Megan Wherley designed the set for The Coterie’s first production of The Wiz, she also designed sets for Bridge to Terabithia and the world premiere of Life on the Mississippi. Other credits include scenic designer for Harvest Cry at Freedom Valley Worship Center in Gettysburg, PA, and The King Stag at UMKC Theatre. She was also the property master for Farragut North at Unicorn Theatre.
Stefanie Wienecke has appeared on The Coterie stage in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Once Upon A Mattress, and the Dramatic Health Education Project. Other local credits include Carrie at Egads!, Buddy Holly Story at New Theatre Restaurant, Bernstein’s Broadway for Musical Theater Heritage, and Hello Again at Spinning Tree Theatre. Stefanie has a degree in songwriting and her own jewelry line, which can be found at two local stores.
Matthew J. Williamson made his debut on our mainstage in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960. Previous credits include Twelfth Night with Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Danny and The Deep Blue Sea with Crown City Theatre in Los Angeles, and Come Back Little Sheba at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. He receved his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at University of California-Los Angeles after completing his Bachelors in Theatre at Missouri State University.
Michael Shawn Wilson made his Coterie debut in Hana's Suitcase. Previously, he appeared in Of Mice and Men with Morrison Theatre Company, The Actor’s Nightmare with Colorado Stage Company, and Wings with Aurora Fox Theatre. Michael attended Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, and has appeared in over 40 plays and musicals from Los Angeles to New York and all over the Midwest. He currently works in independent films and commercials.
Donovan Woods was last seen on The Coterie stage as Marty the Zebra in Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Snoopy in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat and To Whom it May Inspire.
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.
Zachrey York made his Coterie debut in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. He has recently been seen on stage in local productions of Evil Dead: The Musical with Egads!
Dianne Yvette has previously been seen on The Coterie stage in The Miracle Worker and Freedom Sisters. She has also appeared in A Christmas Carol at Kansas City Reperatory Theatre, Goat Song with the Westport Center for the Arts Theatre, Eurydice at The Living Room Theatre, Hamlet at Kansas City Actors Theatre, and starring in the title role of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Unicorn Theatre.