About the Production Staff

About the Production Staff

T. Paul Lowry (Set and Projection Design) has served in artistic, production, and design capacities with such companies as Cleveland Play House, Long Wharf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New Haven Theater Company, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, and Talespinner Children’s Theatre. Mr. Lowry is an award-winning designer for such works as: Aida, Black Nativity (Karamu House), Egress (Cleveland Play House), Sherlock Holmes; The Baker Street Irregulars, Ella Enchanted, The Nether (Dobama Theatre), American Dreams, Fire on the Water (Cleveland Public Theatre), Uz (Teatro Público de Cleveland), The Turing Machine (Theatre Ninjas), The 39 Steps (Via Brooklyn), To the Orchard, Things as They Are (Playwrights Local 4181), Angels in America (Oberlin College), Jane Eyre (Cleveland Musical Theatre). You can learn more about his work at www.tpaullowry.com.

Marcus Dana (Lighting Design)

Richard B. Ingraham (Sound Design) is a freelance Sound Designer, teacher, and AV Systems Designer. Richard has designed sound for numerous theatres, schools and attractions throughout the US including: Ashland University, Beck Center for the Arts, Baldwin–Wallace University, Cain Park, Carnegie-Mellon University, Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy, The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland State University, Dobama Theatre, The University of Evansville, Great Lakes Theater, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, Oberlin College, Playhouse Square and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Richard is also a consultant on the construction and renovations of theatres and to award winning software companies that create products for live event production including Stage Research and Richmond Sound Design.

Inda Blatch-Geib (Costume Design) as a costume and production designer for over 1,000 theatrical, commercial, and film releases across 35 years and 4 continents.

Production and costume design has included commercials for Footlocker, The West Virginia Lottery’s national award-winning campaigns, The Ohio Lottery, Microsoft, Under Armour, McDonald’s, TroyBuilt, and The Original Mattress Factory, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 1970s and 1980s themed videos, national spots for the team, and design for on-court half-time shows including their mascot shield design and pyrotechnic sword.

Live performance and festival design include Machine Gun Kelly’s US and European Tours as well as ESTFEST and Wolstein Arena productions. Specialty projects include microphone stand designs for MGK and Bear. Print designs have included set styling for Harper’s Bazaar UK Scarlett Johansson cover and spread as well as catalogue set styling for Foundations and Kilgore Trout.

Additionally, Ms. Blatch-Geib’s designs have been showcased in exhibits at The Smithsonian Institute with film projects including Ohio Art Direction of The Signal staring Laurence Fishburne and Production and Costume Design of the soon to be released The Con.

Theatrical Design includes Production and Costume Design for the special off- Broadway Production of Kris Kringle, The Musical, Costume Design for the Cleveland Play House production of Native Gardens, as well as multiple productions for the Colombian National Opera.

Music Video Production and Costume Design includes Machine Gun Kelly’s “Alpha Omega” and “Let You Go” releases. Locally, Inda is the 2021/2022 Resident Designer for Karamu House, Cleveland Public Theatre, Magical Theatre Company, and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Caven Swift (Assistant Stage Manager) has been a stage manager and actor for stardust dinner theater for 4 years now and is excited to bring his talents to the production.

Garrett Michael Scharf (Second Assistant Stage Manager / Production Assistant) recently graduated with a Master of Arts from Case Western Reserve University. He has been involved in the Cleveland theatre community for about twenty years and performed in over 50 productions. He graduated from Notre Dame College and Orange High School, where he appeared in theatre productions, sang in choirs, and played percussion in the marching and concert bands. Garrett is excited to be a part of this production because its message is important in these turbulent times. 

Rommie Sebo (Video Director) is delighted to be a part of The Sparks Fly Upwards team. A full-time videographer, Rommie has been producing and directing corporate events and shows for over 30 years. His resume includes TNT, Turner Sports, The NFL Fan Fest, The National Health Association, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Cleveland International Food Show, as well as numerous local organizations. Rommie also formed the Northern Ohio Videographers Association and is currently serving as President of the organization.

Rommie is married to his best friend, Kathryn Wolfe Sebo (Lina Rosenbaum) Lina). They are proud parents of Zac and Kayla Sebo, Josh and Beth Sebo, Becky Sebo (boyfriend Michael Hirsch) and David Sebo. Their greatest joy now comes from two adorable grandsons, Archer (1 ½) and Warren (6 months).

David Robison (Rehearsal Accompanist) is happy to have had the opportunity to participate in the rehearsal process of this very meaningful and moving opera. David’s professional credits include associate conductor and keyboardist for national tours of the Phantom of the Opera and Evita. He was keyboardist for national tours of Love Never Dies and Cats. He has also participated in productions of the Phantom of the Opera in Stockholm, Sweden, and in Oberhausen, Germany, and was an active substitute keyboardist for the Broadway production of the Phantom of the Opera. David was also musical director for two European tours of Evita.

He has been active locally at Cain Park theater (musical director, Avenue Q, and now assistant music director, School of Rock) and Cleveland State University (musical director, Cabaret). He was also a musical director for Sweeney Todd at Theatre Zone in Naples, Florida.

He is active as an accompanist/coach in both Cleveland New York City and performs as ensemble pianist and keyboardist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. He received his training from SUNY/Potsdam (undergraduate) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (graduate) in solo piano.

The Rev. David Bargetzi (Photographer) is a retired Episcopal priest with a lifelong connection to opera. His parents were both professional singers and his mother founded and directed the Huntsville Opera Theater, Huntsville, Alabama. Photography is a new enthusiasm he took up a couple of years ago, and he has joined this production as husband to Stephen Gracey (Julius Rosenbaum). You can see his work in the photo galleries on the Sparks website: thesparksflyupward.org.