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Project Pride at The Coterie Theatre – #PRIDE

The Coterie Theatre was founded in 1979 by Judith Yeckel and Vicky Lee. Its mission is to provide professional classic and contemporary theatre which challenges audience and artist and provides educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community. It seeks to open communication between races, genders, and generations by redefining children’s theatre to include families and diverse audiences. Ten years ago, The Coterie started a new education program called Project Pride. Each year, a group of teens who identify as queer or a straight ally gather at The Coterie and work to develop a new show that gives a voice to their experiences in Kansas City. The new play is performed on The Coterie stage every March. It challenges assumptions and celebrates the diversity of the participants and the audience, as well as LGBTQ+ history. The Coterie also strives to be welcoming and inclusive of all gender identities and expressions on its mainstage, as well as in its education programming. The Coterie presents 300 mainstage performances to more than 75,000 young people and families, on average annually. Learn more at TheCoterie.org.

The Coterie Pride Project of 2018


The Coterie Pride Project of 2019


The Coterie Pride Project of 2019

Featured in the June 10, 2023 issue of The Independent.


War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…