Professional Arts Profile – Ralph Campbell
The spotlight is on the current Director of the National Theatre Arts Company as the team prepares for a public performance of “Berlin on a Donkey.”
Ralph Campbell is a practicing artist in the fields of acting, drama and community theatre Development. He appeared as Inspector Barrow in the command performance production of “Dance Meh Lover” at the National Academy for the Performing Arts. He remains committed to the pursuit of professional renewal and enrichment through performance, studio work, theatre studies, historical research, tutoring and training in Dramatic Arts.
Trained as an Actor at New York University (Tisch) School of the Arts (1969/72); he is a founding member of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, directed by Nobel Laureate, Derek Walcott. Mr. Campbell is a pioneer actor with the St Georges College Drama Society under Sam Thornhill; the Morvant Literary and Cultural Group, St George West Arts Festival champions, Christmas Pantomime with Dagmar Butt, Strolling Players with Freddie Kissoon, 1964 Dimanche Gras-Whistling Charlie, directed by Errol Hill and Batai 65, the 1965 Dimanche Gras show directed by Derek Walcott.
Ralph Campbell, a trained school teacher is also a published writer; an author of plays, essays, theatre criticism and a book of poetry. He has taught drama in New York and Toronto, where he developed Caribbean Community Theatre. He was a Tutor in Acting at UWI Creative Arts Centre, St Augustine.