"Theatre Family Owned & Operated"
While we work hard to ensure that our rooms are up to snuff with professional standards, it's truly the cast of Raleigh Room Escapes that makes each and every experience memorable and unique. The crew mentioned below is made up of a mix of students, parents, equity and non-equity nationally recognized actors, designers, and many different backgrounds. We take pride in being an equal opportunity contracting forum that offers regular raises, bonuses, and flexible hours. If you want to assist our cast in receiving a bonus on their next pay check, mention them by name on any of our reviewing platforms: Facebook, Yelp, & TripAdvisor. Check out what we are proudest of at Raleigh Room Escapes below!
Roles: Prof. Von Guttenburg, Dr. Oxy, Assistant, Sales Rep
Rebekah Carmichael is native to NC and a graduate of Elon University (BFA Acting Degree). She is involved in many aspects of theatre, but is primarily recognized as a producer, performer, and playwright. Some credits of hers include: Professional Stage: Cinderella (Cinderella) at Cow Company Theatre - Baltimore, Bat Boy: The Musical (Shelley) at 4615 Theatre - Washington DC, and Trapped In A Room With A Zombie DC; National TV: Evil Kin S:3 E:10; Production Producer: Raleigh Room Escapes LLC, Bucket List Productions DC, and Harold Studio. For more information, check out www.RebekahCarmichael.com Believe it or not, when she isn't rolling around on the floor as the undead or answering emails as a living dead, Rebekah enjoys playing "Duck" the dulcitar, knitting, eating Oreos, and exploring nature (both urban and rural).
Roles: Prof. Von Guttenburg, Dr. Oxy, R&R Slater, Sales Rep
J Robert Raines (EMC, SAFD, ASCAP) is an actor, composer, sound designer, and musician native to NC. Post-collegiately he lived and worked in theatre and music (Equity, Non-EQ, Producing Capacity) in NYC, Chicago, New Orleans, LA, Philadelphia, Columbus, and DC, racking up jobs both on and off-stage, as well as a producing capacity. After being principal cast and the general contractor for Trapped In A Room With A Zombie in DC, J and his co-owner relocated back to NC to open another branch and founded Raleigh Room Escapes, as well as creating their own rooms blending his theatrical experience with room escape finesse. He also pioneered RRE's patented analysis experience; combining social psychology and workplace sociology into theatrical flow analysis, he found the way to quickly, and accurately, break down a group's dynamics into accessable data.
Also, J is a renowned chef; check out his work at rainesculinary.com.
Roles: Prof. Von Guttenburg
William Hartery (AEA) Is an NYC transplant, originally from NH. He’s an actor, musician, teacher of voice/piano/acting, trivia host, and even Santa Claus, www.raleighsingingsanta.com. He studied musical theatre at Shenandoah University, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts. William has toured nationally as Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones in Webber’s Cats (played Raleigh’s Memorial Theater 2001) a nd internationally with Disney Cruise Lines, where he originated the role of Hades in Disney’s first all villains musical, Villains Tonight! His regional theatre credits include the Walnut St. Theatre, PA, Theatre Under the Stars, TX, TheatreZone, FL, Ogunquit Playhouse, ME, Westchester Broadway, NY, Fulton Opera House, PA, Palace Theatre, NH, and more. Locally William is a trivia host with Wise Entertainment, and he is available for private, in home lessons in voice, piano, and acting.
Currently off playing Santa Clause!
Roles: R&R Slater, Prof. Von Guttenburg
Tara Nicole Williams (SAFD) is an NC native with theatrical ties throughout the east coast. Her work has lead her from New York to Florida as an actor, costumer, teacher, actor combatant, and fight choreographer. Currently, she splits her time between teaching young artists and performing with local theatres. Her obsession with Shakespeare can be found everywhere, from the name of her car to her pets. Get trapped with her here at RRE! And check her out at www.taranicolewilliams.com.
Roles: Dr. Oxy, Assistant X, Stronghold Sales
Sarah has a degree in Biochemistry from Sewanee: The University Of The South. Besides the owners, she currently holds the record on the cast for having experienced the most escape room between North Carolina and Tennessee. However, she has escaped more rooms than any other on the cast!
Roles: Prof. Von Guttenburg, Dr. Oxy, Slater
Kenny Hertling (1/2 Actor, 1/2 Student, and all kinds of crazy) is from the Raleigh area where he is currently pursuing his M. Ed. in Higher Education and Administration at NC State. He has participated in many different aspects of theatre ranging from, but not limited to: acting, lighting design, sound technician, hand-to-hand combat, Tomahawk throwing, swash-buckling, cabin living, pretending to be intoxicated, and using his roommates cats as his acting partners.
When he is not trapped in a room with people he is just getting to know, he can be found playing board games or trivia with friends.
Currently off at Grad School at State!
Role(s): Dr. Oxy, Assistant X, Stronghold Sales
Allegra is a world traveler, free spirit, and great story teller! She's lived and worked in a number of different places all over the globe and has settled in Raleigh until further notice.
Role(s): Dr. Oxy, Professor Von. Guttenberg, Slater
Jill is a native of Wake Forest and attended Belhaven University for Theatre Performance. She's is known locally for theatre performance, stage combat skills, and gore makeup. When not at RRE, you may recognize her as a host at different trivia nights around the Triangle!
Role(s): Dr. Oxy, Slater
Kyle is a local actor with improv experience and a mischievous love for scaring people. He was recently in The God Game at Sonorous Road and played a Drill Sergeant in the upcoming WWI Exhibit at the NC Museum of History. Additionally, he studies trapeze and acrobatics!
Role(s): Professor Von. Guttenberg
Abigail has been performing in community theatre productions in the Triangle for 10 years! She is also a makeup artist and when she's not theatrically involved, you'll find her in sales.
Role(s): Dr. Oxy
Eric is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. He has performing experience with Appalachian State's Improv team, and as a stand-up comedian with 2 years of experience. You may recognize him either as a stand-up comedian or host for many of the Triangles comedy clubs and open mics!
Roles: Prof. Von Guttenburg, Dr. Oxy, Assistant, R&R Slater
Rachel Mehaffey (Actor) hails from Fairfax County, VA and earned her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography from ElonUniversity. She works primarily as a dancer, actor, and choreographer. Credits include: Professional Performance: Code f.a.d.: The Nature of Southern Legends at SARUS Festival (Wilmington, NC), Art in Motion at SPARKcon (Raleigh, NC). Natalie Marrone & the Dance Cure: Sisters of Sardinia at Emergence Triangle Dance Festival (Durham, NC). TERRANOVA Dance Theatre: Broken Consort at Fresh! The Triangle Dance Project (Carrboro, NC). Florence Dance Company: Ritrati di Stagioni (Florence, Italy). Collegiate Performance: Works by Helen Simoneau Danse, Summation Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, Hedwig Dances, Renay Aumiller, Lauren Kearns, Chris Burnside, Michelle Amara Micca, Jason Aryeh, and Natalie Marrone. Choreography: A Transitional Season at Elon’s Black Box Theatre, Spose e Violinisti and Per Medusa at Florence Dance Center (Florence, Italy). Direction: continuance by XVcollective at Elon’s Black Box Theatre. When she’s not performing, Rachel enjoys teaching barre and Pilates classes, writing about performance theory and pedagogy, and singing all over the place.
Currently off on tour for RA Dance Project!