Double Edge Theatre, an artist- led organization, was founded in Boston in 1982 by Stacy Klein, as a feminist ensemble and laboratory of actors’ creative process. The Double Edge Ensemble leads the company in applying vigorous physical training and the principle of an artist’s autonomy to create indoor performance cycles and large-scale spectacles intimately woven with the community. Click here to read more >>


These performance cycles include the Women's Cycle, the Song Trilogy, and the Garden of Intimacy and Desire, The Chagall Cycle, and, currently, The Latin American Cycle, which is inspired by the magical realist literature and surrealist visual art and literature of South America. 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, with year-round theatre training, performance exchange, conversations and convenings, greening and farming initiatives, and a popular indoor-outdoor traveling spectacle which takes place alongside the hills, pastures, river, and gardens of the Center. Recently Double Edge has expanded its ‘living culture’ concept to include ‘art justice’ and developed a group of long term collaborators, who alongside the DE international Company, are developing programming including scholarship opportunities for underserved women, creative retreat and creation space with a focus on access for African American and Latino artists, and building a meetinghouse for Native youth gathering, named Ohketeau (to plant, to grow). The DE facilities include two performance and training spaces, production facilities, offices, archives, music room, and outdoor performance areas, an animal barn, vegetable gardens, and two additional properties: housing in the center of town for resident and emerging artists and DE’s Emerging Artists Studio; and a design house, with design offices, studios, costume shop, and set, costume, and prop storage. A vision of future facilities includes a public archive/gallery, the Ohketeau, which gives primacy to the voices of Native youth, and a fully developed farm.

Who We Are
 

Double Edge Theatre is a thirty-six year-old artist-owned 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 >>

Facilities
& Farm

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 >>

Programming
& Community

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 >>