Stage Plays

I write plays for all ages. They've been performed in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Illinois, New York, and South Dakota. "Failing Hands" was one of three winners of Storybook Theatre's National New TYA Play Competition and I have received grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. 

This page is still under construction. More plays and play information to come.

I also have a profile on the

New Play Exchange

"Campbell’s humorous romp refreshes audiences with the optimistic truth that people (and aliens) will respond well to kindness... fantastic." 

— Janna Lyhus, The DePaulia

on Universal Language

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Flood Control

One-act drama, 2 performers

On the eve of his fortieth birthday, lonely Ray stands on a bridge over a swollen river, building up the nerve to end his life. He’s interrupted by Gina, a highly-organized woman who has come to kill herself simply because she has nothing else left to do.
 

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Universal Language

One-act sci-fi comedy, 5 performers


When low-level staff at an interstellar supply station find themselves on the frontlines of alien contact, workplace dissatisfaction could lead to an inter-species incident.

A silly science fiction play about (mis)communication.

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A Place in the World

One-act, 3M/3W

In a future where aging has slowed and a child can only be born after a space opens up for them, Ira's plan for a low-key move into middle age is ruined by family members who have other plans for her 100th birthday party.

Marks of Birth

One-act, 2W

With less than an hour until a gaggle of teenagers arrive for a backyard barbecue, mother Lorraine and daughter Sasha have very different ideas about what makes for a great eighteenth birthday party. Sasha’s almost willing to compromise, until Lorraine reveals her plan to dig up the past....

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All the Light-Hearted Souls

10+ minutes, 2M

After an unfortunate encounter with some woodworking machinery, Alex finds himself on the threshold between life and death, challenged to justify his detached and carefree ways.

One-Minute Plays 

Sixty-second plays. Written and performed for the Gone in Sixty Seconds (Gi60) Festival.

 

  • Saving Spike (comedy, 3 performers)

  • Third Date, Legs of Eight (drama, 2 performers)

  • No Comment (social commentary, 2 performers)

Sam Shifts Gears

Short monologue, 1 performer

In the near future, a car dealer struggles to keep up with changing attitudes towards self-driving cars.

 

A story told through commercials, written to be spread throughout a short play festival.