James V. Raymond
(Scenic Designer/ Scenic Artist) has been involved with theatre since 1997. James earned an MFA in Scenic Design and Technology as a GTA here at West Virginia University and a Bachelors in Theater Technology and Design at DeSales University. At West Virginia Public Theatre, he set designed It’s A Wonderful Life, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and was the scenic artist for the past four seasons. This past summer he designed Pippin with Monumental Theatre Company, which garnered four Helen Hayes nominations. He designed In The Heights at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre in 2017, which was nominated for Broadway World Regional Awards Best Scenic Design. He was shortlisted for the Ready to Work Award at SETC 2018. Past credits: Les Misérables school edition (Ovations), Mary Poppins jr. (Ovations), Little Shop of Horrors (Ovations), Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (Ovations), La Cage Aux Follies (Artscentric), Gypsy (Ovations), Three Sisters (WVU), The Pirates Of Penzance (WVU) The Trojan Women (WVU), Underground (Perry M. premier), Failure: A Love Story (Perry M.), I Love A Piano (DSU), 39 Steps (scenic artist intern, PSF) starring Steve Burns (Blues Clues), 45 Seconds From Broadway (LMP), No Exit (Highwood Theatre), Sweeney Todd (props intern, PSF) starring Dee Roscioli (Wicked) and many others.
Scenic Artist for Something In The Water Music Festival in Virginia Beach and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas with Brok Decor (APRIL 2019)
Scenic Designing Hair (JUNE 2019) Ovations Theatre