Monday, January 01, 2001

Robin Raines (Alumna)

Robin Raines was “born a coal miner’s daughter” in the mountains of Grundy, Virginia. The loose connection to such a famous singer has always given her the delusional idea that she should sing to the top of her lungs to any song she recognizes. Since that talent never created much of a cash flow, Robin got a degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech in 1996. She works as an architect at Rowhouse Architects in Asheville.

Her theater credits include: Heathers, The Twilight Zone,both seen and unseen, Grimm, and Alice Underground. She has also been an active participant in the 48 hour movie project in Asheville, comprising her favorite role: A restaurateur with a demon possessed, murdering sock puppet on her arm.  She loves cheese.

Marissa Williams (LYLAS Alumna)

Marissa Williams was born and raised in New Hampshire, but relocated to Asheville over 5 years ago for a change of pace. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and uses her impeccable spelling, grammar and sales-woman skills as Advertising Manager at the Mountain Xpress newspaper.
She loves to work (and play) with the ladies of LYLAS to make fun of Asheville and ultimately, everyone.  Who knows?  Maybe you're next!

Marissa is now living in Massachusetts with her soon-to-be husband, Asa. Her funny-ness will always be missed!

Stage Manager: Beth Herrman

Beth Herrman has been in Asheville for five years and has been a part of stage managing all the LYLAS shows. She appeared on stage in LYLAS's West Asheville Side Story and also in Asheville Community Theatre's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and was seen most recently as Sharon in Forever with RunAmok Productions. When not on stage is is hanging out with her darling new pup!

Hollis McKeown


She is now also married to Brian. In 2012 they were blessed with a bouncing baby boy, Finn!

There will be more to come in this spot soon...but with a baby, updates are tough! You'll just have to trust us when we say, Hollis does indeed, rock!


Karri Brantley (LYLAS Alumna)

 Karri Brantley is originally from the 'mitten' (Michigan) & graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a BFA in acting, as well as the prestigious Second City Detroit Conservatory focusing on the art of Improv, Writing & Directing. She moved to Asheville in 2003 to co-found a national touring theatre company, Bright Star Children's Theatre. Most recently, her love of photography has developed into a growing business - Some local credits include, Acting in LaZoom's Comedy Touring Bus, Nerve, & Bernstein Brothers Christmas Spectacular. Directing Seeing Stars in Dixie at ACT and Grace & Glory at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville. Producing Jack & Diane and Dear George Letters at NC Stage as part of their catalyst series. Judging the North Carolina Theatre Conference & teaching a semester of drama at TC Roberson High School.

Karri just recently moved to sunny LA where she is living it up and doing all sorts of fun things from voice over acting to director of photography for an online web series! We wish Karri all the best and want her to know she is missed!