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Marilyn Campbell Biography

 
Bio:
MARILYN CAMPBELL is a published playwright, award-winning actress, independent producer, co-founder (w/Michael Halberstam) of the Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, IL, and Board Member and Artistic Associate of the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, Illinois. Her co-adaptation (w/Curt Columbus) of Crime ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MARILYN CAMPBELL is a published playwright, award-winning actress, independent producer, co-founder (w/Michael Halberstam) of the Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, IL, and Board Member and Artistic Associate of the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, Illinois. Her co-adaptation (w/Curt Columbus) of Crime ... (read complete bio)

MARILYN CAMPBELL is a published playwright, award-winning actress, independent producer, co-founder (w/Michael Halberstam) of the Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, IL, and Board Member and Artistic Associate of the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, Illinois. Her co-adaptation (w/Curt Columbus) of Crime and Punishment garnered a 2003 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Award, a 2009 L.A. Backstage Garland Award and a 2009 nomination from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, for “Best New Adaptation.” Crime and Punishment has been performed in over 40 theaters across the U.S including, Writers’ Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Festival (Top Pick-2005 Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays), Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, 59E59th Street Theater, Berkeley Rep, Indiana Rep, Intiman, Arden, Round House, Actors Co-op, PICT, Actors Theater of Louisville, Repertory Theater of St. Louis and in 2011, Hawaii Rep, Chester Theater Co., American Players Theater and Center Stage (dir. by Jason Loweth). Campbell’s other full-length plays include the award-winning My Own Stranger, a co-adaptation (w/Linda Laundra) based on the writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton; The Beats, based on the writings of the 1950s beat poets (which Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times called “rousing, thought-provoking, and verbally brilliant”); and The Gospel According to Mark Twain, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland. Campbell is currently writing a new play, commissioned by Writers’ Theatre and based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, entitled The Monster’s Lullaby. In addition to playwriting, she is the host of a radio show called The Feminist Lens which airs on WFMT Chicago. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Assoc. and the Dramatist Guild of America. For more, please visit www.marilynRcampbell.com.