Clerical Error Productions is proud and excited to be collaborating with internationally produced playwright Mark Harvey Levine in this year's Indy Fringe Festival.
Play by Play is a collection of fifteen very short plays that make wry observations about the human condition. Situations range from the mundane to the surreal with a commentator and announcer popping in from time to time to sum up the action and predict the outcome. Bryan Ball, Adam Crowe, Tracy Herring, TJ O’ Neil, Talor Ray, and Michelle Wafford perform multiple roles during this fast paced, minimalist production. Jon Lindley directs. Cameo appearances by assistant director Kate Duffy and producer David Molloy.
Meet the playwright
Mark Harvey Levine has had over 1900 productions of his short plays everywhere from Bangalore to Bucharest and from Lima to London. His plays have won over 45 awards and been produced in more than ten languages. His work has been published in over two dozen anthologies by Applause, Smith & Kraus, Routledge and Vintage. Full evenings of his ten-minute plays, such as “Cabfare For The Common Man”, “Didn’t See That Coming” and “A Very Special Holiday Special” have been shown around the world, including at the Phoenix Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe and in a multi-year tour of Brazil. Two of his plays were adapted for Brazilian television. A Spanish-language film of “The Kiss” (“El Beso”) premiered at Cannes and aired on HBO and DTV (Japan). He moved to Indianapolis in 2018 with his wife and son.
Meet the ensemble cast
Bryan is an Indianapolis native who began his acting career at North Central High School. He comes from a family of performing artists and has served as a production assistant at the Madame Walker Theatre. His most recent appearance in Indianapolis theatre was at the Indiana Writers Center’s 10 minute play festival at IndyFringe in 2021. Bryan works closely with at risk youth/young adults as a Diversion Specialist to prevent homelessness by providing life coaching and basic needs through outreach for Coalition of Homeless Intervention and Prevention of Central Indiana (CHIP) and works with United Way of Central Indiana on the Family Opportunity Team.
Adam O. Crowe
Adam is making his Clerical Error Productions debut, though this is his fourth Indy Fringe Festival. A veteran of Indianapolis theatres for over 30 years, Adam has appeared on every professional stage in the area (and a few others as well). He sends his thanks to Jon Lindley, CEP, and especially to the audiences that support local theatre and its practitioners.
Tracy is excited to get to work with Clerical Error Productions again. This is Tracy’s 10th year as an improvisor with CSz Indianapolis. Tracy has worked with Betty Rage Productions, NoExit Performance, Fonseca Theatre Company, and Bard Fest. Offstage, Tracy is a social worker, compulsive recycler, and Doxie parent.
TJ is ecstatic to be “playing ball’ with the Cast of Clerical Error’s production of Play by Play! Originally from Cincinnati, he is delighted to be back on the acting scene after a 2-year hiatus. He recently finished his role as Detective Ben Sinclair in the Ambush at the Cat Theatre in Carmel, and was an active member of Marian University’s theatre program prior to graduating in May of 2020. Prior credits include Peter Stockman in Enemy of the People, Simeon in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mr. Caldwell in Urinetown and Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof. He would like to give special thanks to his family and friends for their support in his debut at the Indy Fringe Festival.
Talor is incredibly excited to join Clerical Error Productions for her first Fringe show! This will be her first show since playing Gretchen in Boeing Boeing at Center Stage Community Theatre in 2016. Talor has also enjoyed working with Epilogue Players and the former Milk Building Theatre in the past. Talor is thankful for all of the open arms as she ventures back into community theatre and looks forward to what the future brings! A huge thank you to Clerical Error Productions for giving her this opportunity and Mark Harvey Levine for creating amazing scripts for the cast to bring to life for the audience today.
Michelle is finally performing in her first Fringe show! Fortunately, she’s often called a Tiny Little Person, so being in a collection of Tiny Little Plays makes sense. She’s been doing Indy theatre since 1992 (extra tiny Michelle) and most recently has been seen at IndyFringe in the Twelfth Night musical as well as in Catalyst Repertory’s production of the new play Lanista. Thanks and big love to Eric for keeping her alive all year so far.
Jon Lindley – Director
Jon appeared at Lilly Theatre at The Children’s Museum (as Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow), Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival, InterAction Theatre, Genesis Theatre Company, and in over a dozen productions at Phoenix Theatre, including Reckless, Woman in Mind, Stuff Happens, and Some Men. Jon toured the U.S. and Canada with the groundbreaking Omaha Magic Theatre. On returning to Indiana, he began his own company, Pan-Arts Theatre, where he produced and directed challenging experimental works, including Struck Dumb and Hamletmachine. Jon is also Secretary of Clerical Error Productions, Inc. He held the title role in CEP’s Rocket In Your Pocket: Father Ned in Space, the Musical! at Indy Fringe 2021, and brought Father Ned back to CEP’s Vaudeville Revue of 2022. This is his Fringe directorial debut.