National Tour. 2018. Here are the details and how you can get involved:
After a smash debut at this year's KC Fringe Festival, Jamie Campbell's moving solo show The Devil on the Wall or, That Time I Got Kidnapped is embarking on a national tour that will pair the show with the Take The Power Back storytelling workshop. To bring the show to your venue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is a venue that should know about this, please share this page with them or send a message putting them in touch with us.
About The Devil on the Wall or, That Time I Got Kidnapped:
Do not miss the show that came out of nowhere and took this year's KC Fringe Festival by storm The Devil on the Wall or, That Time I Got Kidnapped is a one-man emotional powder-keg! Critically-acclaimed comedian Jamie Campbell takes the audience through the time he was kidnapped as a child in this solo performance that is part comedy, part storytelling, and 100% true.
Here is what critics and audiences are saying about the show:
"Best of Fringe" - 2017 KC Fringe Festival
"5 Stars!" - Bob Evans, KC Applauds
“... the absolute BEST performance I’ve seen at the Fringe...so good, I’m seeing it twice.” - Tracy Thomas
“... a wizard at mining gold out of the dark. “ - Nan Turner
“A truly moving piece. It was raw and real and hilarious and heartbreaking.” - Meghann Deveroux
“His performance is powerful. I was laughing hysterically one minute, then caught up with the rest of the audience in one of those silences that owns you.” - Jamie Mayo“
Powerful and affecting. . . a roller coaster of emotion and experience. Worth seeing, worth talking about, worth taking as inspiration to make a difference in the world.” - Laura Packer
“...funny, touching, enraging, and magnificent to watch.” - Tina Anderman Morrison
About Jamie Campbell
Currently based out of the Midwest, Jamie Campbell is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. His debut stand-up album, Tell Me You’re Proud of Me, debuted at #1 on Amazon’s comedy charts. A favorite on the festival circuit, Campbell was specially-selected by the sister of the late Andy Kaufman to perform in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival. In Chicago, where he began his career, he was named the city’s “Best Stand-Up Comedian” by The Chicago Reader.
His film and television work includes appearances on NBC's Chicago Fire and Pop TV's Hollywood Darlings, and a stand-out performance in the indie feature Sex Ain't Love. He has shared the stage or worked on projects with countless legendary names in comedy and entertainment, including Hannibal Buress, Cameron Esposito, Oscar Isaac, TJ Miller, Scott Adsit, Ty Burrell, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Alicia Keys, and Dana Carvey.
In addition to performing, Jamie has spent the past decade teaching improvisation, stand-up, and storytelling to a wide array of students, including at-risk youth, disabled adults, Fortune 500 executives, incarcerated inmates, and victims of abuse. He currently serves on the faculty of The KC Improv Company and Comedy City.
About Take The Power Back
Jamie Campbell has learned first-hand how telling your own harrowing story can be helpful, for both storyteller and audience. After seeing the affect his story had, he created Take The Power Back - a workshop and performance designed to help individuals tell their stories of trauma in a way that allows them to take the power back.
Jamie doesn't believe that "broken" and "damaged" are words that should be used to describe humans. Telling our own stories allows us to move past those moments - out of the silence, away from the shame. The workshop fosters a group where those who have been through traumatic incidents are not alone in taking a microphone and sharing their past.
The course is designed for anyone who has a story to share - from professional performers to those who have never spoken in public. It fosters a safe environment where it is okay to laugh, okay to cry, okay to be you.
Take The Power Back is adaptable to be done as a one-day intensive or a residency of up to 4 weeks. The length of the program depends on the venue and demand, and will pair with a single performance or a multi-show run of his crtically-acclaimed show, The Devil on the Wall or, That Time I Got Kidnapped. For each student that pays full tuition for the program, another student who cannot afford the class will be awarded a full scholarship. The program seeks to team with local organizations that help at-risk youth or abuse victims and allow them to tell their story, with half of the proceeds of the student show going to those groups.
BRING THE TOUR TO YOUR CITY
Jamie Campbell believes his story needs to be told and will bring this tour anywhere that will have him (within reason). No venue is too large or too small, and he can work within most budgets. For pricing and details, email email@example.com.