Double Edge Theatre, an artist-run organization, was founded in Boston in 1982 by Stacy Klein as a feminist ensemble and laboratory of actors’ creative process. The Double Edge Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Klein, along with Co-Artistic Directors Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman, Jennifer Johnson, and Producing Executive Director Adam Bright, creates original theatrical performances that are imaginative, imagistic, and visceral. These include indoor performances and site-specific indoor/outdoor traveling spectacles both of which are developed with collaborating visual and music artists through a long-term process and presented on the Farm and on national and international tours. Click here to read more >>
In 1994, Double Edge moved from Boston to a 105-acre former dairy farm in rural Ashfield, MA, to create a sustainable artistic home. Today, the Farm is an International Center of Living Culture and Art Justice, a base for the Ensemble’s extensive international touring and community spectacles, with year-round theatre training, performance exchange, conversations and convenings, greening and sustainable farming initiatives. DE facilities include two performance and training spaces, production facilities, offices, archives, music room, and 5 outdoor performance areas, as well as an animal barn, vegetable gardens, and two additional properties: housing in the center of town for resident artists and DE’s Artist Studio, giving primacy to African American and Latinx artists; and a design house, with design offices, studios, costume shop, and storage for sets, costumes, and props. A vision of future facilities includes a public archive/gallery, a fully developed farm, and Ohketeau (meaning ‘to plant, to grow’ in the Nipmuc language), a space for Indigenous cultural practices.
Double Edge Theatre is an artist-run ensemble theater, founded in Boston in 1982 by Artistic Director Stacy Klein. Each member of the Ensemble is responsible for the art making as well as the business and board leadership. In 1994 Double Edge moved to a 100-acre Farm in the Ashfield Massachusetts Hilltowns, furthering the sustainability… Learn more >>
The Double Edge Theatre Farm Center is sited on a 100-acre former dairy farm in Ashfield, MA. The facility includes two performance and training spaces, production facilities, offices, archives, music and outdoor performance areas as well as hay fields, grazing pastures, a stream, pond, and forestland. There is also an animal barn... Learn more >>
In addition to performances and training, Double Edge Theatre hosts an array of public programs and community events and presents the work of resident and guest artists. With deep roots in its Ashfield home, the company seeks interactive involvement and actively invites participation from artists, craftspeople, and others at home and on tour... Learn more >>