Meet the Team Behind Our Acting Studio
About Daryl Ray Carliles
Daryl Ray - is a Professional Film, TV, Commercial, and Musical Theatre Actor, receiving his training from T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, known for his work on 'House of Cards" and feature film "Full Circle" with Solvan 'Slick' Naim and Rob Morgan. He was also in the Award Winning feature musical film “How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song” in which he was one of the Producers as well. Most recently acting in the role of Nick on the Emmy Nominated Netflix series “It’s Bruno” where he was reunited with Director and star Solvan “Slick” Naim. While acting in NYC he also went on to pursue a career in Film production, earning the title of Assistant Director, Production Manager, and Producer on several projects. With his combined production and acting experience, he is a working Actor, Producer, & On-Camera Acting Coach in Raleigh, NC at Back-to-One Acting Studios. He is represented by Anne Greene with Talent One and Gail Tassell with Tassell Talent Group.
About Gus Allen
Gus Allen has been acting all over the Triangle for nearly a decade, winning numerous awards along the way. He specializes in playing a host of uniquely rich and dynamic characters, frequently in the same show. Notable productions include It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), Monty Python's Spamalot (French Taunter), Doubt (Father Flynn), And Then There Were None (Judge Wargrave), Death of a Salesman (Biff Loman), and The 39 Steps (Clown 1). Gus started from the ground up with supporting roles in several Cary Players shows, and has since gone on to win the Pietzsch Award (Cary Players), the Cantey Award (RLT), the Cannon Award (NLT) and the inaugural Triangle Award. In addition to theatre, Gus has also performed improv comedy at Comedy Worx in Raleigh since 2011.
About Morgan Piner
Morgan is a proud NC State and Circle in the Square Theatre School (NYC) alumna. Morgan acts, choreographs and teaches regionally and nationally in theater as well as commercial and film. Morgan has studied with and continues to study with Ken Schatz, Dr. Susan Durham- Lozaw, Sybil Lines and Sarah Lazaris. Some of her favorite roles include. Lucy as well as Choreographer in Bright Star with Theatrefest, Shell in UNION (Sorry Dog Productions) Mary Jane - Big River (Temple Theatre), Hermia- Midsummer (Uprising Theatre co.), Lilly St. Regis- Annie (CFRT), Lisette- Metromaniacs (Honest Pint Theatre Co.) Detective- Clue (Temple Theatre). In her commercial work she has done spots for companies such as, Bank of America, Virginia Hospital Center, Stanhope and more. Morgan is availiable for private coaching in an aray of disiplines. Contact for more info.
About Jess Barbour
Jess Barbour is a full time actor and teacher. She earned her BFA in Theatre from Elon University and studied with Bill Esper at the Esper Studio in NYC. She has taught and choreographed all over the area for local High Schools, NCT Conservatory, Raleigh Little Theatre and North Raleigh Arts Creative Theatre. She also works at the Anesthesiology Board of America and Duke University as a Standardized Patient training medical students and professionals in empathy and bedside manner through acting scenarios. She has performed professionally all over the Southeast and filmed on industrials, local and national commercials , voiceovers, television, independent and feature films . Her short film Oh Crappy Day, was accepted into 38 film festivals, winning the 2015 Lou Costello Award for Best Comedy Short at the Garden State Film Festival and recently wrapped on production for the feature length. Coming up, she'll be performing as Rachel Brown in inherit the Wind with Justice Theatre Project.
