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Mark Campbell

MARK CAMPBELL

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc  

Mark Campbell. PRODUCTIONS: New York Theatre Workshop (and 9 other cities around the country): Songs from an Unmade Bed; Wolf Trap Opera: Volpone (music by John Musto); New York Festival of Song: Bastianello/Lucrezia (music by Musto/William Bolcom); National Gallery of art/University of Maryland: Later the Same evening (music by Musto); Transport Group: the audience; American Place Theatre: Splendora (music by Stephen Hoffman); aWaRDS: First recipient of the Kleban Foundation award for Lyricist, 2 Richard Rodgers awards from the American academy of Arts and Letters, a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, 3 Drama Desk award nominations, Rockefeller Foundation award, Jonathan Larson Foundation award, Grammy nomination. ReCORDINGS: Songs from an Unmade Bed (Ghostlight Records), Volpone (Wolf Trap Recordings), Later the Same evening (albany Records), Bastianello/Lucrezia (Bridge Records). UPCOMING: Virginia Opera: Rappahannock County (music by Ricky Ian Gordon); Wolf Trap Opera: the Inspector (music by Musto); Glimmerglass Festival: Later the Same evening; Minnesota Opera: Silent Night (music by Kevin Puts).

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        And the Curtain Rises         Awakening         Broken Morning: Stories From the Death Row Factory         Chang And Eng         Letter To East 11th Street, A         Songs From An Unmade Bed         Splendora         Sweet Revenge Of Louisa Mae, The         Volpone



And the Curtain Rises

Synopsis:
and the Curtain Rises loosely re-imagines the theatrical bedlam surrounding the creation of the first American musical. Set in 1866, this classic backstage tale follows novice producer William Wheatley as he finds his production in shambles: bruised egos, secret plots, romance, some skimpy costumes, an uncompromising author, and a cast on the verge of revolt. all is complicated when a French ballet troupe is forced to seek refuge in his theatre after a fire erupts in an adjacent theatre. Rather than throw in the towel and count his losses, Wheatley decides to take control and turn lemons into lemonade. Filled with outrageous characters and rich melodies, and reveling in the chaos and camaraderie of the theatre, and the Curtain Rises is a lovely valentine to an unique American art form

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Music by Joseph Thalken . Lyrics by Mark Campbell . Book by Michael Slade

1st Produced:
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, Va.    17 Mar 2011

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Genre:
135 min musical comedy

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Male:  7            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Awakening

Synopsis:
Inspired by Kate Chopin's novel, the awakening. the play is about a desire for an eternal existence. Chopin appears as a character and watches her novel on stage as she writes it, lives in 1899 as well as ceaselessly, and is almost interchangeable with her own heroin, edna. She exists to live and die her own life, which had already happened in real time, but also to live edna's, as time rewinds and fast-forwards in fictional time. Throughout the play, the novel is both in the process of being written and already completed.

Notes:
by Chiori Miyagawa, Lyrics by Mark Campbell And music by Daniel Sonnenberg

1st Produced:
Performance Space 122    2000

Organisations:
Crossing Jamaica avenue

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Genre:
Play with Songs

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Broken Morning: Stories From the Death Row Factory

Synopsis:
Broken Morning is a fictional play based on interviews with men on death row at the Huntsville prison; a woman on death row in the Gatesville prison, TX. the play takes place in the sewing factory at the ellis One Unit of the prison where men awaiting execution go to work every weekday. Interwoven with their stories of violence, poverty and demons are the stories of people who surround the business of death row and the sorrow and hopes of the victims' families.

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written by Chiori Miyagawa. the play contains songs: lyrics by Mark Campbell And music by Daniel Sonnenberg.

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Crossing Jamaica avenue

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Genre:
Play with Songs

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 multi-racial actors play multiple roles

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Chang And Eng

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Music by Stephen Hoffman; lyrics by Mark Campbell; book by Burton Cohen. Based the play "Wedding of the Siamese Twins" by Burton Cohen

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Genre:
Musical

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Letter To East 11th Street, A

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Music by Martin Hennessey

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Genre:
Musical. - - AIDS, full length

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Songs From An Unmade Bed

Songs From An Unmade Bed
the experiences of a single gay man

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lyrics by Mark Campbell, music by Debra Barsha, Mark Bennett, Peter Foley, Jenny Giering, Peter Golub, Jake Heggie, Stephen Hoffman, Lance Horne, Gihieh Lee, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn, Chris Miller, Greg Pliska, Duncan Sheik, Jeffrey Stock, And Jose

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Original cast recording:Ghostlight (BOOOeHQ846) 2006

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Splendora

Synopsis:
the favorite pastime in Splendora, a small east Texas town, is gossip. People were still talking about outcast Timothy John Coldridge-who ran away fifteen years ago and was never heard from again-until Miss Jessica Gatewood came to town. the exotic and beautiful Miss Jessie, a lady of Victorian bearing and lofty literary ideals, was hired to run the county bookmobile. as if she wasn't enough to talk about on her own, she moved into the very house in which Timothy John once lived with his grandmother. Miss Jessie's refined ways and charismatic civic pride captivates the entire town, particularly Brother Leggett, but leaves Sue Ella Lightfoot slightly suspicious. When Miss Jessie and Leggett begin working together on the courthouse restoration project, inspiring others to make Splendora a better place to live, Sue Ella begins to figure out Jessie's secret. Paying a visit to the town's newest, most popular citizen, Sue Ella tells her that she knows Miss Jessica Gatewood is really Timothy John Coldridge, but Sue

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Book by Peter Webb, music by Stephen Hoffman, lyrics by Mark Campbell

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  2            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Sweet Revenge Of Louisa Mae, The

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Music by Stephen Hoffman; lyrics by Mark Campbell; book by Burton Cohen. Based on the thrillers by Louisa Mae Alcott

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Genre:
Musical

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Volpone

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libretto by Mark Campbell, music by John Musto

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Genre:
Musical

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