Cast Bios - The Wovles
Emilie Leia Karas (#11) is a 3rd-year graduate acting student at University of Missouri Kansas City. She is thrilled to return to the Unicorn Theatre after first appearing here last season in Men on Boats. Recently, she's been seen in Against Type, The Storytelling Project, Go. Please. Go, and Julius Caesar at UMKC Theatre and Dracula: A Song of Love and Death at Kansas City Actors Theatre. Up next you can catch her in Secret Soldiers at Coterie Theatre.
Chioma Anyanwu (#25) is all aglow about returning to the Unicorn stage for another all-female cast adventure!!! A recent graduate of UMKC's MFA program, some of her favorite experiences last season include Men on Boats (Unicorn), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (KC Rep), Freedom Summer (UMKC), and Hairspray (Starlight Theatre). Enjoy the show!
Molliann McCulley (#13) is stoked to be back at the Unicorn for her 6th time after being seen in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Heathers, Distracted, and readings of No One is Forgotten, and The Freshman. Local: Judy Garland Christmas, The Kraft, Las Vegas Legends (Late Night Theatre), Sorority House of the Dead (Coterie), Chainsaw the Musical (Kokopelli) Into the Woods (Egads!) Regional: Johnny Baseball, Late Night Comedy with Lewis Black, A Beautiful Something (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Oklahoma, All Shook Up (GPT) Big love to Cynthia, Heidi, and of course, S!
Lauren Moore (#46) is a senior at UMKC, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Performance. Recent productions that Lauren has appeared in Fabulation or the RE-Education of Undine where she played Undine, Freedom Summer and Dracula: A Song of Love and Death. She has played Michelle in the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City’s production of DreamGirls, Emily in Theatre for Young America’s Three Wise Cats and other productions. She has also mentored with Drama Time where she co-directed and helped developed an Afro-Centric adaptation of Frozen. Lauren is very excited to join this production of The Wolves.
Hannah Iris Woosley (#2) is overjoyed to make her debut at the Unicorn. She is a currently a junior undergraduate at UMKC. Her most recent credits include Jo in Women (UMKC Theatre), Ensemble in Letters From Freedom Summer (KC Rep Origins Festival), The Other in Subject To Change (UMKC UTA), Tricia in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (UMKC Theatre), Ensemble in Along The Line (Fishtank Theatre), and Alexander Hamilton/Ensemble in O Beautiful (UMKC Theatre). She wholeheartedly thanks the Unicorn, Heidi, Jeanette, her father, and the moon.
Hannah Elizabeth Freeman (#7) is honored to join this group of powerful women! Selected Local Credits: 9 to 5, The Kentucky Cycle, The Night of the Iguana, Ragtime, The Tall Girls, Parade (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Kansas City Actors Theatre); David Cromer’s Our Town, A Christmas Carol, The Living Room’s Carousel (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); The Fabulous Lipitones (New Theatre Restaurant); Cinderella (Theatre for Young America). Hannah is a proud member of AEA. She sends her love to family and friends! www.HannahElizabethFreeman.com
Chelsea Kinser (#14) is a 3rd-year MFA actor at UMKC. She received her B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Dance at East Tennessee State University where she played Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Maryann in Tartuffe: Born Again, and Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town. At UMKC she’s played Portia in Julius Caesar, Cordelia in King Lear, Janet/Andrew’s Mother/Little Boy’s Voice in Go. Please. Go., Opoj in The Storytelling Project, and numerous contrasting characters in (Against). Type., such as Demetrius from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently she performed in the UMKC/KCAT co-production of Dracula: A Song of Love and Death as Lucy. She also is a singer-songwriter and plays the guitar! Chelsea thanks her family for their undying love and support. Catch Chelsea next at The Coterie in Secret Soldiers: Heroines in Disguise.
Un Joo Christopher (#8) is excited to be making her Unicorn Theater debut in The Wolves. Most recently, she appeared in the Barn Player’s production of The Crucible and the Coterie’s production of Hana’s Suitcase. Un Joo attended Calvary University, where she appeared in Two Rooms, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Man For All Seasons. In her spare time, Un Joo enjoys food-inspired traveling, archery, poetry/writing, and taekwondo.
Yetunde Felix-Ukwu (#00) is currently a third-year graduate acting student at UMKC. She was most recently seen in KCAT’s co-production of Dracula: A Song of Love and Death as Judith Renfield. Upcoming projects include Secret Soldiers at Coterie Theatre and School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play at KC Rep Theatre. Special thanks to Cynthia Levin for another opportunity to create theatre with (and for) awesome people.
Carla Noack (SOCCER MOM) returns to the Unicorn, having most recently appeared in Hir, Men on Boats, Grounded, How to Use a Knife, Lasso of Truth and Time Stands Still. Prior to moving to Kansas City from Minnesota, she was a co-artistic director of the Commonweal Theatre Company and a company member of the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include Ten Thousand Things Theatre, Theatre Latte Da, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Kansas City Actors Theatre (core artistic member 2010-2013). Carla currently serves as the Chair of the UMKC Theatre Department.