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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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Greenfield Collective’s “The Magnus Effect!”

Greenfield Collective member Sara Outing  (bottom row, center left) is a freelance set & prop designer who has worked for several local theaters including Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, EgoPo Classic Theatre, and UPenn Theatre Arts. She is a regular customer, and gets many of her props and design materials reclaimed from re, most recently for their production of The Magnus Effect. “One part play, one part dance and one part airline jingle, The Magnus Effect is a gutsy new production from the Greenfield Collective, written by Hannah Van Sciver and directed by David O’Connor. It is an exploration of how and why we’ve come to … Continue reading

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Props in The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s “He Who Gets Slapped”

The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, in partnership with the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, is currently running a Barrymore recommended production of “He Who Gets Slapped,” and they came to the re to get many of the props they are using! They were able to buy and rent various accessories, a vintage men’s grooming kit, and some home decor items such as dishes and lamps to use in their set decoration. We think it’s great that PAC chose to use reclaimed materials, giving new life to items that the re diverted from landfill! We love providing our local performing arts community with the … Continue reading

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