ONSTAGE Playwrights 2016: Meet Amber Bosworth

A talented member of the Prescott, AZ acting community, Amber has performed in two of our ONSTAGE festivals!  Now she’ll be commanding the stage as one of our playwrights, and I couldn’t be more excited for her.  Her play, Here, There Be Curves, is a fun look at romance through the eyes of a terribly awkward romance writer.  It had audiences laughing their socks off at our Samuel French reading last month (you can hear a snippet for yourself on our podcast!) and I’m sure it will elicit similar glee in our audiences in Lafayette and Prescott.

Amber BosworthWhat is the title of your play?
Here, There Be Curves

Why did you decide to submit your work to the ONSTAGE Project?
I absolutely love the theme this year. When I read what it was, so many ideas came crashing through my brain. I have acted in two of the LBDI Festival’s in the past. Last year I was the talking vagina and I knew at that moment that I needed to do all I could to be involved with this project.

Describe your writing space…
Well, that is interesting because my writing space is my “day” job. I work the graveyard shift for Lockheed Martin Flight Service, so when I’m there and it is very quiet, I write. My home is organized chaos and I have a hard time writing there. When I’m at work, doing a job that is not my passion, I get these amazing ideas that I write down.

If you could have lunch with any playwright alive or dead, who would it be and what would you have for lunch?
Kimberly Demmary. She wrote a play called Seatbelts Required. It is about three sisters who get together after their abusive mother dies. I had the privilege of performing in this play a couple of years ago. I actually got to meet Kimberly when we performed the play. She is incredible. She lives in CA and has written several full length plays. I was in awe of her. We would have tapas, many different items on small plates.

Why do you write for theatre?
This was my second attempt to write for the stage. I am surprised that it is not my preferred medium since I have been acting since I was ten years old. I love the stage and after watching my play being read on the stage I only want to write for theater now. I am getting my Masters in Creative Writing for Media with Full Sail but I now want to write for theater as well.

Who is your favorite fictional character of all time and why?
The Doctor. Doctor Who is amazing. The stories and the characters continue to blow my mind. This show has been going on since 1964 and for very good reason. I love the British wit.

Do you have any upcoming productions elsewhere that our readers should know about?
Not any that I have written. I am acting in the upcoming production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. That will be running for six weeks in Prescott, AZ.

Please share the synopsis for a full-length of yours that our readers should know about!
This is just the beginning. This project has inspired me to take my words to the stage. I have several great ideas for shows that I can’t wait to get onto the stage. Nothing is going to stop me now.

More about Amber:

Amber Bosworth has been committed to theater since she was a kid. She served five years in the US Navy as an Air Traffic Controller to help pay for college. She now works for Lockheed Martin Flight Service and spends most of her free time writing and acting on any stage that will have her. She has been involved with Seatbelts Required, Harvey, Dead Mans Cell Phone, and Educating Rita.  Her first love has always been writing.  After twenty years of following the sensible path, Amber has finally started to follow her dream as a writer.  She is getting her Masters in Creative Writing from Full Sail University.  Amber is excited and humbled to be apart of Little Black Dress INK.

Don’t miss Amber’s play, July 14-16, at Acadiana Repertory Theatre’s production of this year’s ONSTAGE Festival: Curves Ahead.

Curves Ahead -ART

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