Rachel Cain made the move to Kansas City in 2006 from Michigan, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in performance. She was a transplant to Michigan, however, from her home in Cape Girardeau, MO., where she also earned BX degree in Speech and Theatre Education from Southeast Missouri State University. Since making the move to Kansas City, she has been lucky enough to perform and teach for many area theaters including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Coterie, Unicorn Theatre, and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. She also spent two years as an instructor at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, where she had the opportunity to create such courses as Period Styles and Voice and Movement while directing productions and spearheading original productions. Rachel was thrilled to join the Pembroke Hill community in 2010. She teaches performing arts courses (Theatre Arts, Acting, Advanced Scene Study, Repertory Theatre, and Elements of Theatrical Design) in the upper school. She also directs the fall play, spring musical, and serves as faculty sponsor for the Pembroke Hill International Thespian Society troupe.

Raes Calvert first came to The Coterie starring as Max in Where the Wild Things Are, a show that has taken him across North America. Raes is born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he runs a theatre company, Hardline Productions. He is a recipient of a Jessie Richardson theatre award and is a graduate of Studio 58’s theatre training program at Langara College. 

Elise Campagna returned to The Coterie in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical after making her Coterie stage debut during the 2016 run. She has also served as a Coterie teaching artist as well as a peer educator for The Coterie’s Dramatic Health Education Project: STDs/ HIV. Past credits include Evil Dead with Padget Productions, The Crucible with The Barn Players, and Antigone at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. She has a degree from the University of Indianapolis in Theatre and Creative Writing. In her spare time she enjoys writing, watercoloring, teaching, and playing the ukulele.


Jamie Campbell is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and actor.  As a comedian, his solo performances have garnered praise from critics and audiences alike. A veteran of over 30 comedy and Fringe festivals, his performances have earned numerous accolades including "Best of Fringe" honors in Kansas City and Tucson, "Best Stand-up or Variety Performance" by San Antonio's Bexar Stage, and Chicago's "Best Stand-Up Comedian" by The Chicago Reader.  His album, Tell Me You’re Proud of  Me, debuted at #1 on Amazon’s comedy charts. 

Linda A. Carson made her Cotere debut in Where The Wild Things Are. She is a graduate of Vancouver’s Studio 58, has been a professional actor and writer for 25 years. She has acted in theatres across Canada and written several plays, including Dying to Be Thin (Jessie Award), Mom’s The Word (co-wrote, Jesse Award), George And Martha (Adapted from James Marshal) and Jack and the Beanstalk (YPT).

Ty Carter is an Olathe native, and studied theatre at Stephens College.  His Coterie premier was  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.. His other credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Fox on the Fairway at Okoboji Summer Theatre and Uncle Vanya at Macklanburg Playhouse.

Christopher Jon Carlson is a Kansas City-based actor and teaching artist. He has trained with theatre industry professionals in New York and London and worked with Tony Award-winning directors and creatives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance with Honors, a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication, and an Honors College Certificate from the University of Missouri. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Recent regional credits include Ragtime, Rhinoceros, and Shakespeare In Love at the Asolo Rep. He has toured Florida performing Shakespeare in schools and facilitating talkback conversations with students through the Asolo New Stages initiative. Kansas City performance credits include Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer at The Coterie Theatre and Lysistrata Jones, Godspell, and Carrie The Musical with Egads! Theatre Company. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.   


Theresa Chambers was born and raised in Lincoln, NE, and in 2022 relocated to Kansas City. She received her BA in Theatre Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University, focusing on Musical Theatre and Directing. When not performing onstage themself, Theresa has enjoyed working both as a director and as a teaching artist. She has created work with several theaters nationwide such as Nebraska Wesleyan, Shining Stars Kansas City, and the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and is excited to work with The Coterie.

Spencer Christensen debuted at The Coterie with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.   He loves to sing, play harmonica, and is  an avid NFL and Kentucky basketball fan.  Other credits include: A Christmas Carol at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Caucasian Chalk Circle  with UMKC Theatre, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised for Riverside Theatre.

Un Joo Christopher made her Coterie debut in Hana’s Suitcase. Un Joo attended Calvary University, where she appeared in productions of Two Rooms, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Man For All Seasons. She is also an associated artist with Tradewinds Arts. In her spare time, Un Joo enjoys video editing, archery, poetry/writing, and taekwondo.