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Amber Kusching

Amber Kusching

Amber Kusching has been a reviewer for BWW since 2018.  She is a New Jersey- based playwright, director and theatre artist who is devoted to creating new, original works of theatre. Since graduating with her BA in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University in 2015, Amber’s original plays have been produced over twenty times in festivals throughout South Jersey, Philadelphia and NYC.
Amber has been featured at Philadelphia Fringe Festival and twice at the Jersey Fringe Festival with shows that expand the limitations of how modern theatre-goers interact with performances. Her shows have also been performed at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Davenport, The PIT Loft, The Chain Theatre, The Secret Theatre, The Ritz, and Venice Island Performing Arts Center. Amber is dedicated to creating theatre that generates unique audience experiences and that push the boundaries of contemporary storytelling.
Amber and her partner Tony also recently launched a digital theatre company, Virtually Possible Theatre Company, dedicated to producing new works and achieving artistic excellence through integration of modern technology into the performing arts.
Amber has written immersive and interactive plays, devised performances, short-form and-long form plays, and plays that make audiences question how we perceive theatre, each other, and society as a whole. Besides writing, Amber is an experienced theatre director, editor, actor, choreographer, producer and dramaturg. By day, Amber is an essential worker and at night her remaining time is dedicated to seeing shows, writing, and producing plays.




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BWW Review: Masquerade Theatre's GREAT EXPECTATIONS Exceeds Expectations PhotoMasquerade Theatre's GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Posted: Dec. 18, 2020


BWW Review: POE RE-DERANGED at The Eagle Theatre in Poe-sitively Spooky PhotoBWW Review: POE RE-DERANGED at The Eagle Theatre in Poe-sitively Spooky
Posted: Oct. 4, 2020


BWW Review: What a Piece of Work is FAT HAM at Wilma Theater PhotoBWW Review: What a Piece of Work is FAT HAM at Wilma Theater
Posted: May. 20, 2021


BWW Review: #TXTSHOW (ON THE INTERNET) at Philly Fringe is the Next Show You'll be Te PhotoBWW Review: #TXTSHOW (ON THE INTERNET) at Philly Fringe is the Next Show You'll be Texting About
Posted: Oct. 11, 2020


BWW Review: ZOO MOTEL at Theatre Exile is a Virtual Production to Check In and Check  PhotoBWW Review: ZOO MOTEL at Theatre Exile is a Virtual Production to Check In and Check Out
Posted: Apr. 8, 2021


BWW Interview: Ozzie Jones, Jared Chichester, Davon Johnson, And David Pica of PASS O PhotoBWW Interview: Ozzie Jones, Jared Chichester, Davon Johnson, And David Pica of PASS OVER at Theatre Exile And Theatre In The X
Posted: Jun. 24, 2021


BWW Interview & Review: Brian Sanders' DRAGONBUTTER Flies to the Top of Philly's List PhotoBWW Interview & Review: Brian Sanders' DRAGONBUTTER Flies to the Top of Philly's List of Must-See Theatre
Posted: Jul. 20, 2021


BWW Interview & Review: Brian Sanders' DRAGONBUTTER Flies to the Top of Philly's List of Must-See Theatre
July 20, 2021

Dragonbutter is a multi-sensory experience is an ambitious project set in an 8,000-square-foot warehouse located at 200 Spring Garden Street. Dragonbutter is spread out through multiple themed rooms where each room challenges players with mini-riddles, and dramatic physical performances, leading up to the finale, a final fight against the “Boss.”

BWW Interview: Ozzie Jones, Jared Chichester, Davon Johnson, And David Pica of PASS OVER at Theatre Exile And Theatre In The X
June 24, 2021

An interview with the director and cast of Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X’s production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over.

BWW Review: What a Piece of Work is FAT HAM at Wilma Theater
May 20, 2021

Wilma Theater’s Fat Ham is a witty take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet where the only death is the patriarchy.

BWW Review: ZOO MOTEL at Theatre Exile is a Virtual Production to Check In and Check Out
April 8, 2021

Theatre Exile invites you to check into Zoo Motel, a virtual odyssey that combines interactive live theater, gripping storytelling, cinematic illusions, and magic all in one creative hour of surprises.

BWW Review: Masquerade Theatre's GREAT EXPECTATIONS Exceeds Expectations
December 18, 2020

Interpreted for the stage by playwright Gale Childs Daly, the story for “Great Expectations” comes alive through vibrant performances of six actors in true troupe style. While the novel contains more than twenty characters, Daly brings the story to life with Pip, and five narrators who play multiple revolving parts.

BWW Review: #TXTSHOW (ON THE INTERNET) at Philly Fringe is the Next Show You'll be Texting About
October 11, 2020

#txtshow (on the internet) is a completely immersive multiscreen performance featuring a mysterious character named txt (pronounced a?oetexta??) who recites a script written anonymously in real-time by a live audience (on the internet).

BWW Review: POE RE-DERANGED at The Eagle Theatre in Poe-sitively Spooky
October 4, 2020

Pete Gambino's 'Poe Re-Deranged' at The Eagle Theatre is A show that audiences will be RAVEN about!

BWW Review: PROOF at MASQUERADE THEATRE Adds Up
May 24, 2020

Masquerade Theatre's production of Proof proves that the virtually impossible can be, well, virtually possible. Though Proof was the company's first production, The Masque has already proven to be a collective of flexible, committed and talented artists.

