Inda Blatch-Geib (Resident Costume Designer)
Inda Blatch-Geib’s work as a costume and production designer for over 1,000 theatrical, commercial, and film releases has spanned 30 years and crossed 4 continents. Inda’s set styling, costume, and puppet designs include the Broadway special production of Kris Kringle The Musical. Live performance and festival design include set design for Machine Gun Kelly’s US and European Tours, Wolstein Arena Show, multiple EST Fests as well as Cobra microphone design. Current commercial work includes Costume Design for The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 1970’s and 80’s themed videos, national spots for the team, and design for on-court half-time shows including their shield design. Print designs have included set styling for Harper’s Bazaar UK‘s Scarlett Johansson cover and spread as well as catalogue set styling for Foundations and Kilgore Trout. Inda’s designs have been showcased in exhibits at The Smithsonian Institute as well as national and regional commercials including Microsoft, McDonald’s, Under Armour, TroyBuilt, The Original Mattress Factory, The West Virginia Lottery, and Momentive. Recent film projects include the Production and Costume Design for an upcoming cable Original series and Ohio Art Direction for The Signal starring Laurence Fishburne. Music Video Production and Costume Design includes Machine Gun Kelly’s Alpha Omega and Let You Go releases. Locally, Inda is the 2018/2019 Resident Designer for Cleveland Public Theatre, Karamu House, Magical Theatre Company, New World Performance Lab, and Cleveland Institute of Music.
Elizabeth Cammett (Resident Stage Manager)
Elizabeth is a Cleveland native and 2014 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies concentrated in Stage Management. She has worked with several Northeast Ohio theaters including Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Players Guild Theatre, Porthouse Theatre and Stagecrafters Youth Theatre. Elizabeth has worked in film and TV, both on camera and as a talent agent behind the scenes, and has participated in various live events in the area. Recent stage credits include Intermission; Labio de Liebre (The Lip of the Hare); Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE! (A Wild Holiday Romp); 44 Plays For 44 Presidents; Pandemonium 2016: The Fire Within; Les Miserables; The Giver; The Cat in the Hat; Pride and Prejudice; Legally Blonde; Annie; Fiddler on the Roof; Working; South Pacific; Pinocchio: No Strings Attached; Grease; Almost, Maine; The Rocky Horror Show; Reefer Madness; Nathan the Wise; Ragtime; Agamemnon; 4.48 Psychosis; Mr. Marmalade; The Crucible; Hamlet; Brigadoon and Cloud 9.
Natalie Dragon (Pandemonium Production Assistant)
Natalie Dragon is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where she earned her degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Stage Management and Arts Management. As a Pittsburgh native, she was raised to appreciate the culture and history of her hometown. Natalie has found a new home in Cleveland and looks forward to exploring the city.
Benjamin Gantose (Resident Lighting Designer)
Benjamin Gantose is a lighting, scenery, and installation designer. A Cleveland native, Benjamin attended the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where he studied Theatrical Design and Production with an emphasis in Lighting Design. His work spans ballet and modern dance, scripted and devised theatre, musical theatre, opera, and theme parks. This is his sixth season as Resident Lighting Designer at Cleveland Public Theatre where his designs have included Red Ash Mosaic, Br’er Cotton, The Family Claxon, Barbecue, Incendiaries, in a word, Ancestra, The Drowning Girls, Exact Change, There is a Happiness that Morning Is, Akarui, October in the Chair, and Cut To Pieces. Benjamin’s work has been seen around Cleveland at Theater Ninjas (now Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Beck Center for the Arts, Talespinner Children’s Theatre, Mamaí Theatre Company, Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, and Verb Ballets, and nationally. Associate Design work includes lighting and scenic designs at Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Ballet Hawaii, Cain Park, Lakeland Civic Theatre, and Inlet Dance Theatre.
Jesse Reagan Hernon (Resident Stage Manager)
Jesse is a Lorain native and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Cleveland State University. He has worked as a stage manager at theatres throughout the Northeast Ohio area, including Cleveland Public Theatre, Theater Ninjas, Near West Theatre, Lakeland Civic Theatre and The Lorain Palace Theater. Recent work includes Test Flight 2017 and I Call My Brothers at CPT and Don’t Wander Off with Theater Ninjas.
Elyse Kaderli (Pandemonium Intern)
Elyse Kaderli is a student of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at Baldwin Wallace University and is working toward earning her degree next year. She has been passionate about theatre her entire life, from participating in children’s musicals at her church in New Braunfels, TX, to performing and stage managing at her home theatre, Winchester Little Theatre (Winchester, VA), to seeing as many theatrical productions as possible in her new home of Cleveland. She strives toward bringing the arts and community together for Pandemonium this year.
T. Paul Lowry (Resident Video Designer)
T. Paul Lowry has served in artistic, production and design capacities with such companies as Long Wharf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New Haven Theater Company, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Near West Theatre, Talespinner Children’s Theatre, and Celebrity Cruises. He is the Technical Director for Performing Arts at Hathaway Brown School. Noted recent design work includes Fire on the Water, Johanna: Facing Forward and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (CPT); Uz, El Pueblo and ¿Dónde Está My Home? (Teatro Publico de Cleveland); The Turing Machine (Theater Ninjas); Next to Normal (TrueNorth); The 39 Steps (Via Brooklyn) and To the Orchard and Things as They Are (Playwrights Local 4181). You can learn more about his work at www.tpaullowry.com.
Donna Pedaci (Senior House Manager)
Donna’s first season working at Cleveland Public Theatre began in 2007 with AtTENtion Span: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays. As Senior House Manager, she is responsible for the training of new House Management staff and managing Front of House logistics and craft services for special events such as CPT’s Pandemonium and pARTy in Gordon Square. Donna also worked as dramaturg on CPT’s 2014 production of The Drowning Girls and currently does work as a costume stitcher for shows such as the summer 2018 production of Gypsy at Beck Center for the Arts. Donna is a graduate of CSU with a BS in Anthropology.
Emma Wolpert (Graphic Design Intern)
Emma is a designer and photographer from Bay Village, Ohio, and a recent graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design and a double minor in Marketing and Photo-Illustration. She was drawn to CPT because of the diverse community and unique opportunity to help give an innovative visual voice to CPT. She is a coffee enthusiast, traveler and avid music listener. She has traveled around Europe and Asia allowing her to expand her creative skills and learn more about the many different cultures.
Other Auxiliary Staff
Cayla Destefano (Technical Apprentice)