We Have A Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our very successful online Charitybuzz auction! And congratulations to Tamra Pope, our winner who bid $5,600, and who will be treated to lunch in Los Angeles with Mary Beth and Stephen from Days of Our Lives, along with a friend of her choice.

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Details about the auction are at the link below:

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/lunch-with-mary-beth-evans-stephen-nichols-from-nbcs-1087000

One World Stage & Screen is thrilled with the outcome of this auction – all of the proceeds go to OWSS to help with our programs and infrastructure needs. And we are extremely grateful to our celebrity participants who have so generously offered their time for this special event.

OWSS hopes to offer more online events in the months to come. Stay tuned for further details.

OWSS Offers Summer Audition Technique Class For Young Actors

One World Stage & Screen (OWSS)  is please to announce that it will be offering a FREE 6-week acting class to young professional actors in the Los Angeles area, starting June 15th.

If you have a young actor in your household, school, club, etc. aged 10-15 who is working at a career in Hollywood – then please let them know about this opportunity.

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This class will focus on audition technique, and will be taught by Producer-Casting Director Michael Sonntag from Studio C Artists.  Michael was one of the teachers in a Fall Acting program for which OWSS offered scholarships last year.  OWSS will be presenting this class free of charge to qualifying candidates who are selected – funding was made possible through private donations from a few generous donors.  The course will run for six weeks, on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm through July 27th.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the studio in Hollywood.

More details about the acting program for kids offered at Studio C are available at http://www.institute.studiocartists.com/act_kids.html.

 

Application Details

All interested students must complete an application for the class and submit a self-taped audition, along with a headshot and resume.  (See below for attached materials and instructions.)

Students will be selected for the course  based upon need and the caliber of the submission materials.  Please find the Program Application with the other materials below.  This application must be completed in its entirety, and turned in with the rest of the submission materials.  Submissions for the program are due 6/14.

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
Fully prepare a monologue or scene of 2-3 minutes in length. Material should be from film, television, or theatre. Submit a self-taped audition via email (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. URL is acceptable). Cell phone video is ok too.  If you have video from a previous performance (even stage), that would suffice as well.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submit your completed application along with your self-taped audition, and a copy of your headshot and resume, to info@studiocartists.com. If you have any questions or problems with your submission, please email or phone (323) 988-1175.

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One World Stage & Screen (OWSS) is an IRS approved nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed to serve as a public and charitable organization, aiding disadvantaged and at-risk individuals through the performing arts.  This approach offers vital knowledge, training, resources, and referrals helping individuals to identify and build sound careers.  In achieving these dreams, these individuals become self-sufficient contributors to society.  The performing arts can be such a positive force for change to enrich and redirect people’s lives – and yet, so many actors, writers, directors, and other creative artists don’t have access to the training and on-the-job skills necessary to forge a career on stage and screen. This is OWSS’s aim – to provide the tools necessary to these individuals so they can participate in the performing arts, when they otherwise would not have the ability to do so.  More details available at owss.net.

OWSS Launches Charitybuzz Auction – Lunch With Kayla & Patch From ‘Days Of Our Lives’

One World Stage & Screen is thrilled to announce the launch of an online auction on Charitybuzz – all of the proceeds will go to OWSS to help with our programs and infrastructure needs.  We are extremely grateful to our celebrity participants who have so generously offered their time for this special event being offered for bid.

The auction, which opened this morning, will run for two weeks.  To get more details and to place a bid, go to https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/lunch-with-mary-beth-evans-stephen-nichols-from-nbcs-1087000.

Lunch in Los Angeles with
Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols from NBC’s Days Of Our Lives

Lunch has never been as sweet as it will be when you dine with Patch and his Sweetness.

The winner of this auction item, along with the friend of their choice, will be treated to lunch in Los Angeles with Mary Beth and Stephen from Days of Our Lives.

For nearly 30 years, you’ve spent your afternoons with them … now is your chance to have them spend the afternoon with you. Grab a friend and head to lunch with two of daytime television’s most beloved actors – Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols, best known for their portrayal of the iconic super-couple Steve & Kayla on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

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Your bid supports One World Stage & Screen, a charity dedicated to helping at-risk individuals redirect and change their lives through the performing arts.

Mary Beth Evans – A four-time Daytime Emmy winning actress and producer, Mary Beth Evans is most known for her role as Kayla Brady Johnson on Days of Our Lives. A 30-year veteran of daytime TV, Mary Beth is also known for her roles Katherine Bell on General Hospital, Sierra Esteban Drake on As The World Turns and Sara Garrett on the digital series THE BAY. Mary Beth has also delighted primetime audiences with recurring and guest appearances on Chasing LifeLaw & Order: SVUCriminal Minds, Nip Tuck and Monk, to name a few. Today, this wife and mother of three is also an Emmy-winning producer, blogger and entrepreneur.

