2nd Hand Scenery
BY MATTHEW DOOLAN
@ VOL 31
ON APR 20, 2017
"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill."
From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31, Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space.
It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.