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The Resource Exchange + The Arden Theatre Company: Celebrating Years of Saving Sets!

In 2012 The Resource Exchange and The Arden Theatre Company saved tons of lengths of rough cut poplar and giant barn doors from their production of Charlotte’s Web. Donating the lumber to The Resource Exchange instead of sending it to landfill enabled our creative customers to reuse the wood in local projects. The barn doors were given a second life in The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s warehouse space, and we were thrilled when Little Berlin decided to use the poplar to build their community vegetable garden. The lumber was used in a number of interior design projects, furniture, and even in the … Continue reading

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Weaving Reuse into the Fringe: Tangle Movement Arts

When the talented storytellers behind Tangle Movement Arts were sourcing supplies for their latest performance they incorporated reclaimed fabric, yarn, paper, and more from the RE into their stunning structural set. In the Forest is premiering as part of the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Philadelphia’s innovative aerial storytellers presents In the Forest, an immersive world of circus-theater that literally surrounds the audience with an dynamic 360-degree display of aerial dance, live music, giant yarn sculptures, and circus magic. In the Forest’s acrobats navigate a world of secrets, shadows, trapeze, and aerial silks in this complexly woven circus story. Here, threads … Continue reading

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Opening Soon in the Fringe: ‘feral wild girl child ‘

MAGDA is a performing artist who makes original work that romances many genres: dance, theater, visual art, seminar, stand up comedy and punk highbrow experience. Her piece feral wild girl child is premiering in the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and incorporating reuse and reclaimed materials found at the RE into her set. “I have already put everything I bought from you to great use in my piece called: feral wild girl child. The sledgehammer I used to smash balloons.” “The ladder I used to get down two paper mache sculptures of a a tiger and snake from where they were hidden above … Continue reading

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