Meet the Team Behind Our 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 Dan Toot

Dan Toot is an actor, musician, voice over artist and educator based in Chapel Hill. Born and raised in rural upstate New York, he's a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. After receiving his BFA from The Hartt School, he relocated to Chicago, working on stage with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, First Folio, The House Theatre of Chicago and more, in addition to filming and touring. He met his lovely wife (an actor and educator as well), and decided to enroll in the MFA Acting program at UNC Chapel Hill to continue the pursuit of acting education. There he performed as a company member with Playmakers Repertory Company, where he also worked as an instructor and music director. He is represented by Talent One, and continues to film, record, provide coaching, and teach the next wave of amazing performers. When he's not in the studio, chances are you'll find him on his bike somewhere in the Triangle, walking his goofy Greyhound Twyla, or looking for the next local brew or music phenomenon. 

About Karter Dolan

Karter Dolan is a professional actor who was based out of New York City prior to the pandemic shutting down live performances. In 2019 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of North Dakota. There he spent four years learning about the theatre industry and how to perform in it. During his college summers he worked professionally at several theaters in the Midwest, getting
first-hand experience that cannot be learned in the classroom. Following graduation, he spent
seven months with The Round Barn Theatre, performing as a resident actor in three productions,
while understudying a role for a fourth production.
Some of his favorite credits include Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher (Empire Theatre Company); Justin in The Fox on the Fairway (Prairie Repertory Theatre); Adam in Freaky Friday (Round Barn Theatre); and Jaime in The Last Five Years (University of North Dakota).


Check out his website or follow him on Instagram @karter_dolan for more!