Michael B. Raiford |
Scenic Designer

Michael B. Raiford

Michael B. Raiford is a scenic and costume designer based in Austin, Texas. In Austin, his work has appeared at Ballet Austin including world premieres of Exit Wounds (costume and set), Belle Redux (costume set and video direction), Mozart Project (scenic design), Magic Flute (scenic and puppet design). Also in Austin: Austin Lyric Opera, ZACH Theatre and the Rude Mechanicals. Raiford’s work has also been seen at Opera Boston, Central City Opera (Colorado), The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, South Coast Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Playmakers Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Ford’s Theatre (Washington, D.C.), New Victory Theatre (New York), Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Lyric Theatre (Oklahoma City), and Actors Theatre of Louisville where he designed 20 productions including 12 world premieres for Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Raiford’s most recent adventure: Director of Blast: The Music of Disney, Tokyo and National Tour of Japan. He is a creative consultant/director in: architecture, advertising, and, yes, marching band/DCI and WGI. Education: M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for 10 years. Other: Member of United Scenic Artists.