Jake Walker has been in many productions at The Coterie, recently seen in Jack and the Bean Mágico!, Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (2014, 2016), Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Red Badge Variations, and Playing for Time.

Thomas A. Waller returns to The Coterie mainstage in We Shall Not Be Moved: The Student Sit-Ins of 1960. Tommy made his Coterie debut as Govenor Faubus in The Nine Who Dared. Other recent credits include Oedipus Rex with the Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre, The Tempest at Just Off Broadway Theatre and Buck Hoss in the KC Fringe Festival. Tommy also performs regularly as an improvisor at Comedy City and is a member of KansasCity Improv Thunderdome Competitions’ season 17 championship troupe ‘Free Guac?!’

Hughston Walkinshaw previously appeared at The Coterie in Tale Tell Poe, Spring Awakening and The Outsiders. Other credits include A Christmas Carol in NTC Productions’ East Coast Tour and The Dresser, The Pillowman and Spring Awakening at Omaha’s Blue Barn Theatre, of which he is a founding member. He holds a BFA in Theatre from SUNY Purchase Theatre Conservatory and enjoys writing, tennis and movies from the ‘70s.

Antonia Washington has appeared at The Coterie in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Free to be You and Me. Other local credits include To Kill A Mockingbird at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and The Darker Face of the Earth with UMKC Theatre. A native of Kansas City, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She sends a special thank you to Mr. Rackers and her LSW Theatre family.

Daniel C. Warneke is the Resident Sound Designer for the Coterie and has most recently designed sound for the following Coterie productions; Bud, Not Buddy, Slashdance, Tell-Tale Electric Poe, Shrek, Spring Awakening, Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie, and Once Upon a Mattress.

Grant Wayman is a teaching artist, facilitator, and performer who recently received his MFA in Theatre for Youth and Communities at Arizona State University. Grant's interests include devising original work with and for young people as well as arts and culture-based community development. As part of Grant's thesis project, he devised Mr. Dave's Treasure Chest, an imaginative solo performance that offers young children, ages 3-5, a unique and hands-on theatrical experience exploring interactive play, empathy, and imagination. While in Arizona, Grant worked with the young artists of Rising Youth Theatre to devise The Kid's Table, an original production in grown up conversations. He performed and facilitated in Sojurn Theatre's The Race, a movement-based and interactive performance held on the campus of Arizona State University during the election of 2016. While at ASU, Grant worked on a partnership with the city of Phoenix to create a Youth Arts and Cultural Council comprised of teen artists that created arts advocacy programming including a devised performance that advocated at Phoenix city budget hearings for greater arts funding. Grant is excited to be back in Kansas City and create with young artists in the area.

Lindsay Weaver is a local actor with performance credits all over the Kansas City metro. She's a Nebraska native who graduated from Emporia State University with a BFA in Theatre in 2010. While Lindsay is passionate about theatre, she also enjoys cooking and playing with her dog. Lindsay hopes to forge a career balanced equally between artistry and education here in Kansas City.

 

Kyra Weinberger is making her performance debute at The Coterie after being seen in Junie B. Jones at Theatre for Young America, West Side Story with Spinning Tree Theatre, and Into The Woods at Western Playhouse. Kyra has a degree from the University of North Texas in vocal performance. 

Brittany Welch is a performer, teaching artist, writer, deviser, and voiceover artist in Kansas City.  She earned her Masters in Fine Arts in Acting from University of Missouri-Kansas City and her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Samford University.  She has toured at The Coterie and in Kansas City schools performing in Mobile Moliere.  She also has toured four summers across the southeast region as an actor, emcee, and production director with YM360, performing spoken word, improv, sketches, and teaching workshops to middle and high school students.  She has also been a part of multiple new work Theatre for Youth workshops, and performed in TYA festivals at the Southeastern Theatre Conference and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Brittany has a love for theatre education and empowering young people to share and listen through theatre.  Previous Theatre for Youth productions include Peter and the StarcatcherMobile MoliereThe Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneThe Jungle Book, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind

Loren Wendelburg joined The Coterie family with Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Loren’s credits include The Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare Exploration, Hershel & The Hannukkah Goblins at Paul Mesner Puppets, and Beauty and the Beast at The Culture House. Loren also enjoys puppetry, drawing, and reading.

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