Sara Pearson, Executive Director/Producer
2018 marks Sara’s eleventh season as Executive Director/Producer. Sara completed her 6-year service as a member of the Mountain Play Board of Directors in September 2006. 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. Her expertise is in non-profit fundraising and membership.
Eileen Grady, 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).
Cindy Lang, Marketing Director
Cindy brings more than twenty-five years’ experience in Marketing and Communications in the arts, nonprofits, and events fields to the Mountain Play. She started her career in the music industry at Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, and has led Marketing and Communications outreach for organizations including Ice Castle International Training Center, Room to Read and Bay Club Marin. Cindy started CidLang Media in 2002, providing communications expertise to organizations such as the San Francisco International Film Festival, SF Sketchfest and SF Green Film Festival. She has a BA in English from the University of Southern California, studied documentary photography at Brooks Institute, and is an award-winning writer, photographer and video producer. She also is an improvisational comedy performer and singer and runs the annual NorCal Beaglefest, a gathering of hound dogs and their people in Sausalito. Cindy is a fourth generation Marin resident, whose great-grandparents made the Mountain Play pilgrimage in its earliest days!
Michael Vogel, Special Events Producer
This is Michael’s 19th year with the Mountain Play, starting 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.