Category Archives: film/theatre set materials

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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Delaware Theatre Company + the re!

When the Delaware Theatre Company recently wrapped their production of “Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical” on May 12th, they found they no longer had a use for the large quantity of blue ball-pit balls which played the role of “water in the marsh”. Ball-pit balls are mainly composed of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) – meaning plastic! Even though LDPE (#4 plastic) is recyclable in Philadelphia, the Delaware Theatre Company saw their great potential for reuse. They contacted the re to make sure the “water in the marsh” would get a more sustainable second life! Thank you to the Delaware Theatre … Continue reading

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