Pancha Brown has loved theatre all her life. Born in Bogota, Columbia, she lived in an orphanage until being adopted by American parents who helped her learn English while watching Broadway musicals. Today, she holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from University of Central Missouri. Pancha has been seen at The Coterie in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Previously, she has been seen in The King and I, and Damn Yankees (script-in-hand) at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and Damn Yankees with Theatre in the Park.
Maddie Bruegger debuted in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalI at The Coterieand takes part in The Coterie’s Comedy Master Classes. Maddie is also a golf enthusiast, plays piano, clarinet, percussion, speaks Spanish, and helps backstage during school productions. She has performed in Annie, Seussical, Willy Wonka, and Beauty and the Beast at St. James Academy. Maddie is a member of the Catholic Forensics League and a National Competitor in the National Forensics League.
Georgianna Londré Buchanan has been in the audience for live theatre for as long as she can remember, and always noticed how costumes collaborated in the production. Her most recent designs at The Coterie were for Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker; Red Badge Variations; Lyle the Crocodile; Bud, Not Buddy; Shrek; Spring Awakening; Once Upon a Mattress; and Lucky Duck.
Martin Buchanan has been involved in theatre since he was twelve years old when his mother signed him up for an after school theatre program. As a former Resident Artist, Martin has appeared in numerous shows on The Coterie stage such as Night of the Living Dead; The Happy Elf; Sideways Stories from Wayside School; Our Town; Atypical Boy; Little House on the Prairie; Young Playwrights’ Festival; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Bud, Not Buddy; School House Rock; Lyle the Crocodile; Slashdance; Children of the
Christopher Bueno has recently been seen in the following productions; West Side Story at Blue Springs South High School, and Grease as well as Aladdin Junior at Moreland Ridge Middle School. When Christopher is not performing, he sings at various nursing homes and retirement communities throughout the Metro area. Currently, Christopher is a student at Blue Springs South High School. Christopher has made his debut with the Coterie in the production, Lyle the Crocodile.
Ai Vy Bui has appeared on The Coterie stage in The Miracle Worker and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Previously, she was seen in Junie B. Jones at Theatre for Young America, Not With A Bang, but a Whimper at Just Off Broadway Theatre, Lovesick during the 2015 Fringe Festival, The Butcher’s Son at The Buffalo Room, and Avenue Q at The Barn Players.
Cam Burns was seen at The Coterie in the orginal cast of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, and an understudy for Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium- The Musical, as well as The Coterie’s performance camp production of Bugsy Malone, Jr. Other credits include Chainsaw: The Musical and Eurydice at The Living Room Theatre and 13 The Musical with The Barn Players.
Kaitlyn Burns is an actor, director, scenic artist, and a lifetime adorer of theatrical arts. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.F.A in Theatre in 2020. She trained in all areas of theatre from acting all the way to set construction. While studying at university, she was a part of a number of productions, both on and off stage, trying to gain as much experience as possible. Kaitlyn is beyond excited to teach the next generation of artists and show them just how cool theatre can be.
Melody Butler has been a Teaching Artist at The Coterie and Starlight Theatre since 2009. She has served as a Coterie Master Acting Teacher and has worked in the Education, Marketing, and Front of House departments. She has taught theatre and dance for a over a decade and loves it more every day. Melody is proud to also direct for The Coterie's summer program. She hopes not only to inspire those she meets but to be inspired by them as well.