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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 + Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

Now that’s how it’s done! Bob Schmidt, co-Founder and administrator of The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium came to us as an alternative to landfill while cleaning out the local theatre company’s set material inventory. He drove straight to us with parts of an older set that he hoped could be reused by artists. These modular donated flats were designed to be backlit for the 2011 production The Empire Builders by Boris Vian. The production took place in Walnut Street Theatre’s studio 5, which is a challenging space to design for because all set pieces have to fit into the small elevator. So the set, … Continue reading

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