OUR STORY

 

From backdrop to bag and beyond...

ABOUT SCENERY


SCENERY bags and accessories are made from retired theatre backdrops, and a portion of proceeds from every sale is donated to TDF to take kids to see theatre.

Our drops come to us from all over the United States. Some are retired because a show closes, others are damaged and no longer usable for the production, others are just taking up space somewhere in storage, and instead of throwing these drops away, they are sent to us. Now the drops, and the stories they helped tell, get to live on.

Your bag was handmade in the USA and is one of a kind. Inside your bag you will find a tag that tells you the show it is from and the number you have out of that collection. Once a drop is cut and sold, it is gone forever, and you get to take home a piece of theatre history.

Thank you for helping us decrease waste, save art, and foster a new generation of theatergoers.

GIVING BACK


We are honored to support the incredible work of TDF. A portion of proceeds from each purchase is donated to TDF’s Introduction to Theatre Program. This program provides middle and high school students with in-class workshops, and the chance to attend a Broadway or Off-Broadway performance. They also provide deeply discounted tickets to alumni of the program so they can continue engaging in the Arts.

And as of March 2018, our donations also fund TDF's Accessibility for Students Program. This program provides access to Broadway and Off-Broadway performances for elementary and secondary school students who are blind or low vision and/or deaf or hard of hearing. We believe that access to theatre should be access to everyone, and we could not have done this without you!

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER


    When she's not not behind her computer or visiting the shops in Florida and South Carolina, our CEO and Founder Jennifer Wheeler Kahn is probably chasing her two boys #InternHudson and #InternJudah around the house, park, library, or museum.

    Kahn was a professional Stage Manager for 17 years getting to work on such shows as: The Deaf West Revival of Spring Awakening (Broadway), In the Heights (National Tour), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse), Hold Onto me Darling (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic), Kinship (starring Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Lowell at Williamstown Theatre Festival), and many productions at The Old Globe Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

    Over her last 4 years as a Stage Manager she also ran a blog on giveback and ethical style. SCENERY was born as the love child of these two parts of her heart. Ethical style, Theatre, and giving back to make theatre more accessible for others.

    "Thank you so much for being here, and for supporting this mission. We could not do any of this without you."