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 at West Virginia University and a Bachelors in Theater Technology and Design at DeSales University. In the summer of 2018, he designed Pippin with Monumental, which garnered four Helen Hayes Award nominations. At West Virginia Public Theatre, set designed A Charlie Brown Christmas (December 2019), It’s A Wonderful Life (Dec. 2018), and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (July 2017). He was the scenic artist for the past four seasons at WVPT as well. James had the opportunity to design Artscentric's new performance space, which is launching their very first Capital Campaign, raising $250,000 for their state-of-the art facility in the Remington community of Baltimore, MD. 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. James is a full time Art Teacher at St. Mary of the Mills School and is the Resident Scenic Designer with Ovations Theatre. James was a Scenic Artist for Something In The Water Music Festival in Virginia Beach  and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas with Brok Decor (April 2019). Past credits: Head Over Heels (Monumental Theatre Company), Cabaret. (Ovations)Les Misérables school edition (Ovations), Little Shop of Horrors (Ovations), Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (Ovations), Sister Act (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre *COVID-19), We Are Proud to Present (Artscentric), Gypsy (Ovations), Three Sisters (WVU), The Pirates Of Penzance (WVU) The Trojan Women (WVU), Underground (Perry Mansfield 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), Sweeney Todd (props intern, PSF) starring Dee Roscioli (Wicked) and many others.

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Spotlight: Monumental Theatre's Head Over Heels

The musical, which features songs by The Go-Go's, is set it in the round and includes plenty of sparkle

By Randy Shulman on March 12, 2020

By Randy Shulman on March 12, 2020 

https://www.metroweekly.com/2020/03/spotlight-monumental-theatres-head-over-heels/

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