KC also currently works with:
Portland Water Bureau
Tears of Joy Theatre
Grace Art Institute
Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch
What teachers and presenters are saying about Kelly Campbell:
"We would like to have you come do your thang with our kiddos again this year. Why? Cuz you da best!!!! " - Rick Barde, 3rd Grade Teacher, Bridlemile
"Kelly is wonderful! She connects well with the students and she creates a space where they can accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. She is flexible in working with multiple teachers / classrooms. She is clearly passionate about her work and professional at the same time." - 1st Grade Teacher, Ainsworth Elementary
"She has great energy and is passionate about the art of puppets! Bringing the puppet to life with voice and movement was fun but letting the kids create their own was inspiring!"
- 1st grade teacher, Willamette Primary
Kelly Campbell (KCPuppetree) is a nationally-recognized puppeteer and performer, known for presenting exemplary environmental education through the art of puppetry. Kelly has trained in theatre her entire life and has a deep love for art, the environment, and the magical world around us!
Since a young age, Kelly has had a passion for theatre and the puppet arts, and trained in puppetry with Lunatique Fantasique (San Francisco, CA), Joy Puppet Theatre (Portland, OR), and The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center (Waterford, CT).
As a company member of Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre for 8 years, Kelly toured with several productions throughout the Pacific Northwest and taught week-long puppet-making residencies in Portland area schools. Harnessing her deep love of puppetry, Kelly has attended the Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Conference multiple times; performed at The Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA); led puppetry workshops at Atlanta's DragonCon; regularly collaborates with puppeteer peers around the country; and is an active member of The Puppetry Guild of Portland and Puppeteers of America.
Since it's creation in 2013, KCPuppetree has produced numerous successful puppet shows, and has toured throughout CA, OR, WA, MT, SD, ND, and MINN. With Environmental stewardship as a central focus of most productions, KCPuppetree contracted with the Portland Bureau to present Water Conservation puppet show assemblies to Portland Elementary students.
Kelly continues to offer week-long puppet-making and performance residencies through Young Audiences and the Columbia Gorge Institute of Arts.