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).
J Robert Raines - Principle Producer, Marketing Manager
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 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.
Kenny Hertling - Manager
Roles: Halsey, Dr. Oxy, Prof. Von Guttenburg, Assistant
Kenny Hertling (1/2 Actor, 1/2 Technician, and all kinds of crazy) is from the Raleigh area where he is currently pursuing the idea that day to day life can have a schedule and be fun. 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.
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: Prof. Von Guttenburg
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.
Roles: Dr. Oxy
Abby is a Raleigh native attending William Peace University. She is an active actress and singer and has been seen in various shows across the Triangle.
Roles: Assistant, Dr. Oxy
Hayden Tyler is a Triangle-based theatre artist. You can find him directing, choreographing, writing, and performing across the RDU area. He teaches dance, movement, tension relief, and stress management using his unique energy-based modality. Hobbies include reading, cooking, fitness, karaoke, and divination. Proud cat dad to his beautiful sixteen-year-old (and very opinionated) tuxedo-tortoiseshell-tabby Sokxe.
Roles: Dr. Oxy, Halsey
Peter is an actor, filmmaker, writer, and musician from Cary, NC, and a graduate of NC State University. His voice can be heard on many an independent podcast, including The Blood Crow Stories,The Lavender Ladies, The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray, and Dynamite!. He's also the writer and director of the film You're So Dead! and the writer of the 2017 NCSU Creative Artist Award play Girl in Space, and has released two albums as AKLF. It's a lot. He knows. He sincerely hopes you enjoy what he does.