Amber KAY Ball
(She/Her) | Dakubetede, Shasta, Modoc, Klamath
Amber Ball is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, theatre artist, community advocate, passionate programmer and coordinator committed to serving and creating community through the arts. Amber is the current Program Director for Safe Harbors NYC and Executive Director of In the Margin.
As a director Amber’s work has most recently been seen in the Reflections of Native Voices Festival with Safe Harbors NYC. Directing Tipi Tales from the Stoop, by Murielle Borst-Tarrant. Society Theatre Company’s “Cheap Date Series,” In the Margin Theatre’s “InstaNovelas'', Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s “Northwest 10 Festival '' and the Pocket Playhouse. Amber is also a part of the inaugural Bridge Program Cohort with the National New Play Network and is producing the inaugural New American Theatre Festival in partnership between In the Margin and B St Theatre. She also serves as a community advisor for Ilioo Native Theatre company.
Amber’s work centers community forward and intergenerational learning in collaboration with Native communities. She has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as the Native/Indigenous Audience Development Associate where she collaborated with the Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon and Northern California Tribes. She has presented her work and methodology at the Oregon Indian Education Association Conference. Appeared on Art Equity’s, ‘Talking Back’ filmed podcast and as a special guest for Pangea World Theatre’s First Peoples Gathering. She has presented at the University of Oregon, California State University, Native American Youth and Family Center, Portland State University’s Native American Student and Community Center, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Youth Summit and Southern Oregon University. Additionally Amber was awarded the “Community Mentor Award,” from Southern Oregon University’s Native American Studies Department.
B.S. Theatre Arts | Minor: Native American Studies, University of Oregon