FSS Theatre ‘Metamorphoses’ + Salvaged Scenery Columns

Friends Select School Theatre department’s latest production Metamorphoses is opening this weekend and features two major set pieces from the re! Metamorphoses is based on the myths of Ovid, originally written and directed by Mary Zimmerman.         Max Budnick, FSS Technical Theatre Director, found these salvaged scenery columns and we think they were the perfect addition for the mythological narrative!  The FSS Theatre department gave our salvaged columns a new life with just a fresh coat of gold paint! It is great to see when local schools and educators incorporate reuse and resource conservation into their curriculums.      … Continue reading

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Heaven and Hell at The Resource Exchange!

Members from Burgundy Blue Dance recently stopped by the re looking for some materials to be used in a dance show entitled “Heaven and Hell”. They purchased two wooden doors and ended up transforming them entirely by making pews for their performance!  Burgundy Blue Dance Company is a Contemporary/Jazz Company based in the Philadelphia area founded by Director and Choreographer Sevon Wright.  The company is full of an eclectic group of talented dancers from Philadelphia’s own backyard. More info about Burgundy Blue Dance’s mission can be found here.   Heaven and Hell by Burgundy Blue Dance and is being performed at … Continue reading

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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture + the re

When a member of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture came into our store and said they could use some of the music stands we saved from a movie set – it was music to our ears!  Al-Bustan offers Philadelphia artistic and educational programming rooted in Arabic arts and language.  They had this to say about their re shopping experience:  “We are astounded with the amount of goodies that Resource Exchange has and you’ll never know what you may need unless you step in.” “‘Al-Bustan,’ Arabic for ‘The Garden,’ serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting … Continue reading

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