Ariel Talacko made her Coterie debut in The Nine Who DaredAriel’s previous performances include Aquata in The Little Mermaid and Rosie in Cabaret at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, and as Lucy in the east coast tour of A Christmas Carol by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Ariel is a graduate of Creighton University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BA in Dance.

Drake Taylor returns to The Coterie after appearing in the original production of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalDrake’s recent credits include School of Rock at Music Theatre Kansas City, 2016 Starlight Stars of Tomorrow at Starlight Theatre, and The Lion King at The Barstow School.

Lauren Taylor made her Coterie mainstage debut in the production of Garfield - The Musical with Cattitude. Recently she has been seen in Love and Information and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Kansas State University, and Steel Magnolias at Olathe East High School. She is currently earning her degree at Kansas State University at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Rachel Taylor earned her BA in Theatre from Missouri State University, and her Masters in Education from Avila University. She has performed with Starlight Theatre, Eubank Productions/Egads!, and various regional and community theatres. She has also dabbled in voiceover and commercial work. For the past few years Rachel has spent more time behind the scenes.  She has taught/directed/choreographed for Christian Youth Theatre, St. James Academy, Grandview High School, Lee’s Summit West High School, and Summit Theatre Group.  

Michael made his Coterie debut with And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns [1858]. His past productions include Buyer and Cellar at Unicorn Theatre and The Learned Ladies and Freedom Rider at UMKC Theatre. Michael received his BA in theatre from the University of Maine, and is currently a third year MFA Acting student at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Andrew Thompson's Coterie experience includes being involved with the Coterie Master Class. Previous stage experience includes Guys & Dolls at Blue Valley High School, Damn Yankees with Theater in the Park and Fiddler On the Roof with Leawood Stage Company. This fall he attends The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC.

Hannah Thompson is already a veteran Coterie artist, having been in productions like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,  Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, Lyle the Crocodile and Coterie Master Classes. Other stage credits include Beauty and the Beast at Liberty North High School and Anne of Green Gables at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Hannah also is apart of the N.F.L. (National Forensics League).

Rafael Toribio made his Coterie stage debut as Keokuk in The Coterie World Premiere of The Secret of Courage. Rafael returned after having worked as the set designer for We Shall Not Be Moved, and helped work on Hana’s Suitcase as a paintcharge. He also is looking forward to serving as set designer on Jack and the Bean Mágico later this season. Rafael is a current MFA Graduate candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He received his BA from San José State University.

Teddy Trice hopes he “can work in this business till he’s old and gray.” His past Coterie performances include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Lyle the Crocodile, and The Wiz. Other recent credits include The Island with Kansas City Actors Theatre, The Brothers Size with Unicorn Theatre, and Lucky Stuff with Ozark Actors Theatre. Teddy is a graduate of Drury University where he received his BA in Theatre. He is a die hard Chiefs fan and he enjoys watching KU Men’s Basketball: Rock Chalk!

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