Greenfield Collective

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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Free* Sandwiches reuses fabric!

New York artist Cayla Lockwood recently purchased some reclaimed art supplies from The Resource Exchange and used them in a installation/performance piece called “Free* Sandwiches.” Free* Sandwiches is a satirical “college fair” event presented by the fictitious financial company, CaylaMae® . During the event, 5 fictitious universities are represented, but instead of offering an education, these universities offer (very expensive) grilled cheese sandwiches. Universities range from Ivy-league to online university and cheeses range from brie to Kraft single. The company, CaylaMae® , offers affordable loans to pay for your choice of sandwich. Handed out by University Representatives, visitors can fill … Continue reading

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Pig Iron School + The Resource Exchange

  The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training is just a few blocks from the Resource Exchange in the Crane Arts Building, so many of its students have found costume, set and prop materials here over the years.  The school is “a center of creation – dynamic, energetic, messy, collaborative and ever-evolving … composed of forward-thinking theatre-makers with a desire to forge new boundaries for live performance.” Through a partnership with the University of the Arts, Pig Iron offers certificate and MFA programs that train students in the skills needed to be a 21st century theatre artists, drawing inspiration “from architecture to masks to … Continue reading

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