Bellwether was a nice, safe place to live. People knew each other. They looked out for each other. Bad things didn't happen there. That was until six-year-old Amy Draft went missing. As the police investigation progresses, speculation in the media and the neighborhood becomes critical and suspicious of Amy's parents. But her disappearance is not what it seems and is only a glimpse of what lurks below the gated suburban community's perfection.

Written by MTC's 2010 Playwright in Residence Steve Yockey, this suspenseful fairy tale for adults will haunt you long after the house lights have come up.

Length of Show

One hour, forty minutes (includes one intermission)


MTC Engaged Special Events

Theater Lecture Series

September 29 | 7:00pm

FREE public lecture at Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley

After Words

October 9 | 2:00pm

After our Sunday Preview matinee in the Boyer Theatre, Margot Melcon, MTC's Literary Manager/Dramaturg, will conduct a post-show interview with a special guest.

Director's Night

October 12 & 26

Lively post-show conversations with the director and/or cast members on two Wednesday evenings.


October 20 | Matinee only

(show at 1pm, pre-show talk at noon)
A topical speaker (TBA) will offer insights into the play. Bring your bag lunch. Coffee & cookies will be served.


  • Arwen Anderson*

    Arwen Anderson*

    Jackie Draft

    Arwen Anderson (Jackie Draft) has appeared at MTC in A Streetcar Named Desire. She recently appeared in the world premiere of Amanda Dehnert's The Verona Project at Cal Shakes. Other Bay Area theater credits include An Accident, Mauritius, Mrs. Whitney, Expedition 6 and The Rules of Charity at Magic Theatre; Love in American Times at San Jose Rep; Lobby Hero and The Shape of Things at Aurora Theatre Company; Tales of the City (workshop) at A.C.T.; Nickel & Dimed at TheatreWorks and Brava! for Women in the Arts; as well as roles with Marines Memorial Theatre, Encore Theatre Company, Word for Word and Climate Theater. Her film work includes Hog Island, Ashley 22 and Dark Retreat. Anderson graduated with degrees in Theatre and Psychology from Wesleyan University, is a local singer/songwriter and trains and teaches aerial silk and trapeze at the Circus Center of San Francisco.

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  • Jessica Lynn Carroll*

    Jessica Lynn Carroll*

    Amy Draft

    Jessica Lynn Carroll (Amy Draft) makes her MTC debut in Bellwether. She recently appeared in Boeing-Boeing at CenterREP. She has appeared in Auctioning the Ainsleys and New Works Festival productions of The Burnt Part Boys, Asphalt Beach and The Funkentimne Rapture at TheatreWorks; Urinetown (San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee) and Ragtime at Foothill Music Theatre; Our Town at Palo Alto Players; and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Theatre on San Pedro Square. She has participated in readings of new plays at PlayGround and Playwright's Foundation. Carroll earned a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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  • Rachel Harker*

    Rachel Harker*

    Maddy Schafer

    Rachel Harker (Maddy) makes her MTC debut in Bellwether. She recently appeared in Legacy of Light and The Dresser at San Jose Rep and The Glass Menagerie with San Jose Rep on Tour. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in Bill W. and Dr. Bob. In the Boston area, Harker won Elliot Norton and Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for her portrayal of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at New Repertory Theatre, as well as Elliot Norton Awards for her roles in Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes and The Lover at New Repertory Theatre and The Cutting at Stoneham Theatre. Other theater credits include Sherlock's Last Case at American Stage Festival, Lend Me a Tenor at Lyric Stage and Private Lives at the Public Theatre in Maine. Her film work includes Disney's The Game Plan, The Invention of Lying, Don MacKay and The Legend of Lucy Keyes.

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  • Patrick Jones*

    Patrick Jones*

    Neighbor 6 / Detective 2

    Patrick Jones (Neighbor 6/Detective 2) makes his main stage debut in Bellwether at MTC, where he has appeared in the School Tour productions of Animal vs. Animal: an Aesop's Fables Mashup and TALL Tales. His recent Bay Area credits include Metamorphosis at Aurora Theatre Company, Exit, Pursued by a Bear at Crowded Fire Theater, Taboos at National Center for New Plays at Stanford, Under Milk Wood at Stanford Summer Theater, The Real Thing at Livermore Shakespeare Festival and How to Write a New Book for the Bible at TheatreWorks New Works Festival. He has appeared in New York at Personal Space Theatrics, New York Classical Theater and 52nd Street Project, and, nationally, at Denver Center, Florida Studio Theater, Northern Stage in Vermont, Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater Festival and Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Jones received his MFA from Case Western Reserve University.

