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Initiatives

Double Edge Theatre is in a period of tremendous growth. The following initiatives reflect a vision to support this growth and its impact. This includes:

  • Expanding and retrofit our facilities
  • Growing our world-class training program
  • Creating a path to sustainability
  • Expanding access to training and performance to underserved communities

Hay Barn / Pavilion Retrofit Fund
Double Edge is working to repurpose and restore its historic farm structures. A current priority is its Hay Barn, being renovated for use as a wood and metal shop. The theatre has received a generous matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (MA Cultural Council), and is applying this grant toward the project and raising necessary matching funds. Please help us reach our ambitious goal!

Springfield Initiative Fund
Double Edge is currently engaged in a multi-year initiative aimed to deeply engage with Springfield’s youth population, artists, and the community at-large with free performances, site-specific public spectacles, training and mentorship opportunities, and collaboration. We are seeking support for a large scale, free performance to be held in the streets of downtown Springfield performed by the Double Edge Ensemble with youth artists from the Springfield Public Schools in September 2016 and scholarships for young artists to train with the company.

Emerging Artists’ Studio Fund
Students of Double Edge Theatre’s training programs and guest artists reside in a historic 1830s boarding house on Main Street in Ashfield, the top floor of which is being transformed into a studio space suitable for individual work. We seek support for this renovation.

Scholarship Support
Generous gifts from contributors have created three scholarship funds to make training at Double Edge accessible.

For more information, please contact Hannah Jarrell, Community Development Director:  (413) 628-0273