Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin Creative

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jeff croff
jeff is Artistic Director and founder of Ixion Ensemble. He has directed over 50 productions in Michigan and Illinois. He has won Pulsar and Thespie Awards for his efforts with Ixion and his prior company Icarus Falling. He is a Michigan State University alumnus where he studied Theatre, Psychology and English..
Co-Director & Stage Manager
Leo Poroshin
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Fight Choreographer
Storm Kopitsch
Storm is thrilled to be onstage with Ixion again! She’s previously been in Over The Ledges Songs About Stuff; Ixion Theatre Ensembles Let’s Eat, Fight Girl Battle World, and She Kills Monsters; Peppermint Creek Theatre Company’s Gloria; and LCC Theatre’s Let the Right One In. Storm has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences and puts it to good use as a librarian by making TikToks for her library. Otherwise, if Storm’s not onstage, she’s usually playing board games, crafting, or reading. Storm would like to thank everyone involved in this production for their generosity, kindness, and silliness. She’d also like to thank all the amazing people who support her behind the scenes.
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Fight Choreographer
Richard Kopitsch
Richard is excited to be making his debut as a fight choreographer with Ixion! You might have seen him on stage in Let's Eat, Fight Girl Battle World, and a few other Ixion Productions. Enjoy the show!
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Assistant Director & Assistant Stage Manager
Micah Prince
As a freshman at Michigan State University, they have written for the ROIAL Players’ 24-hour theater production Un-Presidented, as well as their annual sketch show, Uncensored. Micah is majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and they aspire to continue telling stories–on paper, on screen, and on stage
Holly Sleight-Engler
Costumer & Make-up Designer
Sadonna Croff

Original Creative Team

Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin" was commissioned and first produced by Waterwell Theatre (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors; Heather Lanza, Director of Education) in New York City on April 29, 2015 as part of Waterwell's New Works Lab @PPAS. The performance was directed by Robert Ross Parker, with sets and lights by Nick Francone, costumes by Deanna R. Frieman, original musica and sound by Shane Rettig, props by  Deb Gaouette, and fight direction by Qui Nguyen. The Production Stage Manager was Raffaela Vergata and the Assistant Stage Manager was Sam Kaufman. The Assistant Director was Dominique Thorne.