Amy Billroth-Maclurg made her Coterie debut as Mom in the The Coterie World Premiere of The Secret of Courage. Amy’s local credits include Stupid F***ing Bird at Unicorn Theatre, King Lear with Kansas City Actors Theatre, and Right Between The Ears at the 2017 KC Fringe Festival. Currently, she is pursuing a MFA in Acting and Directing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Logan Black is no stranger to The Coterie. You may have seen him in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, working on The Young Playwrights' Festival, as military consultant for Red Badge Variations, or voicing the role of Rev. Paris in Afflicted: Daughters of Salem. Logan's other credits include Our Town at Kansas City Rep and Blithe Spirit at Okoboji Summer Festival. Logan has an MFA from UMKC and is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Joey Boos is excited to be making his first debut on The Coterie main stage. He recently was seen in A Wonderful Life, and Route 66 at Circa ‘21 Playhouse, and West Side Story with Spinning Tree Theatre. Joey is a graduate from Kansas State University with a BA degree in Theatre Performance.
Victoria Botero made her Coterie debut in Tomás and the Library Lady. She was recently seen as the Soprano soloist with Ensemble Ibérica, the St. Joseph Symphony, and TEDxKC. She received her B.M. in Vocal Performace at the Catholic University of America, then later earned her M.A. in Voice and M.M. in Musicology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman is a director, teacher, and arts administrator from Wahoo, Nebraska. Since graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012, she has made Kansas City her home. She received her Master of Arts in Theatre from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a faculty member at Benedictine College where she teaches theatre and public speaking courses. As an active teaching artist, Elizabeth has taught classes in sketch comedy, creative drama, scene study, improvisation, auditioning, stage combat, and beginning text analysis. Elizabeth has taught with The Coterie since 2012, and has worked in many theaters including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Elizabeth is the Executive Artistic Director of Kansas City Public Theatre
Aaron Branch is a comedian, writer, actor and artist. He began his acting career at the age of seven, participating in school plays and performing at The Coterie, a nationally-acclaimed children’s theater. Branch appeared in several Coterie productions including A Star Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hole in Heaven, Frindle, The Wiz and Bud, Not Buddy. Branch made his comedic debut at an open mic night when he was just 16 years old. Six months later, he won the title of “Best Comedian in Kansas City” at Stanford & Sons Comedy Club. He became a regular at the club, hosting and opening for a variety of headlining acts including Dave Coulier, Carlos Mencia, TJ Miller, Michelle Wolf, and Iliza Shlesinger.
By the time he was 17, Branch had written, produced and performed his first one-man show called The Aaron Branch Experience, which received rave reviews and was one of the top-grossing performances at the 2012 KC Fringe Festival. His next effort, Watch Me As I Go, was a unique, multi-media experience combining stand-up, poetry and original music. After graduating high school, Branch moved to Chicago to study comedic writing at Columbia College and completed his BA in Comedy Writing and Performance. While there, Branch’s love for writing and producing content continued to shine through his original podcasts Live! From My Dorm and Live! From My Apartment and his web-series Storytime with Aaron Branch. He also began writing, producing and performing with groups like Chicago’s College Class Clowns (C4), the Martin Luther King’s of Comedy and PREACH! In 2018, Branch was awarded the prestigious Bob Curry Fellowship in connection with Chicago’s Second City and NBC Universal. That same year, Branch packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles after booking a lead role in the ABC/Warner Brother television pilot spinoff of “The Middle”.
Now 25, Branch is signed to The Gersh Agency and is currently preparing the release of his debut stand-up comedy album.
Lauren Braton has appeared on The Coterie's stage in Where the Wild Things Are and Shrek the Musical. Her numerous local credits include shows at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, American Heartland, Unicorn Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Spinning Tree Theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse, and Musical Theater Heritage, where she was featured in Cole Porter: An Evening of Song. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, fishing, teaching voice, dressing up her chihuahua in weird outfits, and trying not to fall down.
Emily Bridges is a Kansas City native, director, and theatre teacher. Since graduating with her degree in Theatre and Speech Education from The University of Central Missouri, Emily has taught middle school and high school theatre; as well as serving as a teaching artist with Theatre Aspen, Starlight Theatre, Stage Right Performing Arts, (and now) The Coterie!
Edwin Brown III marked his debut at the Coterie in the title role in And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns. His previous performances include Romeo and Juliet at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and The Learned Ladies and Pericles at UMKC Theatre. He received his BFA at Howard University and is currently a third year MFA Acting student at University of Missouri-Kansas City.