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Salvaged Vinyl – creative reuse on stage at Arcadia University Theater!

Shout out to Arcadia University Theater, and Managing Director of Theater Arts/Production, Visual and Performing Arts, Robert Napoli for sending us photos of how they transformed our salvaged vinyl banner fabric instead of buying new!  The vinyl banners were donated from Penn Museum from Mayor Kenney’s Unity Cup! A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer.  One of their talented students, and re customer Laura Bonacci created scenic pieces for the Eager Beaver Inspirational Poster contest in their production of the Tony Award-winning comedy, … Continue reading

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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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Resource Exchange Materials on Stage in NYC!

There’s a new production playing at Theatre Row on 42nd St. in NYC…and it features a prop that was diverted from landfill by The Resource Exchange! Set designer for Like Money in the Bank, Joseph Napolitano, purchased a reclaimed 1900s radio that he found here at the re. They refurbished it for the production, which is a period piece that takes place during the Progressive Era, described as “the first ever romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank.” When he isn’t designing theatre sets (take a peek at this 1/4″ model of the set!), Joseph works for the Broadway Green … Continue reading

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