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 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 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 this massive musical production on top of a state park mountain. 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), Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight (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
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. He is also involved with many of the special effects and hard to find items which help make the Mountain Play the magical place it is. 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. He is a former member of manly local boards including the Mill Valley Arts Commission, the Mill Valley Little League (where he announces All-Star games each year) and the Milley’s Committee, which he continues to stage manage each Fall. 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. He managed a number of Bay Area bands, including Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen & AB Skhy Blues Band. He worked as a theatrical booking agent as well as a DJ for KBOO-FM in Portland, OR. Each spring he looks forward to the Mountain Play’s new production with a burst of enthusiasm and joy.