Bio

Stacey Isom Campbell received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University, where she was the recipient of a teaching assistantship, as well as the David Scott Sutelan Memorial AwardA few of her plays include Letters to John Lennon, Touching Aurora, Smokin’ Devils, California Dreamin’, On the 8’s, Dough & Cookies, and The Memory of Ice.  Her work has been seen or won awards at The Barter Theatre, the Playwright’s Theater (Dallas), Pittsburgh New Works Festival, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, L.A. First Stage, Third Course: Theatre (Austin), EstroGenius Xtended (Manhattan Theatre Source), Red Clay Theatre, and others.  She is also a Fellow of The Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.

 

Production History

Plays

The Memory of Ice (a full-length play)

Lee University’s Writer’s Festival, Workshop Production, directed by Lisa Neely, 2015

On the 8’s (a full-length play)

The Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Play Lab Series, Staged Reading, directed by Becky Key Boesen, 2012

Third Course: Theatre, Staged Reading, Austin, TX, directed by Lisa Neely, 2011

The O’Neill Center’s National Playwright’s Conference, Semi-Finalist, 2011

Lee University’s Writer’s Festival, Workshop Production, directed by Lisa Neely, 2010                             

California Dreamin’ (a fifteen-minute play)

EstroGenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC, Finalist, 2012

EstroGenius Xtended, Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC, Staged Reading, directed by Lisa Neely, 2012

Third Course: Theatre, Production, Atlanta, GA, directed by Lisa Neely, 2010

Third Course: Theatre, Production, Austin, TX, directed by Lisa Neely, 2010

Dough & Cookies (a full-length play)
Third Course: Theatre, Staged Reading, Austin, TX, directed by Lisa Neely, 2014

Lee University’s Writer’s Festival, Staged Reading, Cleveland, TN, directed by Lisa Neely, 2012

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation for the Creative Arts Fellowship and Lee University grant, 2010

Beneath Black Rapids Glacier (a full-length play)

New Play Reading Series, Lee University Theatre, 2009 

A Proportional Response (a one-act play)

Published, The Tusculum Review, 2009

First Stage LA’s Playwright’s Express, Staged Reading, directed by John McDonald, 2008

First Stage LA’s One-Act Contest, Honorable Mention, 2008

Lee University’s Writer’s Series, Staged Reading, directed by Jose Zayas, 2008

Voices & Violence: A Series of Documentary Monologues (a full-length play)

University of North Carolina Asheville, ACA-UNCA Symposium, Staged Reading, 2009

Lee University, Staged Reading, Project funded by an Appalachian Colleges Association/Mellon Grant, a collaborative work with undergraduate students, 2009 and 2010

Smokin’ Devils (a full-length play)                                                

Reverie Productions, Next Generation Contest, Semifinalist, 2009

Playwright’s Theater, Plays for the 21st Century, 2nd Place, Dallas, TX, 2008

Red Clay Theatre Company, Workshop Production, Cleveland, TN, directed by Lisa Neely, 2006

Published excerpt, Lee Review, 2006

Barter Theatre, Festival of Plays & Playwrights, Abington, VA, Staged Reading, 2005                 

Chattanooga Theatre Center’s Festival of New Plays, Honorable Mention, 2005

Touching Aurora (a one-act play)

Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Production, directed by Jay Brechenridge, 2006

The Heritage Players, Production, directed by Jay Brechenridge, 2006

Old Dominion University’s Stables Theatre, Staged Reading, Norfolk, VA, 2003

Letters to John Lennon (a full-length play)

Old Dominion University’s Stables Theatre, Staged Reading, Norfolk, VA, dir. by Jose Zayas, 2004

Nomination, Portfolio Award for Best Writer of a New Play, 2004

SCREENPLAYS

Out of Egypt, Mississippi (a feature-length film)

Ravenous Blue (a feature-length film)

Regent University’s Attic Theatre, public reading of MFA thesis screenplay, 2000

The Director’s Chair (a short film) Regent University, produced by Andrew Swift, 2000

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Finalist, EstroGenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC, 2012

Selection, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Play Lab Series, 2012

Semi-finalist, The O’Neill Center’s National Playwright’s Conference, 2011

Residency, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, May-Aug. 2010

Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Dec. 2009

Semi-finalist, Reverie Productions Next Generation Contest, 2009

Semi-finalist, Drury University’s One-Act Play Festival, 2009

Second Place, Playwright’s Theater, Plays for the 21st Century, Dallas, TX, 2008

Honorable Mention, First Stage LA’s One Act Contest, 2008

Residency, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA, Mar. 2007

Selection, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, 2006

Selection, Barter Theatre, Festival of Plays & Playwrights, Abington, VA, 2005

Honorable Mention, Chattanooga Theatre Center’s New Play Contest, 2005

Nomination, Portfolio Award for Best Writer of a New Play, 2004

David Scott Sutelan Award for Excellence in the English Department, O.D.U., 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Old Dominion University, Fall 2003-Fall 2004