Could Apphia Campbell’s journey to the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland be the next stop before a version of her play Black Is the Color of My Voice, an homage to the legacy of singer Nina Simone, finally gets a film adaptation?

The best way to find out is to first help her get over the hurdle of getting to Edinburgh, via her current fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.

S&A first told readers about Campbell’s one-woman show Black Is the Color of My Voice almost 1 year ago, while it was playing in Shanghai, China.


Shanghai-based theater company Play The Spotlight (PTS) produced the show, loosely based on the life of Simone.  American actress Campbell, the show’s writer, stars as Mena Bordeaux, an “aspiring musical talent”, who shares her tale of “setbacks grounded in racial inequality, experiences with domestic violence, the passion she put into the civil rights movement, and ultimately, the alienation from her family”.  Black Is The Color Of My Voice was directed by Arran Hawkins and produced by M.M. Plumm.

Now, after successful runs, including multiple sold-out shows, in Shanghai and New York, Campbell is respectfully seeking assistance in getting her project to the next level.  Check out her pitch below . . .