Theatre Arts Education Program

Performance Class with Interactive Enrichment from 2022

In this audition-based program, actors age 7 to 17, worked together to develop their performative, literary, and social skills while learning the art of storytelling and the joy of creative movement. Each week we will work toward our goal of writing and producing an original mini-musical to be performed on opening day as part of the Mountain Play Pre-Show Experience!

Participants received two comp tickets for family, reserved seating, a free T-shirt, a backstage tour of the mountain theatre, and an opportunity to meet select members of the cast of Hello Dolly!

  • Rehearsals are Monday 4 – 6:30, March 7th – May 21st, Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 280 Buena Vista Ave Mill Valley 94941 – participants are expected to attend all rehearsals
  • Rate $900 +$40 Material Fee
  • Performance May 22nd, Mountain Play Amphitheatre 
  • First Rehearsal Monday, March 7th
  • No Rehearsal Monday, April 5th (Spring Break)
  • Dress Rehearsal SATURDAY, May 14th 10am – 4pm
  • Extended Rehearsal Monday, May 16th 3:30 – 7:30 (Location TBD)
  • Dress Rehearsal Saturday, May 21st 10:30am – 2pm (Ebbtide Studio)
  • PERFORMANCE – Call Time TBD (Cushing Amphitheatre, Mt. Tamalpais)

We will also be keeping in place all necessary health and safety protocol regarding COVID-19, i.e. regular hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing when  appropriate. 


Auditions were held Wednesday, February 16th. However if you are interested, please email Robyn before Mar 7th to see if there is still availability.


Online Theatre Education Videos:

Color Your Voice Workshops. In honor of letting your voice be heard democratically in the upcoming elections, we are leading theatrical and vocal exercises to develop your unique voice through videos. Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up to date with our ongoing series.

We are expanding the arts program on the mountain for ALL.

Before the performances of Grease, in a space we call PLAYland, the Mountain Play piloted a theatre games program with audience members. Guests of all ages were able to enjoy active and engaging entertainment before the show.

“At PLAYland, I saw the wonder that comes from playing and play-making as we cultivated the idea that theatre is truly for all ages. I found that we were able to make a day at the Mountain Play an immersive experience for everyone!

-Experienced teaching artist and veteran Mountain Play actor, Marlee Mesarchik

We will continue to bring you more in-person theatre games for all at every performance of Hello, Dolly!

Kids playing Tableux game

Momentum is building!

Sharing the joy of theatre isn’t possible without engagement with our community. If you are interested in supporting our Education Program and its growth, please contribute here. If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please contact Eileen Grady at [email protected].

Mountain Play Theatre Education Program

Since 2015, Mountain Play is committed to teaching after-school classes. Every year we expose kids to theatre who otherwise would not have the opportunity. During the 2019 season, our teachers witnessed a group of boys playing the tableaux game with as much fervor as a video game was joyous. Students who participate in our Arts Education Program at Davidson Middle School are immersed in a ten-week course in theatre arts. The finale of this rich educational experience is a journey to the amphitheatre to see a Mountain Play performance. Once there, students see the show for free, get a free lunch and t-shirt, and an opportunity to meet and interview the actors.