Linnaia McKenzie made her first professional acting premiere in The Coterie’s production of Spring Awakening (her favorite musical of all time). Since then, Linnaia has performed in Geek Mythology: I Was a Teenage Immortal at The Coterie, Christmas in Song at Quality Hill Playhouse, Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Spinning Tree Theatre, and Hello, Dolly at Musical Theater Heritage. Linnaia is currently enrolled at UMKC and works as a substitute teacher.

Mia Grace McManamy made her Coterie stage debut in A Charlie Brown Christmas before returning as an understudy for Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium- The Musical. She was also a Master Class student as well, and got to live out her dream of playing Annie while attending a Coterie summer performance camp. Other recent performances include A Christmas Carol (2015, 2016) and Sunday in the Park at Kansas City Repertory Thea

Sarah Meade is a recent Kansas City transplant. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, she earned her degree in Theatre at Radford University in 2014 and has been teaching kiddos ever since! From summer camp to Shakespeare, Sarah firmly believes that any kid can benefit from the magic of the theatre.

Delano Mendoza is a professional theatre artist in Kansas City, working as an actor, singer, music director, and private voice/acting coach. For as long as he can remember, Delano has loved theatre and music with every bit of his being! He loves having the opportunity to work with aspiring actors and singers, young and younger, guiding them in their craft and teaching them new skills along the way. When Delano is away from the theater, he loves to bake, play with his dogs, and explore the outdoors. His favorite mantra is "to infinity and beyond"!

Charmaine J. Merriweather graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Public Relations and Theater. Some of her favorite roles she's played include Elmire in Tartuffe and Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot. Aside from acting, Charmaine is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist. She moved to the Kansas City area in summer 2018. 

Andi Meyer returns to The Coterie stage in Hana's Suitcase after having taught multiple acting classes, toured with Dramatic Health Education Project: STDs/HIV, and performed on stage in The Reluctant Dragon, Sacagawea, Everyday Heroes, The Search for Odysseus, and Island of the Blue Dolphins. Recently, Andi has been seen in The Oldest Boy at Unicorn Theatre and is also Education Director and a regular cast member with the Right Between The Ears sketch comedy show.

Austin Meyer received his M.A. in actor training and coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and his B.A. in drama from the University of Michigan. He has taught and coached actors at the University of Michigan (Flint, Ann Arbor), Arts Educational School of Acting (London), Rose Bruford College (London), Acting Coach Scotland (Glasgow), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His passion is in teaching and learning from actors of all ages, and helping to facilitate them to achieve their dreams.

Ron Meyer is a Theatre Educator who spent thirty years in the classroom. He directed 75 all school productions and taught Acting, Theatre History, Theatre Literature, and Technical Theatre. He has a B.A. in Speech and Drama from Marymount College and an M.A. in Theatre from The University of Central Missouri. He is the third recipient of “The Ed See Outstanding Theatre Alumnus” Award. He performed the role of Pulitzer in The Coterie and The White Theatre’s co-production of Newsies, and way back in 1987, Ron performed the role of Flavio in The Coterie’s production of Slapstick! He enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

Katia Milazzo is thrilled to be a teaching artist at The Coterie Theatre! She is currently studying at the University of Missouri - Kansas City for a BA in English with a Minor in Theatre, directs at the City Theater of Independence for the Playwrights Festival and also directs musicals at Nativity of Mary Theater such as; The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, and Seussical! She has a passion for theatre and music and an even deeper love for teaching it.

Hannah L'Abri Miller is a director and educator. She has worked with numerous companies throughout the Kansas City area, in many capacities, including: Starlight, KC Rep, & Unicorn Theatre, Stage Right Performing Arts, MAPA, and CYT in addition to producing and directing her own work, most recently at the 2017 Kansas City Fringe Festival, with a "Best of Fringe" pick, Here Lies Joyland.

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