KC also currently works with:
Tears of Joy Theatre
Grace Art Institute
Northwest Children's Theatre
Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch
Kelly Campbell declared at a young age “I want to be a puppet!” When she realized there were actually people who operated the puppets, she agreed “I guess I could be a puppeteer instead.”
Kelly received a BA in Theatre and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University. She studied puppetry with San Francisco’s Lunatique Fantastique, and joined Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre in 2009.
Kelly launched KCPuppetree, in 2013, with a dream to produce and create original puppet plays out of re-used objects. KCPuppetree shows have toured throughout Washington and Oregon, visiting libraries, schools, Festivals and street fairs.
Kelly Campbell currently teaches in-school residencies, workshops and summer camps with Tears of Joy Theatre. During the summer, KC regularly teaches theatre and is a resident Story-teller at Grace Arts Camp. In 2014, KC joined fellow Grace Arts Camp artists to design and lead a week-long art camp experience for children in Peru.
Kelly Campbell is also a trained Teaching Artist, advocate and mentor. She began working with children while in high school, volunteering at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Southern California. This passion then led to a 4 year internship (and eventual job) with United Against Sexual Assault of Sonoma County, leading workshops to students in grades Kindergarten through College in Child Abuse Prevention and Teen Sexual Assault and Safe Relationships. Kelly also trained in Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre, leading workshops for children and adults with Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Recent collaborators include Robert Randall (Trashanalia, TrashMan and the Noise Band) and Summer Olsson (TrashMan and the Noise Band)