Eileen Grady, Executive Director and Artistic Producer
This is Eileen’s eighth as one of the producers and eleventh season with the Mountain Play. She has previously served as Vice President of the Board of Directors and as Producer/Director of the Mountain Play’s annual fall gala since 2006. For decades, Eileen has worked as a producer, director, songwriter and musician in almost every genre of music and theatre. Eileen’s theatrical credits include La Vida Breve (Director), Into The Words (Director), Oh, Boy! (Assistant Director), Wine, Women & Song: Benefit Concerts for the Fight Against Breast Cancer & (Concert Artist/Assistant Producer) & The Breast of Broadway (Producer/Director).
Sara Pearson, Director of Leadership and Development
Sara Pearson began with 6 years of service as a member of the Mountain Play Board of Directors in September 2006. Sara was the Executive Director/ Producer for over 10 years, and is now taking that experience and focusing on her expertise in non-profit development and fundraising for the continued success of the organization. She has worked for the past 30 years with a variety of non-profit organizations in the Bay Area including the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Marin Conservation Corps and Mother Jones Magazine.
Kelsey Sloan, Office Manager
Kelsey began as a Mountain Play Volunteer in 2012. She has since worked in several seasonal capacities on and off the Mountain. Kelsey completed her Bachelors in Drama at SFSU after training as an actor at the Pacific Conservatory Theater. After developing her business skills working outside of theater, Kelsey is excited to be part of a unique theater company like the Mountain Play.
Robyn Grahn, Community Engagement Coordinator
Robyn is a Banana Slug marine biology graduate and Mountain Play alumnus. She grew up locally and was cast in her first Mountain Play in 1998 in Jim Dunn’s Hello Dolly. Recently, Robyn has taken on the exciting roll of engaging with the Bay Area community and abroad about the massive musical production on top of a state park mountain that is the Mountain Play. Besides taking joy under the shade of the madrones on Mt Tam, Robyn can also be found onstage at various venues around the Bay Area. Robyn’s theatrical credits include Comedy of Errors (Adrianna; SF Shakespeare Festival Tour), Emelie du Chatelet (Emilie; Ross Valley Players), Best of Playground ‘21 (Various; Playground SF), Sense and Sensibility (Elinor; Livermore Shakespeare), The 39 Steps (the ladies; Ross Valley Players), and many others. Check out other current projects at robyngrahn.com
Michael Vogel, Special Events Producer
Michael’s first season with the Mountain Play was in 2000. He served on the Board of Directors for six years. He became the Special Events producer in 2007 focusing on booking pre & post show entertainment as well as overseeing and coordinating the annual raffle. He is also involved with many of the special effects and finding hard to find items which help make the Mountain Play the magical place it is. His favorite experience took place during the run of The Wizard of Oz in 2007, where he called the plane that flew around the amphitheater with a banner proclaiming “Surrender Dorothy.” He is a former Arts Commissioner for the Mill Valley Arts Commission, a former board member and current stage manager for the Milley’s, and a past board member of the Mill Valley Little League. His theatrical career began at 16 with a children’s theatre company in NYC and Western Massachusetts. He moved on to spin records and emcee at The Scene in NYC,a fashionable discotheque. He moved west in 1967 and worked at the Avalon Ballroom (where he did sound for Janis Joplin & Blood and Sweat & Tears, to name but a few). He also tour managed the SF Shakespeare Company and traveled the world as a stage manager for Royal Viking Line. He has also worked as a sound engineer, managed a number of bay area bands, Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen & AB Skhy, and worked as a booking agent before arriving at his present position with the Mountain Play, which he loves and looks forward to each spring.