Jessica Wagner has earned her master's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kansas and her bachelor's degree in Music Education from Missouri State University and is a certified music teacher in Missouri for students K-12. She has enjoyed performing in operas, musicals, and concerts on stages both locally and internationally. She cannot wait to be able to share her love of music and theatre with the students at The Coterie this summer!

Vincent Wagner has been seen at The Coterie as Schroeder in both of the sold-out runs of A Charlie Brown Christmas. He made his debut many years ago as Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbirddirected by Cynthia Levin, and as a youhg actor also worked at the KC Rep and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

Jake Walker has been in many productions at The Coterie, recently seen in Jack and the Bean Mágico!, Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (2014, 2016), Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Red Badge Variations, and Playing for Time.

Thomas A. Waller returend to The Coterie mainstage in We Shall Not Be Moved-The Student Sit-Ins of 1960. Tommy made his Coterie debut as Govenor Faubus in The Nine Who Dared. Other recent credits include Oedipus Rex with the Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre, The Tempest at Just Off Broadway Theatre and Buck Hoss in the KC Fringe Festival. Tommy also performs regularly as an improvisor at Comedy City and is a member of KansasCity Improv Thunderdome Competitions’ season 17 championship troupe ‘Free Guac?!’.

Hughston Walkinshaw previously appeared at The Coterie in Tale Tell Poe, Spring Awakening and The Outsiders. Other credits include A Christmas Carol in NTC Productions’ East Coast Tour and The Dresser, The Pillowman and Spring Awakening at Omaha’s Blue Barn Theatre, of which he is a founding member. He holds a BFA in Theatre from SUNY Purchase Theatre Conservatory and enjoys writing, tennis and movies from the ‘70s.

Antonia Washington has appeared at The Coterie in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Free to be You and Me. Other local credits include To Kill A Mockingbird at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and The Darker Face of the Earth with UMKC Theatre. A native of Kansas City, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She sends a special thank you to Mr. Rackers and her LSW Theatre family.

Daniel C. Warneke is the Resident Sound Designer for the Coterie and has most recently designed sound for the following Coterie productions; Bud, Not Buddy, Slashdance, Tell-Tale Electric Poe, Shrek, Spring Awakening, Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie, and Once Upon a Mattress.

Grant Wayman is an actor and teaching artist with a BFA in Theatre from Avila University. He has worked at various theatres in the Kansas City area as well as after school programs and elementary schools in the community.

Kyra Weinberger is making her performance debute at The Coterie after being seen in Junie B. Jones at Theatre for Young America, West Side Story with Spinning Tree Theatre, and Into The Woods at Western Playhouse. Kyra has a degree from the University of North Texas in vocal performance. 

Loren Wendelburg joined The Coterie family with Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Loren’s credits include The Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare Exploration, Hershel & The Hannukkah Goblins at Paul Mesner Puppets, and Beauty and the Beast at The Culture House. Loren also enjoys puppetry, drawing, and reading.

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