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.

Chase Wheaton-Werle is a recent Musical Theatre graduate from the University of Tulsa where he also worked as Teaching Assistant for the Musical Theatre Performance course. In the year since his graduation, Chase has enjoyed performing in Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Peterborough, New Hampshire; and several locations in the New England area. As an actor, Chase's top favorite roles have included Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and Matt in Altar Boyz. As a theatre educator, Chase's credits include Theatre Education Intern with Starlight Theatre, Assistant Director in a number of productions with Music Theatre Kansas City, and Actor/Educator with Children's Stage Adventures. Chase is very excited to be back in Kansas City and to help young artists hone their crafts! 

Megan Wherley designed the set for The Coterie’s first production of The Wiz, she also designed sets for Bridge to Terabithia and the world premiere of Life on the Mississippi. Other credits include scenic designer for Harvest Cry at Freedom Valley Worship Center in Gettysburg, PA, and The King Stag at UMKC Theatre. She was also the property master for Farragut North at Unicorn Theatre.

Jessica Whitfield earned her BFA in Theatre from Drake University where she was an Irene Ryan nominee. She has trained locally with Richard Alan Nichols, Andy Garrison, and Heather Laird. She loves being a part of unique plays that make audiences think and feel. She has previously been in Striking Beauty and Beginnings from an End with KC Fringe Festival. She was on The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes on The Oxygen Network, and she is in Container Masters on episodes 5 and 9 on Tubi. She was in KC Melting Pot’s productions of Barbecue and Secrets & Lies. She has directed The Entertainer for Open Spaces and a children’s production of The Wizard of Zoz at OCTA. She is also a playwright and has had plays produced with The Barn Players, City Theatre of Independence, KC Public Theatre, and Potluck Productions. 

Stefanie Wienecke has appeared on The Coterie stage in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Once Upon A Mattress, and the Dramatic Health Education Project. Other local credits include Carrie at Egads!, Buddy Holly Story at New Theatre Restaurant, Bernstein’s Broadway for Musical Theater Heritage, and Hello Again at Spinning Tree Theatre. Stefanie has a degree in songwriting and her own jewelry line, which can be found at two local stores.

R.H. Wilhoit made his Coterie debut as Pigpen in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Since then, he’s returned to the Coterie stage in Puffs and the revival of Electric Poe. He is a graduate of Drury University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, and now makes Kansas City his home. Professionally, he’s been seen on many stages in town, appearing in Milking Christmas at The Living Room, The Play That Goes Wrong at New Theatre and Restaurant, Every Brilliant Thing at Spinning Tree Theatre, and Shakespeare In Love at Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival. When he’s not performing or teaching, R.H. is busy as an active founding member of The Confluence Theatre Company, producing experimental works. 

Matthew J. Williamson made his debut on our mainstage in We Shall Not Be Moved- The Student Sit-Ins of 1960. Previous credits include Twelfth Night with Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Danny and The Deep Blue Sea with Crown City Theatre in Los Angeles, and Come Back Little Sheba at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. He receved his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at University of California-Los Angeles after completing his Bachelors in Theatre at Missouri State University.

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