Stage Craft For A Cause

The mission of Stage Craft for a Cause is to connect theatre fans to theatre actors they know and love through forms of art other than performance for the purpose of donating money to a variety of charities and support artists.

How it works

We theatre actors often have crafty hobbies outside of performing. They can help us calm nerves, relieve stress, promote mindfulness, pass the time, and provide us with another creative outlet. Two of mine specifically are cross-stitching and painting.

But why can't my hobbies be something that can also help others? So I came up with this idea. Theatre fans can bid on items from actors and a portion of the proceeds with be donated to a charity/organization of the actor's choosing; not only helping the charity but also supporting the artist. My hope is to continue to expand this, reaching many actors and fans across the theatre community.

Below are the items currently available with a brief description of the item and the charity it is supporting. Each will have a link to more information about the charity and also a link to eBay where you can place a bid and see additional details about the item(s) as well as more photos.

Items Currently Available

Original Cross Stitch

handmade by Jisel Soleil Ayon

"Down with the recipe and bake from the heart."

Would support:

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Writer, director, and star of the Waitress film

"Our mission is simple yet critical: Supporting Women Filmmakers. We’ve partnered with the finest academic and filmmaking institutions, including the Sundance Institute, AFI, IFP, Women in Film, Tribeca Film Institute, Nantucket Film Festival, Boston University, Columbia University and Rooftop Films, to provide scholarships, production grants, finishing funds and living stipends, and have granted over fifty awards to-date.

With your generous tax-deductible donation, you can honor Adrienne’s legacy and help other very talented women achieve their filmmaking dreams. We thank you for your support."

handmade by Jisel Soleil Ayon

"Down with the recipe and bake from the heart."

MoonPie Hat and Socks

Signed by Jisel Soleil Ayon and David Socolar

Would support:

los angeles regional food bank logo.png

*80% donation

"Community support enables the Food Bank to serve more than 900,000 people every month. Approximately one-quarter of our food goes to children, and roughly one-fifth ends up in the hands of older adults. It is estimated that only 10% of our food goes to the homeless, but this is an important population for us. The majority of our food goes to low-income families and individuals who sometimes struggle to make ends meet


Every $1 donated provides enough food for 4 meals to feed hungry children, seniors and families.

Ninety-seven percent of revenues go directly to programs."


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Special thanks:

My mother, Angela, for always helping me with designs and ideas.

Kelly P. for helping inspire this whole concept.

Zerelda for teaching me how to cross-stitch.

The cast of Waitress Nat. Tour for all the love and support through launching this.