, First Frontier, Inc., and Town Hall Theatre.

Tristan created masks and puppets for numerous companies including Town Hall Theatre, Rhythm ‘N Shoes, The Human Race Theatre Company, Sinclair Community College, Central State University, and The Theatre Guild. In total, Tristan has designed, painted, and/or built sets and scenery for over 120 productions in professional and educational venues.

Tristan’s artistic eye has become synonymous with “Zoot’s style” that is recognizable to audiences throughout the Southwestern Ohio region.