Stephen Nichols – One of daytime television’s most enduring actors and Daytime Emmy Nominee, Stephen Nichols is best known for his roles as Steve “Patch” Johnson on Days of Our Lives, Stefan Cassadine on General Hospital and Tucker McCall on The Young & The Restless. Stephen is also a veteran of primetime and film, appearing on Melrose PlaceShe SpiesSistersThe NannyEmpty NestSecond Chances MatlockL.A. LawDiagnosis MurderIn the Heat of the Night, the NBC mini-series Around the World in 80 Days, the horror classic WitchboardSoapdish and Crash, opposite the late Dennis Hopper. Stephen, who most recently directed the short film I See, also directed the dramatic short Get the Dime, which was a director’s pick at the prestigious Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Stephen lives in Los Angeles with lovely wife, Lisa. He has three wonderful children and two beautiful grandsons.

Keep Us On Your Minds While Your Shop With Your Hearts This Valentines Day

We know a lot of you might be shopping online for gifts for the special someones in your lives this Valentines Day. A simple reminder that if you make purchases on Amazon.com – just use the OWSS Amazon Smile link to support One World Stage & Screen. It’s still the great Amazon that you know – Amazon will just donate a small portion of your purchase to our charity – you pay the same, but we get a little boost!

‘Enriching Lives Through The Performing Arts’ – Our Chat With Actress Mary Beth Evans

We got a chance this week to sit down with the fabulous Mary Beth Evans (who is celebrating 30 years on Days Of Our Lives – which still seems too unbelievable that it’s been that long!) to talk about the importance of kids and the performing arts.

Mary Beth is a fantastic supporter of at-risk kids, the arts, and wonderfully for us – One World Stage & Screen.  We’ve been lucky to work with Mary Beth several times over the years, and we’re thrilled that she’s coming on board to join us for our Gala Fundraiser for OWSS, which we’re just starting to plan.  More details to come – but we’re working on putting together a show for Mary Beth and her ‘Days’ co-star, Stephen Nichols, to perform in – hopefully sometime in November of this year.

Check out the video of our conversation below – and if you’d like to read more about all of this, see Mary Beth’s awesome blog post – Enriching Lives Through The Performing Arts.

Donate to OWSS with PayPal on #GivingTuesday 2015 & Be Part of a Guinness World Record!

We have a day for giving thanks. Then there’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Be part of #GivingTuesday on December 1st and help set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most money raised online for charity in 24 hours. PayPal will add 1% to your donation.

Go to our Donation Page to make your contribution today!

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Remember OWSS With Your Black Friday Shopping This Holiday Season!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. This is a great opportunity to support One World Stage & Screen – by going to smile.amazon.com to do all of your Amazon.com shopping.

When you shop at AmazonSmile using the link below, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to OWSS.  Bookmark http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3330211 and support us every time you shop this holiday season.

Best of all it’s easy to do and won’t cost you a thing – and it’s the the same great products and prices you’re used to finding at the regular Amazon site (in fact you can’t really even tell the difference!).

Happy shopping!

Join Us For Some Holiday Cheer To Benefit OWSS On Saturday, 12/5!

Please join us on Saturday, December 5th at 8PM for a special benefit for One World Stage & Screen (OWSS), the newly formed 501c3 organization led by John Coppola & Michael Sonntag.

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The event is a one-night only performance of the show currently running at Studio C Artists – it’s a trio of fun holiday plays called FA LA LA LA: A Threesome Of Holiday Fun!  All of the proceeds from the ticket sales that night will go to OWSS.  Additional donations will also be collected that evening at the performance.

As always, if you can’t make this one opportunity, please remember to keep OWSS in mind for your charitable holiday giving.  You can contribute anytime on our DONATE page online.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at holidayshow.studiocartists.com – and additional details about the production are available there as well.

So, make your calendars – and be sure to join in the holiday celebration for a good cause!

Support OWSS While You Do Your Holiday Shopping This Year!

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Want to know one of the best and easiest ways you can support our new charity, One World Stage & Screen?  It’s by doing something you’re probably already doing… Shopping at Amazon.com!

When you shop at AmazonSmile using the link below, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to One World Stage & Screen.  Bookmark http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3330211 and support us every time you shop.

And it’s the same great products and prices you’re used to finding at the regular Amazon site – it just links our charity to your purchases, so that OWSS gets the benefit.

So, when you’re busy shopping for gifts this holiday season, remember to shop at smile.amazon.com.  Our programs and those we serve greatly appreciate it!