Rasheedat "Ras" Badejo has been seen on The Coterie stage in multiple productions including No Talking and The Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock. She joined The Coterie stage after having been a part of the Young Playwrights' Roundtable, The Coterie's Dramatic Health Education Project: STDs/HIV, and as a Coterie teaching artist. Recent credits include: Young Black Victorian and Gunplan at Fishtank Performance Studio, and C.E.C. at Fringe 2016 at the Arts Asylum. Ras is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a BFA in Theatre Performance.
Erika Lynnette Baker is a teaching artist, actress and puppeteer in the KC area. She is also a creative writer and sculptor. She loves finding ways to incorporate all of her passions into exciting new pieces of theatre! She recently finished her undergrad in theatre and writing at Northwest Missouri State University. She primarily studied acting but has worked in various other aspects of theatre including puppetry, movement studies, playwriting and design.
Allison Banks returns to The Coterie where she has appeared in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Science Fiction Triple Feature, Shrek the Musical, A Bird of Prey (in the KC Fringe Fesival), and as a member of The Coterie’s Acting Master and Comedy Master classes. Other credits include A Little Night Music and 13 The Musical at
Christopher Barksdale became a student and then professional dancer at Kansas City Ballet where he celebrated 21 seasons. He returns to The Coterie where he has appeared in Once On This Island and The Wiz. Christopher has also appeared at several local theaters including Unicorn Theatre (La Cage aux Folles), Starlight Theatre, Civic Opera Theatre of Kansas City, and with the Kansas City Symphony (The Music Man).
Justin Barron graced The Coterie stage in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Justin holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from University of Central Missouri. Previous credits include South Pacific at Musical Theatre Heritatge, The King and I at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and The Shape of Things at University of Central Missouri. When not on stage, he enjoys being a movie buff and comic book enthusiast.
Jake Bartley made his Coterie stage debut with Lyle the Crocodile and returned in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. He is also a Coterie Acting Master class student. His other recent credits include West Side Story and 13 The Musical with Spinning Tree Theatre, and Cabaret with The Theatre in the Park. Jake is currently a Junior at Olathe Northwest High School.
Patrick Beasley made his Coterie debut in Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, after appearing in Phantom at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, La Cage aux Folles with Cape Reperatory Theatre, and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly at Musical Theatre Heritage. Patrick is a graduate from University of South Dakota with a BFA in Musical Theatre (Magna Cum Laude).
Logan Black is no stranger to The Coterie. You may have seen him in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, working on The Young Playwrights' Festival, as military consultant for Red Badge Variations, or voicing the role of Rev. Paris in Afflicted: Daughters of Salem. Logan's other credits include Our Town at Kansas City Rep and Blithe Spirit at Okoboji Summer Festival. Logan has an MFA from UMKC and is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Joey Boos is excited to be making his first debut on The Coterie main stage. He recently was seen in A Wonderful Life, and Route 66 at Circa ‘21 Playhouse, and West Side Story with Spinning Tree Theatre. Joey is a graduate from Kansas State University with a BA degree in Theatre Performance.