Performance written and performed by Amber Chand
Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Tickets $25, available at: www.heroinesjourney.eventbrite.com
In this unique one-woman performance, storyteller Amber Chand offers evocative tales from her own heroine’s journey. Born in Uganda to Indian parents, Amber spent much of her early life cloistered in a British boarding school. She was then caught up in the terrifying military coup that brought tyrannical dictator Idi Amin. Ultimately, Amber arrived in the United States where she rebuilt her life as a global entrepreneur supporting women in places like Rwanda, Afganistan and Darfur. Her performance is part memoir, part musing – authentic, raw and vulnerable. By sharing her own personal narrative, Amber inspires audiences to experience their own hero/ine’s journey, one that is part of a larger poignant human story of love, despair, faith and forgiveness.
Amber Chand is a transformational life and business coach for women, based in Great Barrington. She is the creator of the one-woman show, “A Heroine’s Journey: Tales of Love, Despair, Faith and Forgiveness,” as well as founding principal of “India: Marigolds, Mystics and Mountains,” a guided journey for women to the foothills of the Himalayas in India that she leads each year. The founder of the Women’s Peace Collection, an online company supporting artisans around the world, Amber has embarked on her life’s journey as a clear response to her soul’s call and as a pathway to stepping into her new story.