Songs From an Unmade Bed

Songs from an Unmade Bed is a theatrical song cycle for one performer and three musicians that explores the romantic life of a gay man living in the city. One lyricist and eighteen composers (one per song) combined to create a unique theatrical event that is funny, poignant and ultimately hopeful about love.


Debra Barsha – Mark Bennett – Peter Foley – Jenny Giering – Peter Golub – Jake Heggie – Lance Horne – Stephen Hoffman – Gihieh Lee – Steven Lutvak – Steve Marzullo – Brendan Milburn – Chris Miller – Greg Pliska – Duncan Sheik – Kim D. Sherman – Jeffrey Stock – Joseph Thalken


New York Theatre Workshop, 2005

Subsequent productions

  1. Nautilus Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2006
  2. New Works Collective and Know Theatres, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
  3. Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles, 2009
  4. Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando, FL, 2009
  5. Ringwald Theater, Ferndale, MI, 2009
  6. Theatre Three, Inc., Dallas, TX, 2010
  7. Provincetown Counter Productions. Provincetown, MA, 2010
  8. Judith Wright Centre for Performing Arts, Sunnybank Hills, Queensland, 2011
  9. Empire Theatre, Toowomba, Queensland, Australia, 2011
  10. Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2011
  11. Gaslight Theater,  St. Louis, 2011
  12. Teatro del Hotel NH, Mexico City, 2012
  13. The Little Musical Theatre Company, Washington, D.C. 2013
  14. Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide, South Australia, 2013
  15. Pride Films and Plays, Chicago, IL 2014
  16. New Helvetia Theatre, Sacramento, CA 2014
  17. Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA 2015
  18. Subculture, New York City 2015
  19. Gatherwool Theater, White River Junction, VT, 2016
  20. The Orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando FL, 2016
  21. Compulsion Dance & Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2017
  22. Macabre Theatre Ensemble, Ithaca, NY 2018
  23. Bourbon Baroque, Inc. Louisville, KY 2018
  24. Onyric Teatro Condal, Madrid 2019



Funny, light, sardonic, [Songs] depicts a familiar kind of New York gay life that’s seldom celebrated in this manner. There’s no big political agenda here, no coming-out statement or demand for equal time: just amusing observation with an understated acuity that gives this entertaining evening a little extra punch.
—The New York Times

Songs From an Unmade Bed might be one of the best hours not spent in bed. Mark Campbell’s lean style, sly point of view and overall sensibility are entirely his own.

Comical and moving…An amusing and entirely unsentimental tableau of single life in the city…Campbell’s lyrics are witty, imaginative and at times seemingly very personal.
—Associated Press

Songs From an Unmade Bed is really meant to be experienced. Though not sweeping and epic as some musicals or rugged and stuffy as some recitals, it is touching and delicate and that is something you don’t see everyday.
EDGE, Los Angeles

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Songs from an Unmade Bed


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