Currently, Amber is a collaborator with the first ensemble company in residence, C.O.W.- Children of the Wild, under the direction of Walken Schweigert, at the Farm Center for the Development of Living Culture at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA. At the Farm, Amber volunteered, physically trained, developed her artistic practice with the mentorship of the Double Edge Theatre company, and she also researched her performance dissertation as part of the completion of her MA in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins, UK.
Amber began training with DET in the summer intensive of 2013 followed by a full summer immersion in 2014. Preferring nature, community, and collective development based on autonomy over institutionalized consumption and the colonization of imagination, Amber continues to remain focused on her development as an emerging artist in Ashfield, MA where Double Edge Theatre is located. The Farm Center represents an innovative approach to training within the arts, where international dialogue takes place, and diverse artists arrive together to generate new work. Here she has fostered a respect for the role of the teaching artist in our communities.
Amber is a Performance Art graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC, recipient of a full Merit scholarship. While at AMDA, Amber performed a culmination of her vocal practice at the Voice Production and Speech final presentations, was awarded excellence in unarmed combat, and requested to perform in an honorary evening dedicated to the late Tennessee Williams. Amber also has a BFA in Theatre Performance, magna cum laude from Kean University Union, NJ and a recipient of the Adelaide Anna Maria Kornau Endowed Scholarship in Theatre. While at Kean, amber received the first alternate Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, became inducted into the National Theatre Honor Society, and was awarded the Student Director’s Award for her direction of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis at Kean’s Second Stage yearly performance series.
Photographs Courtesy of various Double Edge Theatre Photographers.
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