AMBER CHAND is a gifted storyteller, author, and global entrepreneur whose mission is to inspire, people to live from a place of enlivened authenticity and fearless imagination especially as we face the challenges of our world today. She has been described as a “perfect messenger for these times with her inspired words of courage, resilience and hope”.
Her one woman show, Searching for The Moon: A Heroine’s Journey is a personal memoir that has resonated deeply with audiences, both in the United States and internationally, and been described as “spell binding, riveting and powerful”.
It is a global story of an Indian woman born in Uganda who takes us on evocative global journey into a world of Indian arranged marriages, British boarding schools, African military coups, encounters with Indian holy men and Rwandan genocide survivors, and the meteoric rise and fall of her multimillion dollar business.
Through her powerful stage presence, theatricality, and skillful ability to weave in the sensuous and brutal, the comedic and the tragic, Amber offers her audiences an extraordinary experience of raw, courageous vulnerability in the face of life’s triumphs and defeats and penetrates into the heart of each story - tapping into the universal themes of love, despair, faith and forgiveness.
Celebrated stage and TV actress, Jayne Atkinson, (currently in the acclaimed Netflix series, House of Cards), was so affected by the show that she chose to direct it in 2014, stating “Amber is like a cobra who comes on stage and mesmerizes you, taking you on an incredible journey across three continents”.
David Young, Director of Development at Ashford School, England (Amber’s alma mater) describes her performance as “captivating and powerful as her life story itself. At times funny, at others stark and brutal, her story is told expertly in an intimate and inclusive style as ancient and effective as the griot in Africa and the Homeric storytellers of Greece. Her tale of exotic places, cultural difference, success and reversals in family fortunes and ultimately of self-actuation and the simple joy of living well is deeply affecting. As Vyasa says at the beginning of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata” If you listen carefully, at the end you will be someone else.”
The show has been performed at numerous venues including in front of an audience of 500 global business leaders at the Linkage Summit, Palm Springs, California; Mt. Holyoke College, Weismann Leadership Center, Massachusetts; Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, Massachusetts; and Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
The show is 90 minutes without intermission.
The stage is designed as an intimate global living room and requires minimal furniture. Amber provides the props and sound playlist. Lighting requirements are simple and minimal.
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