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Teatro del Sol + reuse on set!

We were so excited when Teatro del Sol came to the re for materials for the set of their latest production, Good Cuban Girls by Iraisa Ann Reilly and Directed by Jose Aviles! Antique figurines from the re can be spotted on stage in the background of the production’s awkward family dinner. “Good Cuban Girls is a coming of age story that navigates the first generation American struggle for cultural preservation in the face of exile.” A big thank you to Jose Aviles, Director of Education Outreach at the Arden, for sharing these photos from Good Cuban Girls! Teatro del … Continue reading

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Salvaged Vinyl – creative reuse on stage at Arcadia University Theater!

Shout out to Arcadia University Theater, and Managing Director of Theater Arts/Production, Visual and Performing Arts, Robert Napoli for sending us photos of how they transformed our salvaged vinyl banner fabric instead of buying new!  The vinyl banners were donated from Penn Museum from Mayor Kenney’s Unity Cup! A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer.  One of their talented students, and re customer Laura Bonacci created scenic pieces for the Eager Beaver Inspirational Poster contest in their production of the Tony Award-winning comedy, … Continue reading

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Space ships with PlayArts!

We were happy to welcome the wonderful PlayArts summer campers and their teacher Margot Steinberg to The Resource Exchange for another great project!  PlayArts is a beautiful, child-centered arts and play space for infants through young children, located on Front Street in Fishtown. Their facility offers educational enrichment, group classes and private, music lessons for children and their parents. Sustainability is a key part of the PlayArts philosophy. With just $2.00 in hand, each camper collected several items from the Random Room to later be used in building their own spaceships. We loved seeing the imagination and resourcefulness amongst the … Continue reading

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