Barbette Hunter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech/Communications from NC State University and did graduate work in acting at UNC-Greensboro. She has earned three performance awards and two technical theatre awards from RLT. As a professional actress, she has performed with numerous companies in the Triangle including the Justice Theatre Project, Raleigh Ensemble Players and Theatre in the Park. She has over 25 years of experience working as a director, stage manager, and award-winning professional actress in theater, film, TV, and radio. Barbette has been working with the RLT Education Program and Cary Applause! Youth Theatre for over fifteen years.
Renee Wimberley is a local actor, director, producer and teaching artist specializing in arts integration. A Triangle native, she holds a BA in Theatre Arts Education from UNCG and can be found regularly sharing stories at Seed Art Share, Applause! Cary Youth Theatre, Christy’s Dance Explosion, and in various creative workshops for homeschoolers and community organizations. As the founder of Seed Art Share, she is also passionate about supporting parents in the arts and exploring community spaces through site-specific productions.
An award-winning actor and stage director, he has garnered praise for his performances as King Richard in Richard III, Prospero in The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet with Evan Rachel Wood as well as his original direction of A Midsummer Night's Dream. His television credits include Windmills of the Gods, Smokey and the Bandit-The Series, and several guest appearances on Matlock. His film acting credits include Ramblin' Rose, Road to Wellville, Twilight Zone-The Lost Episodes, and Radioland Murders. From the beginning of his career, Tony has consistently been involved as a coach and arts educator, developing and working with programs and workshops throughout the southeast including The Growing Theatre of Georgia, Actor's Training Ground, and Applause! Cary Youth Theatre.
Dylan Bailey is a Raleigh-based theatre artist. He holds a BFA in Theatre for Youth from East Carolina University. As a teaching artist, he’s worked with RLT, Applause! Youth Theatre, NCT, Seed Art Share, TAP, and The ArtsCenter. In addition to teaching he’s worked professionally as a freelance actor and theatre technician with Seed Art Share, Burning Coal Theatre, Pittsboro Youth Theatre, Theatre in the Park, and Summer Storybook Theatre. In 2018 he spent a summer performing abroad in Polish primary schools and at the Juwenalia Youth Festival in Krosno. Since 2016 he has worked as a teaching artist and facilitator with the Confident Voices program at Camp SAY: A Camp for Young People Who Stutter. When not on a stage or in a classroom, he enjoys writing and adapting new plays for young audiences!