Sara Pearson, Executive Director/Producer
2015 marks Sara's eighth 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 20 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 ninth season with the Mountain Play and fifth as one of the producers. 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 over 25 years, 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! (Asst. Director), Wine, Women & Song: Benefit Concerts for the Fight Against Breast Cancer(Concert Artist/Asst. Producer) and The Breast of Broadway(Producer/Director).
Rachel Carlin, Development Associate
Rachel Carlin is thrilled to join the Mountain Play this year as a Development Associate. She has over ten years experience in arts administration and education. She has worked with many Bay Area arts nonprofit organizations including the Berkeley Symphony, the Crowden School, San Francisco Community Music Center, and Berkeley Chamber Performances. Rachel is an accomplished violinist and has performed with many local organizations including the Santa Cruz Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Fresno Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, and Vallejo Symphony. She has taught grades K - 12 music in the public schools. Rachel received the Nonprofit Emerging Leaders certification from the Center of Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in Marin and she holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. Rachel lives in Mill Valley with her husband and two school age children.
Evy Roy, Communications Associate
Evy is the newest member of the Mountain Play family as a Communications Associate. Hailing from Larkspur, she grew up performing in countless musicals with Marilyn Izdebski Productions in San Anselmo. During her time in community theatre, she grew to love the arts, teaching children, and building community. Evy's professional background is in marketing, communications, and social media. She has worked for both large and small nonprofits alike, brainstorming new ways to keep up with ever-changing technology. Evy is so excited to be a part of the rambunctious Mountain Play crew. She's glad her background in theatre and her studies of marketing and communications is being put to great use, all while she gets to enjoy the wonderful location and history of the Mountain Play!
Michael Vogel, Special Events Producer
This is Michael's 16th 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 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 over the audience with a banner that proclaimed "Surrender Dorothy." A commissioner for the Mill Valley Arts Commission for 5 years, as well as a board member and 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 Massachusettes. He moved on to spin records and emcee at The Scene in NYC. He moved west at 22 and worked at the Avalon Ballroom (where he did sound for Janis Joplin & Blood, 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 and worked as a booking agent before coming to his present position with the Mountain Play which he loves and looks forward to each spring.