When I Come to Die Creative
DirectorRose Jangmi Cooper
Since her 2017 theatre debut in Ixion Ensemble’s “Hoodoo Love”, Rose has performed in several productions - most recently “Skeleton Crew” - and has directed “Hope”, “#Matter”, “Ernie’s Life”, and “Fabulation, Or The Re-education Of Undine”, before returning to Ixion to direct "When I Come To Die". She has also recently been named as one of two Associate Artistic Producers for Ixion. Rose thanks her husband Michael for his eternal love, and friends and family for their support - especially her grandson Kevin, who inspires her to be her best self for him.
Assistant DirectorMaureen Sawdon
Maureen Sawdon is honored to be working alongside Rose Jangmi Cooper once again as Assistant Director; the first production they worked on together as Director and Assistant Director was Riverwalk's Fabulation. Maureen has performed in a few Riverwalk productions: as Tracey in Sweat, and Belinda/Flavia in Noises Off. She is excited to be part of the creative process involving an amazing cast and crew, and hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Stage ManagerMolly O. Woods
Molly thanks Maureen and Rose for giving her the opportunity to be a part of the When I Come To Die Team and her family for supporting her. She is excited to re-enter the Theater world, proclaiming "Techie fo Life!". Molly's most recent accomplishments include working with the MSU College of Law students in the '22 & '23 spring Mock Trials (Sarah Baker, Defendant) and participating in a promotional photo shoot for CATA. She is currently reading the book Babel by R.F. Kuang. She recommends this book.
Wardrobe ManagerJacquelyn Marks
Jacquelyn Marks, the costume director, started with Ixion in 2018 with performing as the leading lady in "Welcome to the White Room", tried out directing outside of school in 2019 with "The Wolves", acted in Ixion's "Hope" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" performances, and is currently acting in the film "Twenty Pennies". She enjoys making her own clothes and hanging out with her pets. Thank you all for coming to the show and supporting the art form.
Sound DesignJulio Caceres
Julio Studying at LCC to be a certified audio recorder and producer. Also studying to be a videographer, photographer, and editor.
Lighting TechnicianMiles Hall
Ellison, going by his stage name “Miles” , is an eighth grader at Beagle Middle School. He is delighted to be joining Ixion Theater for a second time polishing up his lighting and Tech Skills. When Miles isn’t behind the scenes he can be found performing, singing & acting Like in his most recent portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther Jr in Letter from Birmingham Jail. Although he’s already taller than his Mother, Miles looks forward to elevating even higher in Tech experience with Ixion.