Katie Lee is excited to be a part of The Coterie family. She is a 2010 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, where she received degrees in Speech/Theatre and English Education. For the past few years, Katie has been teaching Speech and English to high school students, as well as working as a teaching artist in the Kansas City Area (The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Starlight Theater).
Bob Linebarger's past Coterie experience includes the Young Playwrights Festival, The Presidents tour, and as a teaching artist. Bob’s other productions include Fat Pig at Living Room, The Legend of Tex, which toured around South America and Mexico, and Death of Cupid with Living Room. Bob received a BA in theatre from Baker University.
Nancy Marcy has been seen at The Coterie for many years, performing in Tuck Everlasting, Pooh!, Great Expectations, The B.F.G., The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and After Juliet, as well as serving as The Coterie’s first Education Director. Other recent credits include Justice in Embers at The Living Room, Antigone at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and Inspecting Carol at Unicorn Theatre.
Sarah Mattie is a middle school theatre teacher in Olathe, KS. She has an undergraduate degree in Stage Management from K-State and a Master's in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston. She has taught both Language Arts and Theatre in public and private schools, while also directing the performances for her departments. In her years at The Coterie, she has had a specific focus on classes involving literature and television, like Harry Potter and Doctor Who.
Austin Meyer received his M.A. in actor training and coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and his B.A. in drama from the University of Michigan. He has taught and coached actors at the University of Michigan (Flint, Ann Arbor), Arts Educational School of Acting (London), Rose Bruford College (London), Acting Coach Scotland (Glasgow), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His passion is in teaching and learning from actors of all ages, and helping to facilitate them to achieve their dreams.
Hannah L'Abri Miller is a director and educator. She has worked with numerous companies throughout the Kansas City area, in many capacities, including: Starlight, KC Rep, & Unicorn Theatre, Stage Right Performing Arts, MAPA, and CYT in addition to producing and directing her own work, most recently at the 2017 Kansas City Fringe Festival, with a "Best of Fringe" pick, Here Lies Joyland.
Trish Neuteboom is a Lawrence resident and teaches Drama and Communications at Southwest Middle School. In addition to the classes, she runs the theatre program and stays actively involved in theatre in her community and Kansas City. After completing a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado, Trish returned to Kansas and earned her Masters in Teaching at Baker University. Trish stays actively involved in theare for youth and completed work on the writing committee to revise the Kansas State Standards for Theatre. Along with teaching and directing, Trish enjoys being on the stage as well as working wtih learners of all ages.
Allison Nissley graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Performance. Understanding the importance of being a well-rounded theatre artist, Allison has had technical theatre experience in scenic construction and sound design, as well as her emphases: directing and performance coaching.