International theatre artist, writer, painter, martial artist, sailor and Cirque du Soleil clown,
In a career that has spanned twelve countries on four continents, Ron Campbell continues to perform, train, teach and make art in distinguished venues across the globe.
An expert equestrian, sailboat owner, published poet and 4th Dan in Iaido, Ron Campbell is the founder and CEO of
Ron Campbell has done everything from playing the lead clown in Cirque du Soleil's Kooza, creating chef Cecil B. DeGrille for Teatro Zinzanni to playing R. Buckminster Fuller in The History and Mystery of the Universe. He played 38 characters in The Thousandth Night, 28 characters in A Tale of Two Cities and 18 characters in The Dybbuk. Equally comfortable as an actor or a clown, He has been the Ringleader of the Lone Star Circus, Richard the Third, Don Quixote, Sherlock Holmes, Iago, Shylock, Cyrano de Bergerac and many others.
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With more than 150 productions to his credit, Campbell has received some of the most coveted theatre awards including The London Fringe One Man Show of the Year and both The Los Angeles and Bay Area Critic’s Circle Awards for Lead, Supporting and Solo Performances, Theatre Bay Area Best Principal Performance, The Helen Hayes Award, The Jeff Award , 4 Backstage West Garland Awards, 15 Dramalogue Awards and The Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement.
Ron has performed in many venues across the globe including The Royal Albert Hall, (London) The Fuji Dome, (Tokyo) The Habima and The Rebecca Crown (Israel) The ancient Theatres of Epidarus and Hydra (Greece) The Mark Taper Forum, The Los Angeles Theatre Center (Los Angeles) The American Conservatory Theatre, The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Teatro Zinzanni , The Aurora Theatre, TheatreWorks (San Francisco) The Mercury Theatre, (Chicago) The Huntington Theatre, (Boston) The Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Intiman Theatre, (Seattle) The Metro Stage, (Washinton D.C.) and The Old Globe and the Old Red Lion in London.
Ron started it all working as a street performer in Europe, doing mime and clowning in places like Piazza San Marco in Venice, The Place de Georges Pompadiou in Paris, The Piazza Navona in Rome and The Plaza Major in Madrid. Having cut his teeth on the street, Campbell became a founding member of The Actor's Gang and Artistic Associate of The Los Angeles Theatre Center before becoming a mainstay at The Mark Taper Forum, Grove Shakespeare Festival, The California Shakespeare Theatre and touring the world in one of his many one man shows.
3 of the 25 characters Ron plays in The 39 Steps in the TheatreWorks production at the Mountain View Center for the Arts. Details here.
Ron Campbell's one man shows include R.Buckminster Fuller, The History (and Mystery) of the Universe, A Tale of Two Cities, The Thousandth Night, How To Fail, The Dybbuk, The Bone Man of Benares, Shylock and Beckett’s Eh Joe.
Mr. Campbell received The Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, training with various international companies in Greece, Italy and Japan with a emphasis on Mask Work while also touring with Cirque du Soleil playing the King of the Clowns in Kooza.
GO SEE: Ron play over 25 characters in The 39 Steps at TheatreWorks at The Mountainview Center for the Arts Details here.
CHECK OUT: The Tarot of Why.
A complete 78 card tarot deck Ron created and designed is now on sale here.
COMING SOON: Ron wrote, directed and stars in Dunk, coming to a film festival near you. See the Trailer here.
Scrutinies and Tangentia. Plays, poems and other places by Ron Campbell
Ron Played Eddie and Tom in The Speakeasy in San Francisco on and off for 3 years. The show finally closed this August. I'll miss those guys.
In Search of the Mask of Satori
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