Alumni Spotlight: Apphia Campbell ’06

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Apphia Campbell is a trained singer and actress from the United States. She has been performing since the age of four, when she decided that she wanted to be a performer professionally. She attended Florida International University, where she graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance and a minor in Political Science.  While in school, she steadfastly pursued singing and theatre. Campbell was a founding member of a theatre company called “Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe,” which has been in existence now for 10 years and has won several awards for performance in Sarasota, Florida.

She moved to New York after graduation, where she performed in regional theatres and off-Broadway houses singing, dancing, and acting. In 2009, she moved to Shanghai, China where she has been singing blues, jazz, and pop in venues such as Cotton Club, Park Hyatt, Brick, and Le Meridian Hotel.  She wrote and produced a Christmas show called “Josephina’s Holiday,” a modern day Motown Christmas story. She also performed with Blue Lane Theatre group as Inez in “No Exit,” for which she received several great reviews.

“Black is the Color of my Voice” is the third play Campbell has written, and the one she feels most passionate about.  It opened in Shanghai in May 2013 and performed eight sold out shows. She then took it to New York for the Midtown International Theatre Festival, where it was also received to great acclaim.

Campbell lives for performance, and firmly believes that pursuing one’s passion is a way of appreciating the gifts you have been given. To read more about Campbell, please visit her artist page.

Apphia Campbell


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