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT at the Eagle Theatre is 'Some Kinda Time'
November 20, 2019

Dogfight, currently playing at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ is a contemporary musical with book by Peter Duncan, and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dogfight is based on Nancy Savoca's 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.

BWW Feature: IS THE RITZ ON THE FRITZ? Ritz Theatre Company Seeks Funding to Keep the Doors Open
September 13, 2019

There is an old adage: the show must go on. And the shows have gone on at Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township, NJ for more than three decades now, and the historic theatre has become a staple to the Delaware Valley community. But, a recent post on the Ritz Theatre Company Facebook page has really gotten audiences in South Jersey wondering if the curtain might go down forever on the iconic theatre.

BWW Review: THE BREATH OF LIFE at South Camden Theatre Company is a Breath of Fresh Air
September 11, 2019

The Breath of Life is a humorous, honest, heart-wrenching two-hander drama about two women whose lives are intertwined by their love for the same man. Frances (played by Julie Ann Marra) was the dutiful wife of Martin. Madeleine (played by Stacy Skinner) was his not-so-dutiful mistress of 25 years. Now Martin has moved to America with a younger woman, so the two enemies meet face to face, to discuss their relationships with the elusive man whom they refuse to be defined by. Together, they explore the past, realizing they must learn to feel the a?oebreath of lifea?? again.

BWW Review: 10-MINUTE COMEDY PLAY FESTIVAL at RITZ THEATRE COMPANY Proves Comedy is the Best Medicine
June 3, 2019

It is often said that us artsy folk are perhaps not as quick at math as our non-theatrical brethren, but I have a simple equation: 14 plays divided by 2 performances minus elaborate production elements plus 3 judges equals an exciting weekend of theatre!

BWW Review: BIG FISH at Ritz Theatre Company Will CATCH Your Attention
May 8, 2019

Ritz' production of Big Fish is whimsical, funny and charming. It is emotional tapestry of sentiments that will leave you undoubtedly laughing, smiling, and sometimes teary-eyed. This father-son musical is relatable, teaching us to 'be the hero of your story' (make the most of life and create your own destiny). Big Fish is a family musical about the important role of stories in our lives, and will make you appreciate your own family's anecdotes.

BWW Review: AN INFINITE ACHE at South Camden Theatre Company is a Production Meant to Be
May 1, 2019

An Infinite Ache plays now through May 18th at The Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.southcamdentheatre.org

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Ritz Theatre Company is a 'Memory Play' that's Memorable
March 20, 2019

The Glass Menagerie is one of Tennessee Williams' most personal, popular and often-performed plays. The play takes place in St. Louis in the 1930s and revolves around the Wingfield family. Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is playing now through March 31st at Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township. For information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit ritztheatreco.org.

BWW Feature: FOR THE LOVE OF THEATRE! Valentine's Day Is On The Mainstage
February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day is this week. Some call it a 'Hallmark Holiday' and prefer to do something low key (or nothing at all), while others go all-out. No matter what your preference, or you typical V-Day go-to's, consider dropping the curtain on your Valentine's Day plans and maybe trading them in for a night at the theatre.

BWW Review: Pinter's BETRAYAL at Lantern Theater Company is Poignant and Profound
February 9, 2019

The heart wants what the heart wants, and so we tell each other - and ourselves - the lies needed to get it. Betrayal is a sophisticated drama and a devastatingly honest exploration of love, sex, marriage, and friendship. Told backwards from the end to the beginning, Harold Pinter's narrative masterpiece will move and astonish you.

BWW Review: THE BOYS NEXT DOOR at Bridge Players Theatre Company is Emotional, Heart-Warming and Hilarious
February 5, 2019

The Boys Next Door is a series of vignettes blending scenes from the residents' daily lives (where "little things" sometimes become both momentous and comic) with moments of great poignancy, reminding us that those with disabilities are like everyone else, wanting only to love, laugh and find some meaning and purpose in life. Bridge Players Theatre Company is producing Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door, directed by Edwin Howard, as a part of their 43rd season: A Season of Dreams.

BWW Review: CHARLOTTE'S WEB at ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY is 'Some Play'
December 24, 2018

Charlotte's Web is a heartwarming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone's favorite spider. When a runt pig is born on the Arable farm, the young girl Fern saves him and nurtures him. She names him Wilbur and helps him grow big and strong. Wilbur is moved to the Zuckerman farm where he befriends a batch of barnyard animals, including a talented spider that weaves words into her web that are crucial to saving Wilbur's life as the story unfurls.

BWW Review: OLIVER! at QUINTESSENCE THEATRE GROUP Will Have You Saying 'Please Sir, I Want Some More'
December 6, 2018

After a hard day's labor in a parish workhouse for children, a nine-year-old orphan named Oliver asks for a second serving of gruel. The workhouse master, annoyed by Oliver's impertinence, sells him into an apprenticeship with a drunken undertaker and his abusive wife. Fearing for his life, the boy escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger and a band of juvenile pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Oliver discovers heroes and villains in all manner of strange places as he learns how to survive and thrive on the streets of the city. Including such favorite songs as "Food, Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself," and "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," Lionel Bart's adaptation of Charles Dickens' social satire of 19th-century London remains a cherished musical for all ages.



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