Lee University’s Stacey Isom Campbell had her short play “Laundry at the Coin & Spin” accepted for a staged reading at Itinerant Theatre. The 10-minute play will be presented this spring in Lake Charles, La.
“I’m thrilled that it was chosen, because I’m really fond of the play,” said Professor Campbell, an associate professor of creative writing. “I feel close to the characters and the subject of the play.”
“Laundry at the Coin & Spin” is about two women who have a chance meeting in an Atlanta laundromat and, through the action of the play, deal with their fear over a mass shooting.
“When I saw the play staged in New York City, a mass shooting had just taken place, so the reality of that event resonated with the audience,” said Ms. Campbell. “With each new cast and audience, I am sure I will learn more about the play. I look forward to seeing it in Louisiana this spring because of the play’s setting in the South.”
“Laundry at the Coin & Spin” was accepted in Itinerant Theatre’s 4th annual 10-minute and short play staged readings series “The Play’s the Thing.” This year’s theme is “Women Leading.” Forty-five 10-minute plays were accepted for the spring series.
“They had over 800 entries, and I am so humbled to have been chosen,” said Professor Campbell.
Ms. Campbell’s work has been seen or won awards at The Barter Theatre, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, and L.A. First Stage, among others. A few of her plays include “Letters to John Lennon,” “Smokin’ Devils,” “When Mountains Move,” and “The Memory of Ice.”
Ms. Campbell joined Lee’s faculty in 2007 where she currently serves as an associate professor of creative writing. She earned a Master of Fine Arts from Old Dominion University, a Master of Fine Arts from Regent University, and her Bachelor of Arts from Lee.