Category Archives: Theatre

Salvaged Set Materials in Local School Production of Macbeth!

Here at the re, many of our customers are teachers…and they’re always reusing the materials we’ve salvaged in creative ways!   One local teacher, Meghan, found fabric and a ton of cardboard tubes (which are in endless supply here, and only 50¢!) and knew they’d be the perfect materials for her school’s upcoming production of Macbeth. Check out the students creating the spooky set from reclaimed materials! “The story of Macbeth takes place in a forest and for our design, we made it a ghost forest where the witches lurk. The tubes I received from The Resource Exchange allowed us to create trees … Continue reading

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From Film to Theater – Found Fringe Style!

Found Theater Company often uses salvaged, reclaimed, and reused materials to make the sets and props of their productions, photo shoots, and video trailers. Not only is the reuse of material more economical for a smaller company, but it’s also way better for the environment than buying new. In fact, they’ve been using materials from The Resource Exchange for so many years, that we featured the ensemble of theatre makers as our reCreate Artists of August 2015! You can see how they used materials in productions from 2013-now on their Featured Artist Page on our website. And now Found is … Continue reading

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Last Call at Little Berlin features reused tubes!

LAST CALL MAY 6- 31, 2017 Curated by L. Kasterns, L. Leyden, and A.V. Wagner You can still catch the exhibit Last Call at Little Berlin this week! The artworks were made in part with reclaimed tubes found here at The Resource Exchange. The tubes came from the set of the Arden Theatre Company’s production of Robin Hood, and have been reused in TONS of art projects since the set came down in 2012. You can read the reuse stories of the tubes – like how they were repainted for set dec on the film Split, used in homes,  and other … Continue reading

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