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Frequently Asked Questions

Living Arrangements, etc.
What type of clothes should I bring?
Should I bring a towel or bedding?
Is food provided?
Where will I be living?
What is the schedule for my program and will I have time off?
What if I want to stay longer than my program duration?

International 
Does Double Edge accept international applicants?
Does Double Edge provide Visas?
What type of visa should I apply for?

Application
What are the age requirements?
Is an audition required?
What are the prerequisites for applying for a training program? 


INTERNATIONAL
Does Double Edge accept international applicants?
Yes. Double Edge works and performs internationally, and has a long and rich history of international collaboration. We have welcomed students from over 20 different countries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Does Double Edge provide visas?
No.

What type of visa should I apply for?
If you are from a country that is part of the visa waiver program, look up the stipulations of the visa waiver. For other nationalities, you should apply for a tourist visa.


APPLICATION
What are the age requirements?
You must be 18 or older to apply for any Double Edge Theatre training program. In certain cases, exceptions are made, which requires a conversation with the program director. Any applicant under 18 needs to have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

Is an audition required?
No, an audition is not required, only a written application. You can find an application on the corresponding program page in the training section of our website. We often conduct phone interviews with applicants after receiving an application.

What are the prerequisites for applying to a training program?
Aside from the age requirement, there are no set prerequisites for any of the programs. Participants have ranged in age from 18 to 80.


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS, ETC
What type of clothes should I bring?
You will need separate clothes for training. These should be comfortable for movement and free of text, images, or logos. (Jeans, no matter how comfortable, are not a good option.) In addition to your training clothes, bring clothes according to the weather. During the Winter Intensive, the beginning of the Spring Artistic Immersion, and towards the end of the Fall Artistic Immersion, you can expect cold temperatures and snow. You will be sent a full packing list after you have enrolled in your program.

Should I bring a towel or bedding?
Bed sheets and towels are provided at your residence.

Is food provided?
Meals are only provided for the Winter, Spring and Summer Intensive programs. During the Spring and Fall Artistic Immersion programs, meals are not provided. During the Immersion programs, rides to local grocery stores are provided weekly and there is a kitchen at your residence.

Where will I be living? 
The student house is located half a mile from the theater, at 551 Main Street, Ashfield. There are shared bedrooms (1-4 occupants per room) as well as a living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms.

What is the schedule for my program and will I have time off?
The specific schedule for your program is created and shared on a weekly basis during the program. You can generally expect 1-2 days of time off each week during the Artistic Immersion program.

What if I want to stay longer than my program duration?
There are advanced programs, which are entered upon mutual decision between the participant and the ensemble during the course of their first program.