About Ron Campbell




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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.

An Associate Artist at the California Shakespeare Theatre, 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.

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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. He has played many roles.  Richard the Third, Don Quixote, Sherlock Holmes, Iago, Shylock and Cyrano de Bergerac are among his favorites.

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A drop in workshop led by Ron Campbell  is at Soar Feat Studios is starting up again soon. Contact: soarfeat@gmail.com

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The Tarot of Why, an original 78 card Tarot deck by R. Campbell is now available at TarotofWhy.com

Ron will be playing over 50 characters in The 39 Steps at TheatreWorks in Mountainview opening August 21st. Details here.

Dunk, a short film written, directed and starring Ron Campbell has completed principal photography. Release date soon to be announced.

Dunk. On a dark and stormy night on the southern edge of the United States of America, a clown walks in to a bar.

To read Dunk go here.

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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


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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 and Solo Performances, 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.

Read about Ron Campbell in American Theatre Magazine or read a profile of him in The San Francisco Chronicle.

GO SEE: Ron  playing Cabaret Funslinger "Eddie"   in  The Speakeasy in San Francisco.

Tickets here.

WATCH Ron read his poetry at the 2nd Sunday Poetry Reading Series at BrittMarie's here.

CHECK OUT:The Tarot of Why.

A complete 78 card tarot deck Ron created and designed is now on sale here.

GO SEE: Ron play over 50 characters in The 39 Steps at TheatreWorks at The Mountainview Center for the Arts opening August 21st. Details here.