When I Come to Die Cast
Ndegwa McCloud (Damon Robinson)
Ndegwa is grateful to be performing on stage again for the first time in over a year. You may recognize Ndegwa from his last show as “William” in Riverwalk Theater’s production of Lobby Hero, as "Kenyatta" from LCC's production of Sunset Baby, "Avery" from The Flick at Peppermint Creek, or as "Toby" in Riverwalk's production of A Behanding in Spokane. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support of his acting career.
Doak Bloss (James "Roach" Teagle)
Doak is a writer and facilitator who spent most of his career working to integrate principles of health equity and social justice into public health practice. His father Earl Bloss spent his career as an officer at the Ionia Reformatory. Doak has been active in local community theatre since 1980, earning over twenty awards for acting in roles as eclectic as Henrik in A Little Night Music, Martin in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, John Adams in 1776, and George W. Bush in Stuff Happens. For all things wonderful in his life, Doak thanks his wise, caring, and surpassingly patient husband and life partner of 30 years, Gerardo Ascheri.
Jo seph Beaman (Corrections Officer Cooper)
Joseph is making his acting debut in the Ixion Ensemble Theatre production of When I Come To Die, in the role of Cooper. While this is Joe’s acting debut, he has enjoyed the theater most of his life, thanks to the influence of his mother Sandra Beaman. Thanks to Emily, Lily, and Jeans for your unconditional support.
Drew Cook (Father Adrian Crouse)
This is Drew’s second production with ixion after directing on “let’s eat” he hopes to continue working on creative endeavors in the Lansing community
Janell Hall (Chantel)
Janell Hall is new to Ixion and happy to be a part of Lansing Community Theater. A 23 year veteran teacher and Mom, Janel’s favorite quote by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: “I never lose. I either win or I learn.” And if that’s not the case many things can be solved with coffee or chocolate.