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Double Edge Workshop Intensive
SoMArts Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA
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Double Edge Workshop Intensive
Saturday/Sunday, January 18/19: 10am to 6pm
Mon/Tues/Wed, January 20/21/22: 6pm to 10pm
Location: SOMArts Cultural Center

This workshop offers an introduction to Double Edge Theatre's 30-year-old training methodology, which is the cornerstone of the company's collaborative process. Training will be led by members from the Double Edge ensemble, and will incorporate physical elements, work with large objects, and improvisation. The company's training technique began in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with Founder/Artistic Director Stacy Klein's studies with Rena Mirecka, lead actress of Polish director Jerzy Grotowski's Teatr Laboratorium. Over time, Klein and the Double Edge ensemble created a unique, holistic methodology, employing the actor's full potential  physical, vocal, emotional, and imaginative  to drive individual exploration, ensemble collaboration, and performance creation. The company's training methodology has attracted students from all over the US and the world to learn innovative techniques that enable them to physically and visually craft an original theatrical landscape.

Company Bio
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 actors and their interaction with the communities where the work takes place. The company's goal is to elevate the creation and understanding of artistic expression and cultural mutuality between artists and communities. Founded in 1982 by Stacy Klein, the company applies rigorous physical training and the principle of the actor's autonomy to create work in an ensemble, laboratory setting. Double Edge's original performances are highly physical, immersive events that are lush and dreamlike, nuanced and emotional, and are created by an ensemble of multi-talented artists who have worked together over many years. These works tour nationally and internationally, offering opportunities for reciprocal exchange between artists and audiences. Double Edge cultivates a permanent center for performance, training, research, and cultural exchange in rural Ashfield, MA, at its Farm Center. The company leads year-round multi-disciplinary training programs for new and emerging artists, hosts residenciesand rural/international symposia, and creates annual indoor/outdoor traveling Summer Spectacles.

Photo credits:
Open Training  Lorena Loubsky
Summer Intensive and The Grand Parade images  Maria Baranov

foolsFURY Presents Double Edge Theater Intensive is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center's Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits.
SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission's Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit

Cancellation policy:
Refunds are time-sensitive, as registration payment is the main source of income for paying our instructors and bringing quality training to the public. Even one student's registration can often make a considerable financial difference in our ability to offer a workshop or class.

Classes and workshops are subject to a $75 non-refundable deposit which goes toward the full balance of the class or workshop. Students withdrawing from a class or workshop more than seven days before the first day will receive the balance less the $75 non-refundable deposit.

Students withdrawing less than seven days before the first day will receive 50% of the total balance less the $75 non-refundable deposit.

In the event of a cancellation, foolsFURY Theater will apply any un-refunded income towards the balance of any future class or workshop for that student.



SoMArts Cultural Center (View)
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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