Mountain Play Sponsorship Benefits to the Community
- Involve a broad and diverse audience by providing inspirational high quality performances.
- Engage children in their first live theatre experience and encourage a lifelong love of theatre.
- Share the environmental beauty of Mount Tamalpais State Park with its future stewards and protectors.
- Build community by annually engaging a broad range of local organizations.
- Improve the quality of performing arts opportunities in the Bay Area for artists and patrons.
Outreach to Youth and Under-served Communities
Since 1993, the Day on the Mountain outreach program has introduced low-income and at-risk children and adults to musical theatre and the healing natural beauty of Mount Tamalpais State Park. Working with Bay Area social service agencies, the Mountain Play provides reserved seating tickets, a guided nature hike on the mountain, boxed lunches, show tee-shirts and round-trip transportation.
Outreach for Arts Education and Performance
Since 2011, the Play for Arts Sake outreach program has provided free or discounted tickets to Mountain Play performances for children ages 13 and under. We have also helped raise money for local arts programs such as: Can Do! (foundation for Dixie School District), Kiddo! (foundation for Mill Valley School District), Youth in Arts, San Rafael High School and Terra Linda High School.
Outreach to Seniors
Since 1995, the Mountain Play has also presented an annual concert performance at The Redwoods senior community in Mill Valley for an audience of patrons who can no longer make it up to the mountain.
Outreach to the Hearing Impaired
In 1980, the Mountain Play introduced sign language interpretation at its performances on Mount Tamalpais, and every year hearing interpreters sign at least one performance. No special reservation required.
Outreach to the Physically Challenged
In the early 1980s, special accommodations were developed for patrons with wheelchairs, including the grading of a path to the theatre and the construction of a shaded wheelchair platform.