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Campbell’s Plays Receive Staged Readings



By Ashley Walker

Lee University’s Stacey Isom Campbell, associate professor of creative writing, recently had two plays receive staged readings.

Campbell’s play, “Dough & Cookies,” was selected for The Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays & Playwrights on August 24 in Abingdon, Virginia, and received a staged reading there. In the play, Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, use a loophole to steal 20.5 million dollars from the Department of Defense. What begins as an accident turns into a seven-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify.

Campbell's Plays are Read
Stacey Isom Campbell


On the same day, Campbell’s 10-minute play, “Laundry at the Coin & Spin,” was an official selection at the Rockford New Play Festival and received a staged reading that was streamed live on Facebook. In the play, Oleta’s routine at a Georgia laundromat is disrupted when a young woman seeks refuge from her tour group.

Campbell is a fellow of the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. She is also a recipient of the David Scott Sutelan Memorial Award.

An accomplished playwright, some of Campbell’s plays include “Letters to John Lennon,” “Touching Aurora,” “Smokin’ Devils,” “California Dreamin’,” “On the 8’s,” and more. Her work has been seen or won awards at The Barter Theatre, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, and L.A. First Stage, among others.

Campbell earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in script and screenwriting from Regent University and an MFA in creative writing from Old Dominion University, where she was the recipient of a teaching assistantship.

To read more of Campbell’s work, visit SquareSpace.
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