Amber Bjork

Last updated

March 2, 2017
 
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Biography

Amber is the founding member / producer of The Winding Sheet Outfit, recipient of a 2014 St. Paul Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Amber is a free-lance actor, director, and writer in the Twin Cites. She has performed with and directed for: The Winding Sheet Outfit, Theatre Pro Rata, Sandbox Theatre, Freshwater Theatre, and Tedious Brief Productions. As an actor, she's also been on stage with Transatlantic Love Affair, Theatre Unbound, Savage Umbrella, Guthrie Theatre, and others. She served as artistic associate and company member of Theatre Pro Rata from 2009 to 2016.

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Pommelhorse Productions: Sandwich

Résumé

UPCOMING AS DIRECTOR:

You Know We're Related to Debbie Reynolds - Heather Bunch (Red Eye Works in Progress 2017) - Red Eye Theater, May 25 - 28

 

UPCOMING AS WRITER / DIRECTOR / PERFORMER:

The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox - The Winding Sheet Outfit (2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival) - August 3 -13

 

Past Experience:

 

AS ACTOR - Stage (EMC Candidate)

 

The Winding Sheet Outfit

The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines - Ticketmistress

Birds of Passage - Ensemble - (Mark Benzel)

 

Transatlantic Love Affair

105 Proof or The Killing of Mack "The Silencer" Klein -  Ensemble - (Diogo Lopes)

Solitaire - Ensemble - (Diogo Lopes)

 

Theatre Pro Rata (company member and artistic associate 2009 - 2016)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane  - Maureen - (Carin Bratlie)

Twelfth Night - Olivia - (Carin Bratlie)

Good Woman of Setzuan - The Family - (Carin Bratlie)

Lovers & Executioners - Constance - (Carin Bratlie)

Dido, Queen of Carthage  - Anna - (Carin Bratlie)

The Taming of the Shrew - Kate - (Carin Bratlie)

The Spanish Tragedy - Bel-Imperia - (Carin Bratlie)

Marisol - The Angel - (Carin Bratlie)

Quills - Madeline - (Zach Morgan)

Machinal - The Young Woman - (Carin Bratlie)

Slag Heap - Ashley - (Carin Bratlie)

 

Savage Umbrella

Sweet Dreams, Alfie - Rosie - (Laura Leffler-McCabe)

 

Theatre Unbound

Silkworms: A Nun Play - Sister Euphrasia - (Isabel Nelson)

The Tempest - Miranda - (Carin Bratlie)

 

Sandbox Theatre

Suitcase: “The Boyd Girls” "By the Time You Read This, I'll Be in Idaho"

 

Navel Gaze Productions

Fringe Orphans 3: “Fit in This”

Fringe Orphans 2: “The Sound of Food”

 

Freshwater Theatre

Freshwater Goes Back to High School: “Alien Love Triangle”  - Robin - (Katie Starks)

A Festival of Awkward Moments: “Bagels and Flapjacks” “No Goat” - (Ben Layne)

 

Nimbus Theatre

An Accidental Death of an Anarchist  - The Journalist - (Liz Neerland)

Beautiful Things - Meridee - (Josh Cragun)

 

Killing Joke Productions

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant  - Karin - (Paul von Stoetzel)

 

Tedious Brief Productions

Bard Fiction - Sprint / The Gimp - (Carin Bratlie)

 

Guthrie Theater

Romeo and Juliet - Chorus - (Ethan McSweeny)

 

 

AS ACTOR – Film

 

Metasynthesis Films

Theater People (Season 1) - Julie (Matthew Anderson)

 

Pommelhorse Productions

Sandwich - Girl (Matthew Glover)

 

 

 

AS DIRECTOR

 

The Winding Sheet Outfit

The Theatre of the Tiny Clandestines

 

Sandbox Theatre

600 Years

Marie-Jeanne Valet Who Defeated La Bete du Gevaudan

Suitcase: “The Morrigan”

 

Theatre Pro Rata

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Elephant’s Graveyard

T Bone N Weasel

 

Freshwater Theatre

Turn Signals

A Festival of Awkward Moments: "Cut or Uncut"

 

Tedious Brief Productions

Tempests (as co-director under Noe Tallen)

 

 

 

EDUCATION

University of MN, Duluth -- B.A. English Lit

 

TRAINING

Masque Theatre and School (4 years) -- mask, mime, puppetry, movement, dance, clown

Sandbox LAB (Sandbox Company Ensemble) -- ensemble arts and Viewpoints

SITI Company Intensive (Akiko Aizawa and Leon Ingulsrud)  -- Viewpoints and Suzuki

Kari Margolis Workshop (Kari Margolis) -- Margolis Method

Jon Ferguson  Workshop (Jon Ferguson) -- Clown

Double Edge Theatre (Matthew Glassman) and Mondo Bizarro (Nick Slie) Workshop - Physical-Imaginative group creation

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