Double Edge Theatre's mission is to create a 'living culture' by developing the highest quality of original theatre performance, based on the long-term imaginative work of its ensemble of artists and their rich interaction with the communities in which the work takes place—and by cultivating a permanent center of performance, training, research, and cultural exchange at The Farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
At a time when our communities are divided and the nation is navigating between divisive narratives, help us uplift what makes this region vital. Double Edge’s Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair explores how active participation defines the intersection of art, culture and democracy. Grown directly from the theatre’s questions about the roots of identity, the Town Spectacle extends this search to include the whole community through a kaleidoscope of history, art, and spectacle. This performance will not take place in a theatre—the territories of the town will be the stage map—and the ensemble will be joined by all walks of the Ashfield, Hilltown, and western MA community.
Our goal is $35,000 for our 35th anniversary, and our Board and other supporters have generously started us off with a collective challenge match of $10,000, so your gift will go even farther. Help us make the Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair possible, and come on June 3 and 4 to witness what you have helped build!