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 Garfield - The Musical with Cattitude. He was last seen at The Coterie in Madagascar- A Musical Adventure as Kowalski the penguin. Other theatre credits include Hospital Ghost in Ghost the Musical with Circa 21 and Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad at Children’s Theater of Madison.
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.
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.
Scott Cox is a Missouri native who began acting professionally at 14. He is an actor, playwright, and dramaturge currently teaching and studying at the University of Kansas. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California, before getting his BA in Theatre at Missouri State University. He received his MA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at UMKC, and is currently working towards his PhD at KU. He spent two seasons touring with The Coterie's Once Upon a Treasure Trunk and has served as a teaching artist since 2004.
Lacy Thompson Coyle is a teaching artist, director, teacher and playwright. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with a BA in Theatre and also holds a MA in Education through Avila University. Lacy has been coaching, directing, choreographing, and designing productions for middle and high school theatre for five years. In her free time, she loves to explore improvisational acting, write one-act scripts, and do yoga.
Jerry Jay Cranford will make his Coterie debut with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Previous credits include Big River at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Les Miserables and Shrek with MUNY of St. Louis. Also he was part of the Broadway and national tour of Les Miserables. Jerry moved from LA to Brookside area in 2007 and currently is a professor at Kansas State University.