Jake Golliher made his coterie debut in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, and was an actor in The Coterie’s Dramatic Health Education Project: STDs/HIV. He holds a BFA in Acting from Webster University. Other credits include The Cranky Cabaret at Joria Studios in New York City and Ego at Hofstra University. When not on stage, he can be found yo-yo-ing, gun twirling, beat-boxing, whistling, and guitar-strumming.
Nicole Marie Greenberg made her Coterie premiere in Afflicted, Daughters of Salem. Most recently, she was seen in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Her previous credits include UMKC Theatre’s productions of Almost, Maine, directed by John Rensenhouse; Big Love, performed on the Copaken Stage; and King Lear, as part of The Discovery Project. Nicole is a native of Nyack, NY, and is currently a graduate acting student at UMKC.
Margaret Hanzlick earned her B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Kansas. She worked for Missoula Children’s Theatre, directing children and performing with them across the country. Margaret couldn’t be more excited to share her love of theatre through teaching at The Coterie.
Robert Flaherty Hart has acted in more than 75 theatre productions, including All the Way and Amadeus (TheatreSquared), Much Ado About Nothing (Tulsa Shakespeare in the Park) and Art (ArkansasStaged). He has also appeared in the feature films Your Local News, Neopolitan and the Man in the Trunk, as well as several television commercials. He has directed for Arkansas Arts Academy (Oklahoma!, The Diary of Anne Frank) and Emporia State University (The Dinner Party). His original play Poor Relations has been produced in both Norhtwest Arkansas and the Kansas City area. Bob holds MFAs in Acting and Playwriting from the University of Arkansas.
Jill Hemann is thrilled to be working with The Coterie and has been involved in children's theatre throughout the United States before moving to Kansas City. She has previously been seen in the national tour of The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe). She has also been seen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Phantom (Carlotta), The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters (LaVonne) in Atlantic City, Nunsense (Amnesia), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig - National Tour), and The Pirates of Penzance (Major General) among other productions. Jill holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and also holds a Master's degree in Music from Webster University.
Arlene Henry earned her B.A in Theatre from Indiana State University. Arlene has been in theatre since she was two years old. She loves directing, acting, playwriting, and theatre administration. She hopes to open up her own theatre for special needs adult and children. Arlene has been apart of community theatre for over twenty years. She interned with Chicago Children's Theatre for Camp Red Kite, and absolutely loved it. In her free-time, she loves to watch "Friends" over....and over.
Dakota Hoar's previous Coterie credits include Seussical, and The Witches. Most recent theatre experience is Hairspray at Theatre in the Park. Dakota is from Lenexa, Kansas and dances at Miller Marley.
Scott “Rex” Hobart is the Coterie's Resident Technical Director. Scott was introduced to theatre as a child thanks to his mother who took him and his sister to plays. His formal theatrical acting and composing debut was in Night of the Living Dead (2007 and 2008). Between art school and working odd jobs that allowed him time off to go on the road with his bands, he developed his visual art talent and learned tools and materials. In Buffalo, NY, Scott jumped at the chance to help build a set for the Buffalo Children’s Theatre.