Raymond Simeon

Raymond joins WIT, bringing a business minded and multicultural approach to Production Management.

A Cuban-American originally from Miami, Florida, Raymond is a graduate of Barry University and Marymount University, holds a MBA and a MHRM, and has an extensive background in human behavior, operations, logistics, and organizational development.

As a lighting designer he is known as the go-to guy in the DC area for any and all improvised technical needs. His personal theory of lighting revolves around the use of archetypal elements that anyone can subconsciously attribute emotions and feelings to, regardless their of background, national origin, or culture. His lighting, audio design, and technical director credits with WIT include POTUS Among Us, Citizen’s Watch, Yearbook, and Improvapalooza.

In addition to his multiple masters degrees, Raymond has also expanded his educational background in the arts through continued various certifications and courses, including The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations through The University of Maryland, College Park on Coursera, and an EOS family software certificate through Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.

Raymond is currently member of WIT Harold Team: Work Wife, and a founding member of the independent troupe Stand Up for Whaaa?.

His dog Cesar still has no idea why Raymond ever leaves home, especially now that treats are delivered directly to their door.

Current Ensemble
CHILDHOOD NICKNAME
Anikin & Ray-Ray
ALTERNATE CAREER PATH
Music Therapist

Ray Simeon is originally from Miami, FL. His improv origin story was a choice between fighting fires or improv.

He began taking the Washington Improv Theater coursework in the summer of 2015. Shortly thereafter, he began working the sound and lighting booth because the prospect of being able to see free shows and play the music he wanted to hear was too good to pass up.

Raymond is currently member of WIT Harold Team: Work Wife, and a founding member of the independent troupe Stand Up for Whaaa?.

When not in the improv world, he is an professional coach and organizational development consultant, but even there using improv theory and techniques tends to blend in with his work—so, yeah, I guess he is really in to this stuff. And Cuban coffee.

His dog Cesar still has no idea why Raymond ever leaves home, especially now that treats are delivered directly to their door.

Current Ensemble
Favorite Snack
Milky Way
Best Dance Move
TBD

Ray Simeon is originally from Miami, FL. His improv origin story was a choice between fighting fires or improv.

He began taking the Washington Improv Theater coursework in the summer of 2015. Shortly thereafter, he began working the sound and lighting booth because the prospect of being able to see free shows and play the music he wanted to hear was too good to pass up.

When not in the improv world, he is an professional coach and organizational development consultant, but even there using improv theory and techniques tends to blend in with his work—so, yeah, I guess he is really in to this stuff. And Cuban coffee.

Current Ensemble
Favorite Word
Indubitably
Favorite Historical Figure
Richard III