YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK
2016 Fiscal Year Budget Breakdown
Benefits to the Community:
- Increases engagement in live performing arts by exposing a broad audience to high quality musical theatre.
- Enriches lives by annually hosting underserved communities, introducing children and adults to a day in nature and their first theatre experience.
- Promotes environmental citizenship by bringing 12 to 15 thousand people each year to the State Park and providing education about their natural environment.
- Builds a healthy community by supporting organizations from retirement homes and Scout Troops to service organizations and local schools.
- Supports the local economy by bringing customers from three counties to patronize Marin's businesses.
- Enhances the quality of life in Marin by providing jobs and training for hundreds of theatre and musical artists each year.
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Outreach to the Hearing Impaired:
In 1980, the Mountain Play introduced sign language interpretation at its performances on Mount Tamalpais.
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.
Outreach to Youth and Under-served Communities:
Since 1993, the Day on the Mountainoutreach program has introduced more than 2,000 low-income or at-risk children and adults to musical theatre and the 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 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 for Arts Education and Performance:
Since 2011, the "Play for Arts Sake" outreach program has provided FREE tickets for children ages 13 and under to opening day of South Pacific, half-priced tickets for children ages 3 to 13 to all other performances and helped raise money for local arts programs with 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.