The Double Edge Ensemble is deeply involved with its Ashfield community, and many local neighbors (artists, craftspeople, business owners, builders, stone masons, excavators, farmers) contribute to life on the Farm year-round. Through its collaborations and inclusive and varied programming, Double Edge brings this model of living culture to the communities where it tours performances.
Women and Magic Symposium
Monte’s March for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
XTCA Arts Parade
Lars Vik’s “Mr. Fumblebody”
Geddy Aniksdal’s “7 Songs for the Refugee”
Art and Survival
Resident and guest artists and ensembles regularly perform work at Double Edge. Recent presentations include a double bill of performances directed by Matthew Glassman: Total Verrückt!, created and performed by Joanna Caplan, and The Oven, created and performed by Ilan Stavans. Double Edge has also hosted concerts, workshops, visual arts exhibits by local artists, and other community events.
Local Business Partnerships
Double Edge maintains partnerships with local and regional neighbors and businesses in Franklin County. Local businesses participate in a number of ways, including generous sponsorships, valuable consultations, in-kind contributions for events, and special partnerships.
Conversations is an ongoing series that engages a diverse community of artists, audiences and presenters for discussions in an intimate, stimulating environment. All events are streamed live on the web: for video archives, please visit our Archives page. Convenings for artists in the field of performing arts are also regularly hosted at the Farm.