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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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Backdrops

Some things at The Resource Exchange are teeny tiny, and some are HUGE! Like our reclaimed backdrop materials… Staff member Alison is snowbathing here on one of our largest items, a photo printed, grommeted backdrop of a mountain landscape that is 10 x 20 feet! We also just recently received a donation of seamless backdrop paper in a variety of colors and widths of 4 and 9 feet. This paper is in great condition and is traditionally used as backdrops for photo shoots, films, and theatre sets, but could also be a handy resource for other art forms! We also have … Continue reading

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The Resource Exchange + New Hope Academy

New Hope Academy does it again! Dave Boyd and the students at New Hope put on an amazing, colorful, and reclaimed production of Hairspray! Dave has come to the re for reused and affordable scenery and building supplies for 3 productions at New Hope. In the past they repurposed lumber from Simpatico Theatre Project for their Fiddler on the Roof set and theatrical flats donated from The Walnut Street Theatre for the set of Cheaper by the Dozen.This time Dave was able to find a bunch of reclaimed 2x3s, faux brick, an ironing board, some crazy 60’s fabric, and much … Continue reading

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