It's in the Bag

Lisa Mulcahy

Sewing Good Work from Old Drops 

It's in the Bag

Jennifer Kahn, an accomplished stage manager whose credits include the 2015 Broadway revival of Spring Awakening and has worked at regional companies, including Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and Paper Mill Playhouse, is a woman on a mission. In July 2017, Kahn launched SCENERY, an eco-conscious company that makes zippered bags from retired theater backdrops. Not only have SCENERY’s unique products become big sellers, a portion of proceeds from each bag goes to support the work of the Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) Intro to Theatre Program, which provides middle and high school students with a meaningful introduction to live theater. SCENERY brings together Kahn’s own mindfulness of the importance of repurposing and reusing materials with her determination to help children discover the magic of theater, as the mother of a young son herself. 

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