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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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Reuse in “Wizard of Oz” Makes Emerald City Truly Green!

Artists from Limelight Performing Arts Center came to The Resource Exchange in search of reused and discounted materials to help build the set for The Wizard of Oz! The creative team used salvaged foam to make bricks for the yellow brick road, fabric, trim and other salvaged materials from our inventory to add to the set of the production. Glad to see these materials weren’t sent to landfill, and instead are being reused in LimePAC’s production, which runs until April 2nd. Visit their Facebook page for more!  

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From the InterAct stage to us to the Glen Foerd Mansion!

First, InterAct Theatre Company used 180 4” PVC plastic tubes to make the set wall for their production of Uncanny Valley : Rather than throwing them in a dumpster after the play was over, they loaded them in a truck and brought them to us in the hopes that they would be reused: And now they have! The Glen Foerd Mansion came to us to get the tubes to help with the mansion’s storm water drainage! The tubes now direct the storm water away from the mansion and onto the lawn, helping them in part of their mission to “preserve and protect the landscape.” Here’s a little … Continue reading

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