Inside ATC Artist: Michael B. Raiford

Michael B. Raiford

is a freelance Set and Costume designer based in Austin, Texas, and is making his ATC debut. Raiford’s theatre designs have been seen at South Coast Repertory, The Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), City Theatre (Pittsburgh), 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), The Antaeus Company (LA), and Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he worked on 20 productions including 12 world premieres for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Ballet and Opera: Kansas City Ballet, Colorado Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet Austin, Opera Boston, and Central City Opera. His designs for “The Wizard of Oz” were honored at the Bolshoi Ballet in 2019, where they were nominated for the “Benois de la Danse.” Raiford was also the 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. Raiford’s MFA is from The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for 10 years. He is a Member of United Scenic Artists.