Adrienne Fleming is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Kansas, working on a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies. Her area of research includes Theatre for Young Audiences as it relates to body image and self-perception. Adrienne first discovered her love of leading young people through the journey of theatre while working for the Hays Arts Council in Hays, Kansas. As an actress, her favorite past roles include Hecuba in The Trojan Women and Olga Leonardova Knipper in Checkhov in Yalta. In her spare time, Adrienne serves as the Christian Education Director at the Burlington United Methodist Church.
Daniel Fleming marked his Coterie debut in And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns . His past performances include A Christmas Carol with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Unicorn Theatre, and The Learned Ladies at UMKC Theatre, where he received his BA and is now a third year MFA Acting student.
Shelby Floyd returns to The Coterie for Schoolhouse Rock Live! after previously appearing in Seussical the Musical and Spring Awakening. Other local credits include Tell Me on a Sunday at Egads Theatre, Hello, Dolly at Musical Theatre Heritage, and Hello Again at Spinning Tree Theatre.
Eboni Fondren makes her Coterie debut in Bud, Not Buddy. Other recent credits include A Christmas Carol and Little Shop of Horrors at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Hairspray at the New Theatre Restaurant. Eboni is a professional jazz singer with her group “Eboni and the Ivories.” She graduated from Ottawa University with a degree in Business Communication.
Joseph Fournier debuted at The Coterie in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Joseph has a MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Schoolcraft College, and a Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts from Eastern Michigan University. Previously, Joseph has also been seen in Harvey at Kansas Repertory Theatre, Gunplay at Fishtank Performance Studio, and Stones in His Pockets at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.
Lydia Fuqua recently completed her Master of Arts in Theatre and Community at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, she gained extensive experience in theatre for social change, human rights theatre, and devising and playmaking. She has worked with The Theatre Offensive's True Colors Youth Troupe, Company One Theatre, and Boston Children's Theatre. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Fort Hays State University where she was an actor, director, stage manager, and teaching artist.
Andy Garrison returns to The Coterie stage in Hana's Suitcase, after having performed in The Secret Garden, Most Valuable Player, A Woman Called Truth, and BFG. Local credits include The Freak Up the Street and Voyage to Voyager at the K.C. Fringe Festival, and Annie Get Your Gun and Guys and Dolls with Musical Theater Heritage. Andy received his BA in Theatre from Baker University and his MFA in Acting and Directing from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Enjoli Gavin makes her return to The Coterie where her professional theater career began 5yrs ago! Last time you saw her she was getting flushed down a giant toilet in The Wiz! Enjoli was most recently seen in You Can’t Take It With You and Hairspray at New Theatre. Other local credits include Bloody Mary in South Pacific (MTH), Bud, Not Buddy, Shrek the Musical (World Premier), Once Upon a Mattress, James and the Giant Peach, and Seussical (Coterie Theatre).
Brian Gehrlein is very honored to be teaching for The Coterie Theatre. In the Fall of 2011, Brian had his Coterie debut performance as Johnny in The Outsiders. He is a 2010 William Jewell graduate with a BA in Theatre Education. When he isn’t acting, teaching, talking about ideas, drinking coffee, or spending time with his beautiful wife Katherine (fellow theatre teacher!) he enjoys writing plays, short stories, and blogs. He looks forward to any and all work with The Coterie Theatre, and is very grateful to be teaching students with such a hunger to learn.