Skeleton Crew Creative

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jeff croff
-jeff is artistic director and founder of Ixion. He is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and was a 2019 participant in the Directors Lab West held in Pasadena, CA. jeff has had the privilege over the last two years of assisting the Renegade Theatre Festival as coordinator of the Renegade Ruckus, a 24- hour theatre sprint bringing writers and actors together to create and perform a collection of ten minute plays in one day (and night). He has directed over forty productions in the Lansing area for six different groups. His production of Broke-ology won a Best Play Pulsar and he received a Best Director Pulsar for Speed-the-Plow.
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Asst. Director & Stage Manager
Leo Poroshin
Leo is excited to return to Ixion Theatre Ensemble for the fifth time, after appearing in two consecutive shows last season (“Fight Girl Battle World” and “Hope”). And doubly thrilled to see Skeleton Crew rise up after being knocked down by the Covid pandemic. Born in Moscow, and having moved to Lansing in 1992, Leo’s last several projects include acting in “The Play’s the Thing” (The Curtainless Theatre) and producing Lynn Nottage’s Sweat” at Riverwalk. Leo has acted in, directed, or assisted with numerous shows at Riverwalk, Peppermint Creek, LCC, Ixion, Starlight, etc. Sincere thanks to jeff for an opportunity to be a part of this exciting and rewarding production, to cast and crew for contributing time and talents to the show. And, to friends and family for continuous support. Live theatre lives!
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Jacquelyn Marks
Jacquelyn made her Ixion directing debut in this season's The Wolves. She most recently appeared in Ixion’s Hope and prior to that made her Ixion debut in Welcome to the White Room. Previous shows she’s done include: Spamalot, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Walking Apocalypse. Thank you for coming out to the show and giving the arts your support!

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“Skeleton Crew” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


“Skeleton Crew” received its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) at Stage 2 Theater on January 6, 2016. It was directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The set design was by Michael Carnahan, the costume design was by Paul Tazewell, the lighting design was by Rui Rita, the original music and sound design were by Robert Kaplowitz, the original songs were by Jimmy “J.Keys” Keys, the projection design was by Nicholas Hussong, the production stage managed was Laura Wilson. The cast was:

Faye            Lynda Gravatt
Dez              Jason Dirden
Shanita       Nikiya Mathis
Reggie         Wendell B. Franklin
Performer  Adesola Osakalumi