Apphia Campbell is originally from United States, and graduated from Florida International University with a BFA in theatre performance.
In 2013 she wrote her critically acclaimed piece, ‘Black Is The Color Of My Voice’ and opened in Shanghai to rave reviews before performing at the Edinburgh selling out in prestigious houses such as St. James Theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall, and
Oxford Playhouse. Festival Fringe in 2014 where it sold out and has been touring the UK;
In 2017, her new show with Meredith Yarbrough, ‘Woke’, was presented as part of the Made In Scotland Showcase, won a Scotsman Fringe First, a Highly Commended award from Amnesty International, and was shortlisted for The
Filipa Bragança Award and Scottish Art Club Theatre Award.
In 2018, she continued to tour Woke and was featured in the guardians 50 shows to see at the fringe and Vogue’s 5 shows not to miss in 2018 fringe. In 2018, she also became a member of the BBC writersroom .
In 2019, she made her west end debut with Black Is The Color Of My Voice which had rave reviews and a sold-out run. She also had a London premiere of
Woke at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre.
In 2019, she appeared in BBC The Novels that shaped the world for the
Handmaids tale segment. She also appears in an episode of Urban Myths: Orson Welles later this year.
In 2019, she received her first commission from the BBC for a children’s story, called Zachary The Zebroid which aired in February 2020. She also wrote for
Birdie’s Dilemma for Scenes for Survival which premeired on BBC in collaboration with NTS Scotland.
Recent Credits: The Last Bordello (David Leddy, Director) Woke (Caitlin Skinner, Director), Black Is The Color Of My Voice (Arran Hawkins, Director),
The Color Purple (James Harkness, Director), Soul Sessions ( Cabaret)