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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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Scott McPheeters makes art from the arts with theatre flats!

Remember these translucent muslin set flats donated from Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium?   Well, they’ve received a second life, thanks to local dancer Scott McPheeters! Scott used the strangely shaped muslin stretched flats that were once on stage as canvases for body paintings. He was really excited to be able to reuse materials that came from a local theatre company, since he is involved in Philly’s theatrical arts. Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium has a show in the FringeArts Festival right now! Get tickets for Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros. Thanks for sharing, Scott!

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The Resource Exchange + FringeArts (Tribe of Fools)

Tribe of Fools uses salvaged items from The Resource Exchange in their upcoming FringeArts production, Two Street – A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers. Set designer Chris Haig (and July 2014 reCreate Featured artist) picked up a whole bunch of old framed coats of arms (just like these ones- still available in the store!) for the set of this new piece of theatre.   Here’s more about the show: Two Mummers brigades, both alike in dignity. Ronnie and Jules are perfect together, except that they belong to rival Mummer’s brigades. From the same company that created Heavy Metal Dance Fag and … Continue reading

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