ONE Theater Group, Inc.'s unique vision is to combine the arts with philanthropy. Since our inception in August 2014, we have produced two shows annually, donating each show's proceeds to a different, select charity or organization. We have two main goals. First, our goal is to use theater as a vehicle to financially support organizations/efforts that improve the quality of life for those living in Southeastern, MA. Our second, equally important goal, is to produce quality entertainment for area residents and engage all together in a spirit of magic, imagination, and above all, community. It is thus, the mission of ONE Theater Group, Inc. to unite, act, and entertain for change.
ONE Theater Group, Inc. was formed just days after the passing of Cheryl Bendiksen, 56, of Fairhaven - mother of co-founder, Ashley Bendiksen. Cheryl developed young onset Alzheimer's at the age of 48 and passed away from it nearly eight years later at the age of 56. The original idea was to put on a play in Cheryl's memory, and donate the proceeds to Alzheimer's research. Not only was this show financially successful, it also ended up serving an even greater purpose. It brought families and members of the community together, to laugh, be entertained, and create memories with their loved ones. With resounding success, standing ovations, and requests for more, ONE Theater Group, Inc. continued its efforts. Today, two shows are produced annually, with each show raising money and awareness for a different area charity in need.
The founders of ONE Theater Group, Inc. are Ashley Bendiksen and Gregory Silver. Both are natives of Southeastern Massachusetts. Their combined expertise have carried ONE Theater Group, Inc. to its successful fruition. Bendiksen's background is in communications, marketing, development, nonprofit leadership, and philanthropy. Silver's background in theater includes performing and singing as well as stage, costume, and set design.
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