Emma Carter is a playwright, actress, and teaching artist who holds a BFA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Music from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Emma teaches drama classes to all ages, is a peer educator in the Dramatic Health Education Project, and leads Reaching the Write Minds playwriting workshops for The Coterie, is a year-round cast member of the Dinner Detective Kansas City, and a member of the Midwest Dramatists. She was recently selected to attend the William Inge New Play Lab as both a playwright and an actress. She'll head to New York this summer for a staged reading of her play Wicked Creatures as a part of the Harold Clurman Division First Breath New Play Reading Series at the Stella Adler Studio for Acting. Spellbound, a new musical collaboration between Emma and her composer, Krista Pojman, received a staged reading at The Living Room Theater as a part of their 2018 Writer's Den Series.
Ty Carter is an Olathe native, and studied theatre at Stephens College. His Coterie premier was Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.. His other credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Fox on the Fairway at Okoboji Summer Theatre and Uncle Vanya at Macklanburg Playhouse.
Christopher Carlson debuted at The Coterie in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri. Recent shows include Lysistrata Jones, Godspell, and Carrie the Musical with Egads! Theatre.
Spencer Christensen debuted at The Coterie with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. He loves to sing, play harmonica, and is an avid NFL and Kentucky basketball fan. Other credits include: A Christmas Carol at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Caucasian Chalk Circle with UMKC Theatre, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised for Riverside Theatre.
Darrington Clark returns to The Coterie stage in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960.
Mosha Clyma has appeared in several Coterie productions, including Lyle the Crocodile, Shrek, and Children of the Damned Corn. She is also a member of The Coterie's Master Class program. Elsewhere, Mosha performed in Carousel at the Kansas City Rep/Living Room Theatre, Aladdin Junior at Starlight Theatre, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Theatre for Young America, and The Music Man at the Kansas City Symphony. She is currently a student at Raytown High School.
Christi Coffey holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State. She is a professional actress who has performed at The MET, Egads!, and The Living Room. She taught preschool for many years which is where she found her love of teaching children. Christi was a full time nanny for 5 years, until recently when she decided to involve herself in more teaching opportunities.
Khrystal L. Coppage made her Coterie debut in We Shall Not Be Moved - The Student Sit-Ins of 1960. Khrystal returns to The Coterie after having taken part in the Dramatic Health Education Program: STDs/HIV. Other recent performances include Striking Beauty at the Kansas City Fringe Festival and performing with The Mystery Train dinner theatre. She has a degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Liberal Arts and a minor in Family Studies.
Walter Coppage has performed at The Coterie in James and The Giant Peach, Our Town, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Giver, Valley Song, Frankenstein, Green Eggs and Ham and My Children! My Africa! Elsewhere, he has appeared at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, and The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. In 2009, The Pitch Awards named him “Best Actor” for his work as The Stage Manager in Our Town.