Campbell’s Plays Receive Staged Readings

Friday, September 29, 2017 - by Ashley Walker, Lee University
Stacey Isom Campbell
Stacey Isom Campbell

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

Professor Campbell’s play, “Dough & Cookies,” was selected for The Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays & Playwrights in Abingdon, Va., 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 from the Department of Defense. What begins as an accident turns into a seven-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. 

On the same day, Ms. 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. 

Professor 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 Ms. 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. 

Professor Campbell earned a Master of Fine Arts 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 her work, visit stacey-isom-campbell.squarespace.com.


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