Double Edge Theatre

Performing Group

Art + Living Culture + Art Justice = Double Edge Theatre

an art / community / cultural collective

Our Vision is to prioritize imagination in times of creative, emotional, spiritual, and polictical uncertainty.

Our Mission is a journey that holds space for authenticity, interaction, identity for whoever is seeking creative, emotional, spiritual, and political clarity. 

Our Art (performance / visual / multi-media) is grounded in a rigorous ensemble aesthetic unfolded in dream, imagery, metaphor, mystery, and symbolism.

Our Work (cultural / economic / organizational / personal / political) is created and sustained within an open, honest, meaningful, relevant shared experience. We call this 'Living Culture.'

Our Dedication is to face isolation and erasure; to face despair and pain that can translate into personal incapacity and political paralysis. To uplift. We call this 'Art Justice.'

Double Edge Theatre, an artist-run organization, was founded in Boston in 1982 by Stacy Klein as a feminist ensemble and laboratory of actors’ creative process. The Double Edge Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Klein, along with Co-Artistic Directors Carlos Uriona, Jennifer Johnson, Travis Coe and Producing Executive Director Adam Bright, creates original theatrical performances that are imaginative, imagistic, and visceral. These include indoor performances and site-specific indoor/outdoor traveling spectacles both of which are developed with collaborating visual and music artists through a long-term process and presented on the Farm and on national and international tours. 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 and community spectacles, with year-round theatre training, performance exchange, conversations and convenings, greening and sustainable farming initiatives.


Primary Discipline

Theater - General

Additional Disciplines

Theater - Devised / Artist-Led


Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Professional Development / Training
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community


  • Founder and Artistic Director Stacy Klein received a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in Theatre.
  • NEA Our Town, NEA Art Works, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Multi-Arts Production Fund, InRoads/Arts International, TCG, Massachusetts Cultural Council CIP and Cultural Facilities funding.
  • 2006 OTTO award for excellence in international political theatre.

Professional Associations

  • Network of Ensemble Theatres

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1982
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 30 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region, Nationally, Internationally
  • Seasons active: Year round