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.
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.
Teal Holliday makes her premiere performance at The Coterie in The Wiz.. Her past experience includes Ragtime at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Company at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, and The Canticle at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teal is a native of Overland Park and lives in Kansas City.
Marshall Hopkins Coterie experience includes Lyle the Crocodile, Shrek the Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Bridge to Terabithia and the master acting class program. Other performances include South Pacific and Of Windows and Vegetables at Leavenworth High School. Marshall lives in Leavenworth, KS and will be a senior in high school this coming fall.
Kimberly Horner made her Coterie stage debut in Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play", after performing all over Kansas City last fall in the touring production of The Presidents. She also previously was seen on The Coterie’s mainstage in The Little Princess and The Wind in the Willows.
Jacob Houghton has made his debut with the Coterie in the production, Lyle the Crocodile. Although he has been taking acting classes with the Coterie for several years. In addition to his recent participation in the theatre, some of Jacob's past credits include Grumpy Old Sheppard and Santa's Coming to Town.
Becca Hudgins originally hails from the Land of Enchantment in Albuquerque, NM and went to school at Stephen's College in Columbia, MO earning her BFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in acting. New to Kansas City, she is excited for all the wonderful artistic opportunities the city has to offer and is honored to be a part of The Coterie's teaching artist family.
Laura Jane Irwin-Henrickson has been an actress every since she can remember. She has taken classes in just about every aspect of theater you can imagine, from Shakespeare to Sword Fighting, and from Mime to Meisner. She graduated from Drury University in Springfield, MO with an Bachelors in theater under the direction of Robert Westenberg. In her spare time she loves to dance, sing, bake and crochet.