Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with degrees in Theatre and Psychology. She is currently is a Masters student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she also teaches introductory theatre classes. Elizabeth is a Teaching Artist throughout the Metro and also loves to direct. In her free time she loves to paint and travel.
Aaron Branch has appeared in several Coterie productions including Bud, Not Buddy, The Wiz, Frindle, and A Star Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hole in Heaven. He is also a member of the Comedy Master Class and the Culture Hacks Improv Group at The Coterie. When Aaron was 16 he won Best Comedian in Kansas City at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club. Aaron is currently a senior at Bishop Miege High School.
Lauren Braton has appeared on The Coterie's stage in Where the Wild Things Are and Shrek the Musical. Her numerous local credits include shows at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, American Heartland, Unicorn Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Spinning Tree Theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse, and Musical Theater Heritage, where she was featured in Cole Porter: An Evening of Song. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, fishing, teaching voice, dressing up her chihuahua in weird outfits, and trying not to fall down.
Edwin Brown III marked his debut at the Coterie in the title role in And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns. His previous performances include Romeo and Juliet at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and The Learned Ladies and Pericles at UMKC Theatre. He received his BFA at Howard University and is currently a third year MFA Acting student at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Pancha Brown has loved theatre all her life. Born in Bogota, Columbia, she lived in an orphanage until being adopted by American parents who helped her learn English while watching Broadway musicals. Today, she holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from University of Central Missouri. Pancha has been seen at The Coterie in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Previously, she has been seen in The King and I, and Damn Yankees (script-in-hand) at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and Damn Yankees with Theatre in the Park.
Maddie Bruegger debuted in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalI at The Coterieand takes part in The Coterie’s Comedy Master Classes. Maddie is also a golf enthusiast, plays piano, clarinet, percussion, speaks Spanish, and helps backstage during school productions. She has performed in Annie, Seussical, Willy Wonka, and Beauty and the Beast at St. James Academy. Maddie is a member of the Catholic Forensics League and a National Competitor in the National Forensics League.
Georgianna Londré Buchanan has been in the audience for live theatre for as long as she can remember, and always noticed how costumes collaborated in the production. Her most recent designs at The Coterie were for Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker; Red Badge Variations; Lyle the Crocodile; Bud, Not Buddy; Shrek; Spring Awakening; Once Upon a Mattress; and Lucky Duck.
Martin Buchanan has been involved in theatre since he was twelve years old when his mother signed him up for an after school theatre program. As a former Resident Artist, Martin has appeared numerous times on The Coterie stage, most recently in Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Lyle the Crocodile; Bud, Not Buddy; Slashdance; and Number the Stars.
Christopher Bueno has recently been seen in the following productions; West Side Story at Blue Springs South High School, and Grease as well as Aladdin Junior at Moreland Ridge Middle School. When Christopher is not performing, he sings at various nursing homes and retirement communities throughout the Metro area. Currently, Christopher is a student at Blue Springs South High School. Christopher has made his debut with the Coterie in the production, Lyle the Crocodile.
Ai Vy Bui makes her Coterie debut in The Miracle Worker and will return again later in the season for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Previously, she appeared in Lovesick during the 2015 Fringe Festival, The Butcher’s Son for Vi Tran at The Buffalo Room, Avenue Q at The Barn Players, and M. Butterfly at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Ai Vy is a native of Kansas City and studied theatre at University of Missouri-Kansas City.