Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Marlon Campbell is a prolific Multi-Media
Designer and Technical Director, working primarily in New York City. His
precise, deliberate, and imaginative style is applied to Theatrical
Production, Video and Graphic Design, as well as Internet Communications. His work can
be seen in logos, posters, stationary, CD covers, web sites, videos,
stage shows, and publicity materials for a variety of artists,
entrepreneurs, and organizations. His clients have included Project
New York University, Tokyo's Broadway Musical Academy, The Equinox
Group, and International Creative Marketing (ICM), as well as performers
such as the late Harold Melvin of the Blue Notes, Patti LaBelle, Expose,
KRS-One, Troop, Ray, Goodman, and Brown, Naughty by Nature, and Janet
Mr. Campbell is the Editor-in-Chief of Street Ethics, the
award-winning Internet-based news
and features publication. He has also created web presences for Queen Afua, My
Happy Store, Shaw Literary Group, the International African Arts
Festival, and the Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans, and many others.
Mr. Campbell has also served as Stage Manager for numerous
productions. These range from New York's Harlem Week Celebration, the
Asian-American Dance Festival, and the Madison Avenue Street Fair, to
special ceremonies at New York City Hall and the United Nations.
On Her Majesty's Service, he served as Technical Coordinator
of the Ruth Seaton James Center for the Performing Arts, in Devonshire,
Bermuda. While in that position, he also sat on a Ministry of Education
panel charged with developing a new School for the Arts on the island.
Previously, he has served as the Technical Coordinator of Aaron Davis
Hall, at the City College of New York, and is the
Executive Director of
the Theatre of the Living Word, a community-based dramatic troupe.
He served as the Production Manager and Technical Director of Vy Higginsen's
Mama, I Want to Sing!, and its many sequels. For more than a decade,
he oversaw performances worldwide, at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Madison
Square Garden, Union Square Theatre, Washington's Warner Theater,
Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Louisville, Kentucky's Whitney Center, Der
Weiner Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria, as well as tours of Germany,
Switzerland, and Japan.
Mr. Campbell has served as Property Master for several
Federal Theatre productions, including Christchild,
Trick the Devil, Checkmates, and Bessie Speaks!, as well as the National
Black Touring Circuit's Brother Malcolm X, at Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture. He also provided props for the Roberto Stivanello productions of the operas
Pagliacci, Suor Angelica, Madama Butterfly, and La Boheme, as well as the thriller
Wait Until Dark, for the Harlem Theatre Company.
He designed the sets and special properties for the world premieres
of Amiri Baraka's Primitive World (a post-apocalyptic, anti-nuclear jazz
musical), David Short's Gutterman, Douglas Nathaniel Williams' Coralfish
Island, and Monroe Dornbusch's Miss Everlasting Joy. His props have also
appeared in live productions at The American Museum of Natural History,
the Lamb's Theatre, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Black Spectrum Theatre,
the Billie Holliday Theatre, and in London's West End. Mr. Campbell dressed the sets for the films
Let's Get Busy, Black Utopia, and A Warning from the Ancestors, and
propped music videos for rap artists such as Doug E. Fresh and Ice-T. He
is known for his design of elaborate imaginary or real mechanical
devices, as well as his faithful and resourceful renderings of period
Marlon was the Lighting Designer for the Off-Broadway productions Gospel
Is, and The Children's Legacy, and has installed and/or operated
lighting systems at Bronx Community College, Roy Wilkins Center, St.
Paul's Community Baptist Church, Ansche Chesed, Tokyo's NHK Studios, and
the New York Reggae Music Festival.
He formulated the curricula and served as Instructor for courses in
Theatrical Production, taught at the South Orange Middle School, in New
Jersey, and at Long Island City's LaGuardia Community College, for the
City University Research Foundation. He is also an instructor in
Computer Science and HTML for the Saint Albans Multipurpose Community