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Selected Press

Silent Sky

"A.G. Sweany and Amber James, in the roles of sisters Henrietta and Margaret Leavitt, immediately establish a relationship that is both affectionate and contrary – just what one might expect to see among siblings. They even look like they could be related."

- Julinda D. Lewis,

RVArt Review

The Seagull

"James is a perfect foil, a perky but socially unaware school teacher and suitor."

- Ian Thal,

Washington City Paper

The Cherry Orchard

"James’ Anya is appropriately giddy as a teenager, who, despite the collapse of the only way of life she has known, is nonetheless excited for the dizzying possibilities before her – of course, amplified through the idiom of commedia."

- Ian Thal, DCMetroTheaterArts

Our Town

"There is a simplicity to his delivery of this character, so too when later he takes up the role of Wally Webb. A similar praise can be given to Amber James for her genteel portrayal of Rebecca Gibbs."

- Amanda N. Gunther,

Theatre Bloom

The Merry Wives of Windsor

"...the dynamics between Mistress Page (Donna Marie Miller) and Mistress Ford (Amber James) were refreshing..."

- Julinda D. Lewis,

RVArt Review

The Seagull

"Iglesias, James, and Mooney provide delightful moments of comic relief."

"The choice to cast the male character of Medvedenko as a female actor brought an interesting spin and welcome queerness to the role and the impoverished schoolteacher’s relationship with Masha."

- John Bavoso,

DC Theatre Scene


"Young lovers Mariane (Amber James) and Valère (Erik Harrison) have a stand-out scene with Dorine (Jasmine Jones), the housemaid. Both are far too proud to admit they are hurt when the other is far too cowardly to stand up to the brainwashed Orgon’s tyranny..."

- Marshall Bradshaw,

DC Theatre Scene

The Mery Wives of Windsor

"...Miller and James are humorous as they scheme against the knight..."

- Rich Griset, 

Style Weekly

The Seagull

"Masha was in complete contrast to Medvedenko (Amber James), whose naïve joy for the banal side of life was charming."

- Em Skow, DCMetroTheaterArts

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

"Amber James impresses as Nina, the small-town ingenue Spike had hoped to impress. James plays Nina as a bit dazed by the whirlwind in which she finds herself, and a bit in awe of the creative types she’s stumbled across, but never as dim-witted or childish."

- Peter Orvetti,

MD Theatre Guide

The Winter's Tale

"James...can take a bow for [an] exemplary performance..."

- Susan Brall,

MD Theatre Guide

1 2 3 a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing

"(3)’s joyous mischievousness masks a deep sorrow, and James lets us see that sorrow, as she should, in glimpses."

"Because we move forward in time incrementally, the actors must show subtle gradations in the age of their characters. This affects...James the most...[She is] spot-on; you can see the seeds of the 12-year-old, for example, when you see her at 15, and as a result she is linearly connected to the 12-year-old and the 15-year-old when she appears as an adult."

- Tim Treanor,

DC Theatre Scene

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

"Star-struck Nina, Vanya and Sonia’s neighbor, was played with a girlish giddiness by Amber James. Nina’s comparison of Masha to the character Norma Desmond from the classic film “Hollywood Boulevard“ among other gaffes, kept the laughs coming."

- William Powell, DCMetroTheaterArts

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