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 a teaching artist, facilitator, and performer who recently received his MFA in Theatre for Youth and Communities at Arizona State University. Grant's interests include devising original work with and for young people as well as arts and culture-based community development. As part of Grant's thesis project, he devised Mr. Dave's Treasure Chest, an imaginative solo performance that offers young children, ages 3-5, a unique and hands-on theatrical experience exploring interactive play, empathy, and imagination. While in Arizona, Grant worked with the young artists of Rising Youth Theatre to devise The Kid's Table, an original production in grown up conversations. He performed and facilitated in Sojurn Theatre's The Race, a movement-based and interactive performance held on the campus of Arizona State University during the election of 2016. While at ASU, Grant worked on a partnership with the city of Phoenix to create a Youth Arts and Cultural Council comprised of teen artists that created arts advocacy programming including a devised performance that advocated at Phoenix city budget hearings for greater arts funding. Grant is excited to be back in Kansas City and create with young artists in the area.
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.
Chase Wheaton-Werle is a recent Musical Theatre graduate from the University of Tulsa where he also worked as Teaching Assistant for the Musical Theatre Performance course. In the year since his graduation, Chase has enjoyed performing in Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Peterborough, New Hampshire; and several locations in the New England area. As an actor, Chase's top favorite roles have included Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and Matt in Altar Boyz.
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.