Andrea Fantauzzi is an actor (SAG-AFTRA), producer, director, writer and teaching artist. She is a graduate of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, The Second City, and is the owner and founder of the production company Fanta-Zee, LLC.

Her professional debut came at the age of 12 in The Wizard of Oz at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. Having originated multiple roles, she's most well-known for originating Teen Fiona/Peter Pan in the Theatre for Young Audiences version of Shrek the Musical at The Coterie and Ann – 18 in And Other Fairy Tales premiering in New York. Kansas City knows Andrea best for her work as Susan Pevensie in Narnia the Musical presented by Starlight Theatre and performed at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.

In 2014, she received critical acclaim for her title performance in the coming of age drama Adira, which was selected by Project Greenlight in 2014 as one of the top 200 Indie Films in the United States. Fantauzzi is also notable for her work in Quality of Life sharing the screen with Kim Rhodes (Supernatural; The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) along with her upcoming series regular role of Sarah Ellington in the dystopian drama, Black Zone

Her directorial debut came with her very well received film Letters from a Father, which premiered at the Kansas International Film Festival back in 2017. Shortly after, Andrea became a multi-award winning director with dozens of awards and nominations in various categories. She began her production career at 19, with the creation of the Custom Reel Division of Breakthrough Reels, with her colleague Chris Bylsma, where she performed as a Co-Director along with being Lead Writer. She later worked on Season 4 of both NBC’s The Blacklist and FXX’s The Americans while attending The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Other shows include: NBC’s The Voice and MTV’s Broke A$$ Game Show

José Faus marked his first Coterie production in Tomas and The Library Lady. He was recently seen in Wiccans in the Hood on the Unicorn’s stage during during the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Originally from Colombia, José recieved his degrees in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting and creative writing/ journalism from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. To see more of José’s work, visit his website at

Zach Faust has been seen in Coterie productions such as No Talking and Hana’s Suitcase. His local credits include Evil Dead The Musical with Egads! Theatre, Shrek the Musical with Gladstone Theatre in the Park, and Kiss Me, Kate at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Zach is a graduate of Winnetonka High School. In his spare time, Zach enjoys script writing as well as directing with his own company, Faust Theatre.

Daniel Fleming marked his Coterie debut in And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns [1858]. His past performances include A Christmas Carol with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Unicorn Theatre, and The Learned Ladies at UMKC Theatre,  where he received his BA and is now a third year MFA Acting student.


Shelby Floyd returns to The Coterie for Schoolhouse Rock Live! after previously appearing in Seussical the Musical and Spring Awakening. Other local credits include Tell Me on a Sunday at Egads Theatre, Hello, Dolly at Musical Theatre Heritage, and Hello Again at Spinning Tree Theatre.

Eboni Fondren makes her Coterie debut in Bud, Not Buddy. Other recent credits include A Christmas Carol and Little Shop of Horrors at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Hairspray at the New Theatre Restaurant. Eboni is a professional jazz singer with her group “Eboni and the Ivories.” She graduated from Ottawa University with a degree in Business Communication.

George L. Forbes returns to The Coterie having been in Becoming Martin, Tuck Everlasting, Buffalo Hair, Little Tommy Parker and the Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Gatherings in Graveyards, The Glass Menagerie, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Locally he has been seen in A Solidier’s Play with The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City; Destination: Planet Negro!, a film by Kevin Willmott with Hodcarrier Films; and has performed at KC MeltingPot Theatre and In Play.

Brad Foster is an accompanist and Musical Director with more than 25 years of experience.  His local credits include accompanying productions such as Mary Poppins, Pippin,and The Sound of Music with Liberty Public Schools, working as a Teaching Artist for Take-A-Bow and Stars of Tomorrow summer camps with Starlight Theater, playing keyboard in the Blue Star Awards ceremony band, and most recently, acting as Musical Director and Pit Director/Musician for Starlight Express with Spinning Tree Theater.  He is excited to be joining The Coterie family

Joseph Fournier debuted at The Coterie in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Joseph has a MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Schoolcraft College, and a Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts from Eastern Michigan University. Previously, Joseph has also been seen in Harvey at Kansas Repertory Theatre, Gunplay at Fishtank Performance Studio, and Stones in His Pockets at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.

Jordan Fox is a proud resident of Kansas City, professional actor, director, and teacher. He graduated from Greenville College (now Greenville University) in 2007 with a BA in Communication: Theatre and a Music minor. After graduation, Jordan studied with George Cron (A Class Act Studios in Springfield, MO) and focused those studies into a professional acting career which began in 2008. He is a life-long learner and has found a renewed drive in working with children, starting with his work as a puppeteer with StoneLion Puppet Theatre in 2013, and continuing to this day as an Educator at Science City, where he has worked for over two years. Jordan has been a teaching artist with The Coterie since 2018.