Cody Proctor is a professional actor and children's musician. Born and raised in Stilwell, Kansas, he has returned to Kansas City after spending 10 years in Chicago. His work with kids has included over 4 years teaching at a children's gym and as an early childhood assistant and resident musician. Recently he appeared in shows at theaters across Kansas City and a spot for MO Lottery. 

Tony J. Pulford was last seen at The Coterie in Tomás and The Library Lady, The Miracle Worker, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (2014, 2016, 2018), as well as the Dramatic Health Education Project: STDs/HIV. Previously, he appeared in West Side Story with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Sister Act at New Theatre Restaurant, and A Soldier’s Play with The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, where he earned a B.A. in Theatre. Offstage, Tony loves spending time with his family, playing hours and hours of board games and holding private dance recitals in his living room.


Michael Ray has been taking theatre classes at The Coterie for several years and makes his Coterie debut in The Miracle Worker. Previously, he has appeared in Romeo and Juliet Time Travelers and Fun on 42nd Street at Quality Hill Playhouse and the Kansas City Metropolitan Dance Theatre Spring Showcase at the Gem Theater. Michael is a student at Crossroads Academy of Kansas City.

Dustin Reckling is a recent graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University with degrees in Theatre Arts and English. Recently, he has been in productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Nell Gwynn, and The Lifespan of a Fact. Dustin enjoys seeing the young and young at heart's eyes light up at the magic of live performance and wants to share his passion with The Coterie's students. 

Connor Relyea first appeared on The Coterie in A Charlie Brown Christmas. He has appeared in productions of State Fair, Fiddler on the Roof, and To Kill a Mockingbird at Okoboji Summer Theatre. Originally from Shorewood, IL, he now lives in Blue Springs. Connor has a Bachelor of Journalism and a minor in Theatre from the University of Missouri.

Roan Ricker made his Coterie debut as Jerry Bigelow in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960 and later seen in The Coterie World Premiere of The Secret of Courage. He was also a participant in The Coterie’s education classes. His previous work includes Hamlet with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, A Streetcar Named Desire with Kansas City Actors Theatre, and Julius Caesar with Heart of America Shakespeare Fesitval’s Team Shakespeare.

Mariah Roady is thrilled to join The Coterie’s slew of fantastic teaching artists. Mariah serves as a year round Teaching Artist for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. She teaches Shakespeare Conservatory and Team Shakespeare every weekend in addition to her full time role with the Festival, Development and Marketing Associate. Previously, Mariah served as Peer Education Coordinator at SafeHome where she directed a theatre-based educational program on teen dating violence and sexual assault. She coordinated volunteer and peer education opportunities for middle and high school students to deliver dating and domestic violence education and prevention to the greater KC metro area. Mariah graduated from UMKC where she received her BFA in Theatre Performance.

Chloé N. Robbins was the Coterie's Production Intern for the production Lyle the Crocodile. Recent credits include assistant stage manager for the production of Burnt by the Sun at UMKC, following stage manager for Brechtology at UMKC and The Fishtank. She was also assistant stage manager for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents at UMKC and The Fishtank. Chloe is currently a senior at UMKC earning her degree in Theatre Tech.

Callie Rodina first fell in love with theatre as a young person seeing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She does not remember much about the show, as she was about 5 years old at the time, but Callie does remember how hard she laughed. That same passion for laughing is what brought her full circle - back to the The Coterie as a performer after graduating with a degree in Vocal Performance with minors in Theatre Arts and Gender Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University (May 2018). Callie has been in numerous shows at The Coterie, appearing in Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium - The Musical, No Talking, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When she isn't all over KC working on projects from straight plays to musicals, teaching voice lessons, or taking a nap with her dog, you can find her here at The Coterie as a Teaching Artist! Callie joined the team in the Fall of 2018 and had a blast instilling a love for the arts in young minds. Callie is thankful for The Coterie and what it has provided her since she was a young person, and she is so happy to return the favor for kids just like her! No matter what you find Callie doing, you'll almost always hear her laughing... ESPECIALLY at The Coterie Theatre!

Lisa Miller Ross has received her Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in English at Truman State University. She loves teaching for The Coterie, especially the Exploratory Theatre classes for kindergarten through second graders. In the past she has taught “Folktales and Animal Stories: Act the Stories”, focusing on local folktales with animal main characters; “Commotion in the Ocean”, focusing on sea creatures; and “Stories to Bug You”, the companion class to The Coterie musical U:BUG:ME.