We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Sutherland and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amber, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have always been a very artistic and creative person. Performing was something I loved from a very young age. I was the kid putting on plays and performances for my friends and family, starting vocal groups with the neighborhood kids, acting on stage both in adult and kids shows. That passion has never died, but continued to grow stronger. Throughout life I have never stopped acting, I explored the worlds of TV, film and modeling. I recently began learning how to sing and returned to the stage doing musicals. Acting is my life’s passion, it the place where I can express myself through the shoes of another, explore the lives of new and different people, and above all, have fun. Pursuing an career in the arts is the only thing that truly fits who I am and what I love.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Getting where I am today has definitely come with it’s share of struggles and hardships. The acting world is ruthless and filled with people trying to tear you down and looking at you as just another woman in the sea of actresses. I have had more people then not tell me I didn’t look right because of my height, eye color, what they considered pretty enough or too pretty, my resemblance to an ex, they way I stand etc. Everything about what I look like has been torn down by somebody at some point, while talent, dedication and reliability was ignored. That dedication, passion and determination pushes me forward to continue to do what I love. As I continue to build this theater company, I will never let looks stand in the way of talent or dismiss someone as just another actor. My experience in such a harsh, unforgiving industry has pushed me to be the opposite of that and create a loving, accepting environment for everyone.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would have to take them, of course, to see a show. I am lucky enough to have many amazing theaters nearby, though was recently incredibly impressed by a show I saw at the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton and would like to go back there. I have a love of puzzles so we would definitely go to a few different escape rooms, Rabbit Hole in Louisville, Themescape in Broomfield are a must, also I have heard great things about Clueology in Loveland so we would have to try there as well. Loving art like I do, we would have to go the the Denver Art Museum with a sip and paint class afterwards.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to thank my family, they have always been my biggest support group. They have always been there for me, supported and believed in me. My mom took me to countless classes, auditions and agency meetings, she even flew to L.A. with me more then once so I could get headshots done. They have played extras in films I have been in, come to every film premiere and play I have done. They are now helping me bring my vision to life as I start on the new adventure of running my own theater company.

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