Lexi Morris first hit The Coterie stage in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. A native of Liberty, Missouri, her past credits include Shrek and Godspell at The Crown Uptown and South Pacific at Musical Theatre Heritage.
Marcus Mull makes his Coterie premiere in Geek Mythology: I Was a Teenage Immortal. Other recent credits include Hershel and the Hannukah Goblins with Paul Mesner Puppets, Whistle Stop Homicide with Mystery Train Theatre, and Almost Heaven with Great Plains Theatre. Marcus has his BA in Theatre from Sterling College and currently resides in Kansas City.
Elijah E. Murray made his Coterie mainstage debut in Bud, Not Buddy but has also been involved with The Coterie’s Dramatic Health Education Project. Other recent credits include The Kentucky Cycle at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Buddy Holly and Affluenza at the American Heartland Theatre, and The Syringa Tree, A Raisin in the Sun, and Carter’s Way at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Elijah is a theatre graduate of UMKC.
Lauren Mylin is a teaching artist, director, dancer teacher, and choreographer. She is very excited to be back home in Overland Park after graduating from Oklahoma City University this year with a BFA in Theatre and a minor in Children’s Theatre and directing. Lauren is especially elated to begin her next chapter teaching with The Coterie Theatre! She has had the pleasure of performing at Disney World’s Epcot with the Miller Marley Entertainers and for the Plaza lighting ceremony; her greatest passion is to work with kids in a creative and friendly environment. She’s worked with the The Atlanta CHildren’s Theatre as a teaching artist and the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre as a stage manager and teaching artist, Princess Belle for parties and fundraisers, and performing as the Fish in Dr. Suess’ classic, “The Cat in the Hat”. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and two weenie dogs (Godiva and Nougat), read plenty of books, and to go on adventures and explore places with friends.
Nancy Nail has been an actress for about 30 years! Recently appearing in Showboat at Musical Theater Heritage, Nancy has recently started substituting as a teacher with Kelly Services in North Kansas City and Liberty school districts. Having had a successful career as a vocal coach and acting teacher with Heart of American Dance Centre, Nancy is thrilled to be back and with the young actors at The Coterie. She has had numerous appearances as guest soloist with the Heartland Men’s Chorus and made her Broadway debut in Portraits of Healing in New York at Lincoln Center. Nancy is happy to be teaching the young actors of Kansas City!!
Trish Neuteboom is a Lawrence resident who teaches Drama and Communications at Southwest Middle School. In addition to the classes, she runs the theatre program and stays actively involved in theatre in her community and Kansas City. After completing a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado, Trish returned to Kansas and earned her Masters in Teaching at Baker University. Trish stays actively involved in theatre for youth and completed work on the writing committee to revise the Kansas State Standards for Theatre. Along with teaching and directing, Trish enjoys being on the stage as well as working with learners of all ages.
Lily Nicholas made her Coterie debut in Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium- The Musical, after having been seen in Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Toughest Kid in the World with Theatre for Young America, and A Spectacular Christmas at Musical Theater Heritage. She will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall to obtain her BFA in Musical Theatre.
Mary Nichols is in charge or Props/Puppets at the Coterie Theatre. In addition to the production Lyle the Crocodile, some of her past Coterie experienecs include; set designer and properties master for Spooky Dog as well as set designer for Olympiaganza. Most of Mary’s recent design credits are in the music video and film industry. Recent theatre credits include properties master for Blacktop Sky at The Unicorn and set and properties designer for Darwin at Union Station.
Allison Nissley is a teaching artist, performer, director, and a lover of theatre for young audiences. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Performance. Understanding the importance of being a well-rounded theatre artist, Allison has had experience with technical theatre focusing on scenic construction, and sound design, as well as directing and performance coaching. Some of her favorite roles as a performer have been in touring productions for elementary schools: The Snow Queen, Fishing for a Change, and Impawssible Pals.
Granvile T. O’Neal has been seen with us for over 26 years since The Meeting in 1992, also performing in Becoming Martin; We Shall Not Be Moved; Buffalo Hair; and Bud, Not Buddy. Other local credits include Gem of the Ocean with Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Jacque Gafford’s play Grape’s Vine, and Once On This Island with Spinning Tree Theatre at Just Off Broadway Theatre. Granvile serves on the board of the Traditional Music Society and is curator for the Chester C.