About Lynda Clark
Lynda Clark is an accomplished professional with television and motion picture credits including CRAZY PEOPLE, MATLOCK, THE PERFECT CRIME, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER; recurring roles in the CBS series AMERICAN GOTHIC, and the Showtime series LINC’S . Regional theatre: Lynda has starred in multiple roles for Theatre In The Park, Burning Coal, Peace College, NCT, and Theatre Raleigh, among others. She appeared in the CBS Hallmark movie THE WATER IS WIDE, and is a recurrent crowd pleaser for Temple Theatre. Recent roles include MY FAIR LADY, BLACK PEARL SINGS! , and SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY. Other roles include Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS, Eleanor of Aquitaine in THE LION IN WINTER; Sister Aloysius in DOUBT; THE ELEPHANT MAN; and ON GOLDEN POND. Recent productions include PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, GYPSY, and the one-woman show FULL GALLOP, chosen as top Ten in the Triangle by the INDEPENDENT. She has been a leading actress in the region for 30 years.
About Erin Sullivan
Erin Sullivan is a professional and award-winning Musical Theater and Stage Actor. Raised in Wilmington, Erin has just relocated to the Triangle after calling NYC home for 18 years. Having attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, she has over 30 years of singing, dancing and acting under her belt. Erin's resume covers almost every vein of the stage, on and off. With over a hundred regional credits, to multiple Broadway National Tours, to international work, to producing, directing, teaching, coaching, and writing, Erin is thrilled to bring her passion, knowledge and guidance to the area. Winning the 2018 Broadway World Regional Award in Los Angles for Best Cabaret Artist, Erin now tours the country with this production recently having her regional premier at the Temple Theater this past September. She currently directs for the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells, volunteers for Durham and Wake Country Art depts, and does private audition coaching.
About Hayden Tyler
HAYDEN TYLER is a Raleigh-based theatre artist, currently Adjunct Instructor of Theatre and resident dramaturg at Saint Mary's School. They've performed in regional theatre and screen projects across NC. Most recently Hayden was seen in Rudolph: the Musical, #BareTimon, and Temple Theatre's Legally Blonde. Hayden's work as director and choreographer has been featured at Benson Fine Arts (Little Shop, Godspell, 9 to 5) and Sonorous Road (Lion King KIDS, Strange World, Burn This, Joseph/Dreamcoat), among others; and their writing is frequently heard at Sips 'N Scripts. Hayden has been an acting and dance educator for six years, most recently at Sonorous Road and Apex Regional Theatre. Hayden loves empowering artists to discover their limitless potential, and passionately advocates for equity, accessibility, and visibility for queer artists.
BFA Musical Theatre/BA English, Lees-McRae College
About Matt White
Matt White is a class clown success story. With a mission to find the funny in every situation, White performs stand up comedy at Goodnight’s Comedy Club in Raleigh, NC. He teachers stand-up and improvisation classes.
White honed his observational comedy skills through years of improv and theatrical training (and being 1 of 9 kids raised in a female dominated household may have played a minor role, too). As a student at East Carolina University, White founded a comedy organization on campus, mostly so he could book stage time.
In 2013, White was named Carolina’s Funniest Comic; he was awarded Port City Top Comic in 2012. White has performed in the Asheville Comedy Festival, LA Diversity In Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Big Pine Comedy Festival and Cleveland Comedy Festival. He is one of the co-producers/founder of the Oak City Comedy Festival, Raleigh NC's only 5 day comedy festival.
Among those with whom White has had the privilege to work include: Alonzo Bodden, Tony Woods, Tim Meadows, Jon Reep, Mia Jackson, Jordan Carlos, Tig Notaro, Rory Scovel, Bret Ernst, Sean Patton, Orlando Jones, Nene Leakes, Andrew Schulz, Nate Bargatze, Joe Zimmerman, Tone Bell, Donnell Rawlings, Nicole Beyer, Brent Morin, and JP Sears.
About Samantha Corey
Samantha Corey graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance. She served as Company Manager and acted with the company at Burning Coal Theatre for almost 3 years before working the same position at Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado. She has always had a passion for Shakespeare and began teaching it with Ian Finley while at Burning Coal. She then taught a Shakespeare course at Duke’s Talent Identification Program for several semesters. Her favorite recent experience with the Bard was playing The Fool in Honest Pint and Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s collaboration of King Lear.