CATALYST RETURNS TO THE INDYFRINGE WITH THEIR 12TH ORIGINAL FRINGE PLAY
CASEY ROSS - PLAYWRIGHT
Casey Ross is an acclaimed Indianapolis playwright known primarily for her original Fringe festival plays. Bat in the Wind (or A Recent Study on Depression and Addiction) marks Ross’s 12th original IndyFringe premiere. Ross’s IndyFringe works inculde: Gallery (2007), Tortillo! (2009), Queue (2010), The Solidarity (2013), Portraits (2014), Hell’s 4th Ring [The Mall Musical] (2015, music by Dave Pelsue), Tortillo! 2: Dickens Rising (2016), Canvas (2017), Arcadefire! [The Redemption of Billy Mitchell] (2018, music by Christopher McNeely), Copyright/Safe (2021, music by Dave Pelsue), Tortillo! 3: Sombrero’s Revenge (2022).
In 2009, Ross’s play won the Performer Favorite Award at IndyFringe, for Tortillo!. In 2017, Catalyst Repertory won the IndyFringe Best Vetern Producers Award for Canvas, the final chapter in Ross’s The Gallery Triology, which is published through The Geeky Press and available for purchase on Amazon.
Taylor is the Managing Creative Director of Catalyst Repertory and one of our most consistent on-stage faces, as well as, a managment force, stage-combat consultant, and board representative. Taylor joined the Catalyst ranks with his first IndyFringe production in 2014. You’ve seen Taylor in many Main Stage Catalyst shows, inculding The Pillowman (Katurian, 2022), Equus (Alan, 2016), Coriolanus (Caius Marcius, 2016), and The Seagull (Treplev, 2017). Taylor’s Catalyst IndyFringe credits inculde: Portraits (Jackson, 2014), Hell’s 4th Ring [The Mall Musical] (Lars, 2015), and Copyright/Safe (The Mask, 2021). Taylor, like Dave, has also appeared in Fringe shows for several other local companies, perhaps, most noteablly, the extremely successful run of Bigfoot Saves America (2022).
Dave is a founder and Creative Director for Catalyst Repertory. Dave and Artistic Director, Casey Ross, met through the 2013 IndyFringe, and have worked together, especially at Fringe, ever since. Dave’s Catalyst IndyFringe credits inculde: The Solidarity (Ben, 2013), Hell’s 4th Ring [The Mall Musical] (Eric/Co-Writer, 2015), Tortillo! 2: Dickens Rising (Patrick, 2016), Canvas (Jackson, 2017), Arcadefire! [The Redemption of Billy Mitchell] (Voice of Donkey Kong, 2018), Copyright/Safe (Badger/Original Songs, 2021), Tortillo! 3: Sombrero’s Revenge (Patrick, 2022). And, that’s just his Fringe Catalyst credentials. Some noteable Main Stage credits inculde: The Pillowman (Tupolski, 2022), Tooth of Crime (Hoss, 2017), Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio, 2017) and The Diviners (C.C. Showers, 2016).
ZACHARIAH STONEROCK - DIRECTOR
Zach has bee a formative member of Catalyst for a long time and currently sits on our board of directors. He is also one of our Directors in Residence, as well as, an Actor in Residence. You’ve seen Zach on stage with Catalyst in The Diviners (Ferris Laymen, 2016), and in our 2021 IndyFringe offering, Copyright/Safe (Eyepatch).
You’ve also seen Zach’s work with Catalyst as the director of many of the new works such as Feral Boy (Bennett Ayres, 2016), Popular Monsters (Lou Harry, 2018), Romeo + Juliet (Shakespeare, 2018), and Lanista (Bennett Ayres, 2022). Zach has been seen on numerous Indianapolis stages, as well as, directed and acted as a teacher, for many local companies. Zach will also be directing our soon to be announced 2024 season opener, so stay tuned!