Max Raymond

Based in New York City

He / Him / His • Member Since 2018

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My Story

Max Raymond (he/him) is a gay trans man, DGF and Chain Theatre grant-winning writer, actor, educator, theatre administrator, and creative strategist living in NYC. He holds a B.A. in Communication Media, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Vocal Performance from NC State University, and has worked with theatre companies throughout North Carolina and New York. Most recently, Max originated the role of Archie Andrews in the World Premiere of "Archie’s Weird Parody," a new musical by Neil Klein. He is the recipient of a 2022-2023 Echoes Playwriting Fellowship through Primary Stages, a member of The PlayGround Experiment’s Literary Advisory Council, and an ensemble member of the NYC- and Chicago-based Social Justice Improv Project. He teaches vocal performance, piano, and music theory to students of all ages, with a special focus on TGNC students, as a freelance private instructor, and is also available for hire as a freelance gender consultant and trans literacy trainer. He recently performed in three short films: "Possessive Nature," directed by Rachael Silberman, "Capricious Company" and "The Hat Box," both written and directed by A.J. Ogilvie. As an actor, recent projects also include "Frailty, Thy Name," an adaptation of Hamlet, for the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, in which he played a nonbinary Hamlet, and Burning Coal Theatre Company’s annual New Play Festival, KidsWrite. More at and on Instagram @lovecorecowboy.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.


Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

Male | Trans Man

iRacial identity is the qualitative meaning one ascribes to one’s racial group, whereas ethnic identity is a concept that refers to one’s sense of self as a member of an ethnic group. At their core, both constructs reflect an individual’s sense of self as a member of a group; however, racial identity integrates the impact of race and related factors, while ethnic identity is focused on ethnic and cultural factors. We celebrate our Keys’ intersectionality and understand that creating one’s racial/ethnic identity is a fluid and nonlinear process that varies for every person. Many folks will identify with more than one background while others will identify with a single group more broadly.



Writer, Actor, Director, Educator, Theatre Administrator, Creative Strategist

Available for Gender Consulting

Yes, I'm available to provide paid gender consulting services for productions. Learn more about Ring of Keys gender consultants here.

Vocal Range


Dance Experience

Modern, Clogging, Ballet

Unions & Affiliations




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