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 has been on the Mountain Play team for 18 years, starting as a member of the Board of Directors in 2001. After serving as Development Chair for six years, she was tapped to fill the Executive Director role in spring 2007. In her 12 years as Executive Director/ Producer, she helped to successfully lead the organization through the great recession and through its 100th anniversary year. In fall 2018 she passed the baton to Eileen Grady and is now focusing her efforts on building long term strategic growth and fundraising for a sustainable Mountain Play. She has worked in non-profit management for more than 30 years with a variety of organizations in the Bay Area including the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Conservation Corps North Bay, and Mother Jones Magazine.
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 is a Banana Slug marine biology graduate and Mountain Play alumnus. She grew up locally and was cast in her first Mountain Play in Jim Dunn’s 1998 HELLO DOLLY. 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 COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Robyn, Livermore Shakespeare) COMEDY OF ERRORS (Adrianna; SF Shakespeare Festival Tour), Best of Playground ‘21 (Various; Playground SF), THE 39 STEPS (the ladies; Ross Valley Players), and more.
Michael VogelSpecial Events Producer
2019 marks Michael’s 20th season with the Mountain Play. He served on the Board of Directors for six years, prior to becoming Special Events Producer in 2007, where he focuses on booking pre-show entertainment as well as overseeing and coordinating the annual raffle. His favorite experience was during the run of “Wizard of Oz” in 2007, where he called the plane that circled the amphitheater pulling a “Surrender Dorothy” banner. His theatrical career began as an assistant stage manager at 16 with a children’s theater company based in New York City. He spun records at a fashionable discotheque in New York City before moving to the West Coast in 1967, where at The Avalon Ballroom he was the stage manager and soundman. There he did sound for Janis Joplin, Blood, Sweat & Tears & Buddy Guy, to name but a few. He tour managed the SF Shakespeare Company and traveled the world as stage manager for Royal Viking Line. Each spring he looks forward to the Mountain Play’s new production with a burst of enthusiasm and joy.