Chase Wheaton-Werle is a recent Musical Theatre graduate from the University of Tulsa where he also worked as Teaching Assistant for the Musical Theatre Performance course. In the year since his graduation, Chase has enjoyed performing in Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Peterborough, New Hampshire; and several locations in the New England area. As an actor, Chase's top favorite roles have included Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and Matt in Altar Boyz.
Shelley Wyche has happily served as a Coterie Teaching Artist since 2003. Her classes have ranged from fairy tales with six year-olds to directing teenagers in Coterie performance camps. Shelley has also taught for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. A professional actress, her Kansas City roles include Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Ben Franklin's Apprentice, The Giver, Our Town, and Spring Awakening. One of her favorite collaborations has been The Coterie's annual Young Playwrights' Festival - serving as a performer, she has had the opportunity to work with some of the area's most creative and clever high schoolers.