MARLON CAMPBELL

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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 HOPE, 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 Jackson. 
   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 Marlon Campbell with Lighting Technician Shoa Bean at the Ruth Seaton James Center for the Performing ArtsExecutive 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.
   In addition, Mr. Campbell has served as Property Master for several New Federal Theatre productions, including Christchild, Robert Johnson: 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 settings.
Marlon Campbell with brilliant student Chris Hickey at Bermuda's CedarBridge Academy   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 Center.

    Mr. Campbell is a happily married father, living in the wilds of Queens Village, New York. His hobbies include cooking, gardening, temporal mechanics, and mystery fiction.

 

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