Michael T. Oakes is an acting MFA candidate at UMKC from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. He recieved his bachelor's degree from Lake Superior State University, where he had the opportunity to perform in shows such as boom, Good Kids, and Wakey, Wakey. The last of which was in the North International Fringe Festival in its debut year. This is his first year as a teacher with The Coterie.
Frank Oakley III makes his Coterie debut in Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott but has appeared locally in BlackTop Sky at Unicorn Theatre, The Winter’s Tale at Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Romeo and Juliet at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and The Three Sisters, Kansas City Swing, and The Comedy of Asses at UMKC Theatre. His regional credits include Just So Stories, Extremities, and Oklahoma!
Reagan Danel Ogle is thrilled to be returning to The Coterie stage! Her previous experience with The Coterie includes Shrek-The Musical and Acting Master Class. Other stage credits include Footloose, Peter Cottontail III, and Narnia-The Musical with Starlight Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, My Favorite Year, and Hairspray with Music Theatre for Young People (MTYP), and 9 to 5 with The Theatre in the Park. In the fall, Reagan will be attending Elon University to get a BFA in Musical Theatre.
Michael Ott makes his Coterie debut in Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Other credits include Desperate Acts at the 2014 Fringe Festival and Cinderella and Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business at Theatre for Young America. Michael received a BA in Theatre from University of Missouri Kansas City, is a resident of Prairie Village, and loves to cheer on his Kansas Jayhawks.
Eric Palmquist returns to The Coterie after having performed in the Young Playwrights’ Festival. Other past credits include Frankenstein at Lawence Arts Center, A Doll’s House at University of Kansas, and M. Butterfly with Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Eric is an associated artist with Tradewind Arts, supporting Asian American artists. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Theatre Performance.
Nick Papamihalakis was drawn into theatre in high school. Nick has been seen at The Coterie in To Whom it May Inspire, he has previously been in Pericles, Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Love’s Labours Lost at UMKC Theatre, where he is a 3rd year MFA candidate. Nick also holds a degree from Purdue University.
Daniel Eugene Parman made his Coterie debut as Mike Perkins in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960. Previously he was seen in Assassins at the Spinning Tree Theatre, William Inge New Play Festival with the Kokopelli Theatre Company, and Taming of the Shrew with with the University of Central Missouri, where he earned his MA in Theatre.
Josephine Pellow returns to The Coterie in Hana's Suitcase after having appeared last season as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. Josephine also is a Coterie Acting Master student. Other local credits include School of Rock the Musical at Music Theatre Kansas City, Annie Get Your Gun with Musical Theater Herritage, and A Christmas Carol at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, knitting, and playing the ukulele.
Andy Perkins earned his BFA in Acting and Directing from Avila University and his MFA in Acting from purdue University. He made his debut on The Coterie stage in Garfield - The Musical with Cattitude. In the past he has assisted as a house manager, and been a teaching artist. Recently, Andy was seen in A Christmas Carol, and The Diary of Anne Frank at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Twelfth Night with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
Kenneth Personett was recently seen in The Coterie’s production of Lyle the Crocodile and Slashdance. Other credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and Debbie Reynolds Dance Showcase at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. He has been a dancer on Princess Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens Tampa, and choreographed for the L.A. Choreographers’ Carnival. Kenneth is a graduate of William Jewell College with a BS in Arts Management.