Youth  Programs

Double Edge Theatre’s youth education programs are rooted in its award­ winning performance methodology and bring dynamic workshops to schools and community organizations at home and on tour.

 Participants of workshops with schools and youth groups:

● create stories and characters to build imaginative worlds together
● learn teamwork through ensemble training and co­-creating without a script
● design and build props, sets, puppets, and costumes
● integrate student­-led research from literature, history, and multiple art forms
● work with stilts, aerial fabrics, giant see­saws and spools
● develop movement, dance, instrumental and vocal work
● create site­-specific scenes in and out of doors in schools, parks, auditoriums and throughout the grounds of the Double Edge Farm 

Participants of Summer Spectacle youth programming:

● help local designers build sets and giant puppets
● tend to the vegetable garden, fruit trees, and grounds at the Farm
● attend special open rehearsals and Double Edge performances at a group discount
● meet the multi­disciplinary artists of the Ensemble and participate in a post ­performance Q&A

Recent Programming Locations:

Ashfield Community Preschool and Toddler program, Ashfield, MA
storytelling program participation
Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, MA
all school assembly visit with guest artist Mr Fumblebody from Grenland Friteater of Norway
reduced price community tickets for Mr. Fumblebody’s show
Springfield Conservatory for the Arts, Springfield, MA
featured in Double Edge’s We The People
Mohawk Trail Regional High School, MA
attended a free performance of Leonora & Alejandro
with a talkback with the actors afterwards

Springfield Conservatory for the Arts, Springfield, MA
featured in Double Edge’s Ashfield Town Spectacle and We The People
3 students trained in residence at the Farm for 2 months
Girl’s Empowerment program, Baltimore, MD

Heath Elementary School, Heath, MA
Hyde Square Task Force, Boston, MA
Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, Springfield, MA
JFK Middle School, Northampton, MA

The Performance Project, Springfield, MA
Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, MA
Hartsbrook School, Hadley
Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, Springfield, MA
Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA
Walker Landry High School, New Orleans, LA