Double Edge Theatre, Charlestown Working Theater, The HinterlandsQ-Staff, and Mondo Bizarro are founding members of a national consortium of ensemble-based training companies. The consortium represents ensembles based in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest. Member ensembles share a commitment to physical and vocal training as the foundations of our artistic methodologies, the centrality of place in the creation, presentation and touring of original performance work, and a deep investment to the land and communities we call home. Building upon years of informal relationship and exchange, we came together two years ago to share best practices regarding training practices, performance and ensemble growth and longevity.