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: Fun Home (Medium Allison), Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Suzanne), Murder Mystery Productions (Featured Ensemble) - Wilmington, NC; 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 Rebekah enjoys playing "Duck" the dulcitar, knitting, stick juggling, eating Oreos, and exploring nature (both urban and rural).
J Robert Raines - Principle Producer
Roles: Halsey, Prof. Von Guttenburg, Dr. Oxy
J Robert Raines (EMC, 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.
Tara Nicole Williams (SAFD) is an NC native with theatrical ties throughout the east coast. Her work has lead her all over the the country as an actor, costumer, teacher, combatant, and fight choreographer. Currently, she works with artists of all ages in the Triangle area. Get trapped with her here at RRE! Learn more about her work at www.taranicolewilliams.com.
Kenny Hertling - Manager
Roles: Halsey, Dr. Oxy, Prof. Von Guttenburg
Kenny Hertling (1/2 Actor, 1/2 Technician, and all kinds of crazy) is from the Raleigh area where 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. All of this combines for fun times after he finishes working with college students to hold them accountable for their actions.
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.
Roles: Dr. Oxy
Jess moved to Durham from Massachusetts, has degrees in Creative writing/Psychology and Graphic Design. When not being a zombie, Jess spends time designing art, printing custom clothing, singing with a chorus, and being the mother of dragons. And a cat whisperer.
Roles: Halsey, Dr. Oxy, Assistant
Teal is an alumnus of NC State, working in theatre around the RDU area.
Roles: Halsey, Prof. Von Guttenburg, Assistant
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!
Roles: Dr. Oxy
Griffin is a student at NC State where he studies Creative Writing and is involved with NCSU Theatre as an actor/stage manager. When he's not trapped in a room, he can often be found writing poems, drinking coffee, or reading tarot cards. Griffin is thrilled to join the cast of RRE and hopes to see you soon.
Mira - Zombie Support Animal
Mira has been apart of the RRE family (as well as Rebekah and J’s personal family) since 2017. She is a rescued pit bull and retired mamma. Nowadays, her favorite thing to do is to sit on people, nap with her cat-brothers, hike, and “work” as a Zombie Support Animal at RRE. She visits as often as she can and loves making friends.