It takes a Community – and we honor those who have given most!

Tamalpa Award

Presented annually by the Executive Director to an individual in acknowledgement of their lifetime support of the development and evolution of the Mountain Play

  • 2019 – Sara Pearson
  • 2018 – Joel Pathman
  • 2017 – Ian Swift
  • 2016 – Kenneth Rowland
  • 2015 – Patricia Sirianni
  • 2014 – Linda Dunn
  • 2013 – Kathy King
  • 2012 – Gage Schubert
  • 2011 – James Dunn
  • 2010 – Paul Smith
  • 2009 – Marilyn Smith

Volunteer of the Year Award

This annual award is presented in recognition of a Mountain Play Association volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of the Mountain Play through leadership, dedication and commitment to the fulfillment of the organization’s mission. The ideal candidate is a volunteer, of any age, who has shown an exemplary dedication of time and passion during the preceding season.

  • 2019 – Carol Schlueter
  • 2018 – William McGovern
  • 2017 – Ryan Martin
  • 2016 – Natalie Reimer
  • 2015 – Carol Werschky
  • 2014 – Tia Smirnoff
  • 2013 – Mary Jo Sorensen
  • 2012 – Frank Hinkley

John McDill Pickle Award

Presented to the cast member or artistic team member who has best embodied the spirit of the Mountain Play during the current season

  • 2019 – Grease – Katie Wickes
  • 2018 – Mamma Mia! – Zoë Swenson-Graham
  • 2017 – Disney’s Beauty & the Beast/HAIR – Jeff Wiesen
  • 2016 – West Side Story – Erica Lamkin
  • 2015 – Peter Pan – David Yen
  • 2014 – South Pacific – Stephen Ackel & Amy Lizama
  • 2013 – The Sound of Music – Heather Buck
  • 2012 – The Music Man – Linda Dunn
  • 2011 – Hairspray! – Erik Batz
  • 2010 – Guys & Dolls – Chad Williams
  • 2009 – Man of La Mancha – Maurice Thouvenin
  • 2008 – The Wizard of Oz – Tim Ryan
  • 2007 – HAIR – Tyler McKenna
  • 2006 – Fiddler on the Roof – Nina Josephs
  • 2005 – Oklahoma – Patrick Leveque
  • 2004 – My Fair Lady – Gloria Wood
  • 2003 – Annie – Bruce Vieira
  • 2002 – Bye, Bye Birdie – Wendell Wilson
  • 2001 – Oliver! – Russell Lessig
  • 2000 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum –
  • 1999 – West Side Story – Susan Zelinsky
Sara Pearson on the Mountain before a play