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  • Marissa Keltie

    Marissa Keltie

    Neighbor 2 / Reporter 2

  • Gabriel Marin*

    Gabriel Marin*

    Alan Draft

    Gabriel Marin (Alan Draft) has appeared at MTC in A Streetcar Named Desire. He recently appeared in Love in American Times at San Jose Rep, Wirehead at SF Playhouse, Collapse at Aurora Theatre Company and Superior Donuts at TheatreWorks. Locally, he has appeared at A.C.T., Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, Black Box Theatre, Center REP, Central Works, Magic Theatre, PlayGround, San Francisco Fringe Festival, San Jose Rep, The Jewish Theatre, Thick Description, Word for Word and Z Space. East Bay Express named Marin "Best Actor" in their Best of the East Bay 2010 issue. He has performed on NBC, CBS, PBS and the BBC.

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  • Liz Sklar*

    Liz Sklar*

    Neighbor 4 / Reporter 1

    Liz Sklar (Neighbor 4/Reporter 1) has appeared at MTC in Seagull and is currently an MTC teacher in residence at Martin Luther King Junior Academy in Marin City (funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts' Shakespeare in American Communities program). Her Bay Area credits include Care of Trees at Shotgun Players, A Christmas Carol at A.C.T., The Tempest at Cal Shakes, The Winter's Tale at Marin Shakespeare Company and The Foreigner at Ross Valley Players. In New York, she most recently played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Mortal Folly Theatre. Other regional credits include Philistines, The Lady from the Sea, The Servant of Two Masters, Village Wooing, Little Shop of Horrors, Good Breeding and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She co-starred with Stacy Keach in Imbued, now touring film festivals worldwide. Sklar holds a BA in Theater Arts from Brown University, an MFA in Acting from A.C.T. and has been training with the SITI Company in New York.

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  • Mollie Stickney*

    Mollie Stickney*

    Neighbor 3 / Reporter 3

    Mollie Stickney (Neighbor 3/Reporter 3) has appeared at MTC in Fuddy Meers and Happy Now?. She has performed throughout the Bay Area at theaters such as A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, Theater on the Square and SF Playhouse. She is a graduate of A.C.T.'s MFA program. Film credits include Out on a Limb, The Confessional and the upcoming Love and Taxes starring Josh Kornbluth.

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  • Danny Wolohan*

    Danny Wolohan*

    Neighbor 5 / Detective 1

    Danny Wolohan (Neighbor 5/Detective 1) makes his MTC debut in Bellwether. He is a member of Campo Santo and the ESP Project, resident companies at Intersection for the Arts. With ESP, he appeared in the world premieres of One Window, Orbit and 51802. With Campo Santo, he appeared in seven world premieres and collaborated with such writers as Denis Johnson, Dave Eggers, Philip Kan Gotanda, Octavio Solis and Jessica Hagedorn. Wolohan has been nominated for several San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards and received the Dean Goodman Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was named SF Weekly's Best Ensemble Actor of 2006, Bay Area Reporter's Best Drag Performance of 2005 and was featured on the cover of American Theatre Magazine as one of seven actors in the nation one should travel to see. Wolohan currently lives in New York City, where he and playwright Will Eno recently won the Williamsburg Brooklyn Doubles Tennis Championship.

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  • Kathryn Zdan

    Kathryn Zdan

    The Doll

    Kathryn Zdan (The Doll) makes her MTC debut in Bellwether. She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Yockey's Disassembly at Impact Theatre. Other Bay Area credits include Lend Me a Tenor and Romeo and Juliet at Livermore Shakespeare Festival, This World in a Woman's Hands at Shotgun Players, Cabaret at Center REP, Forever Never Comes at Crowded Fire, Oliver! at Berkeley Playhouse, Engaged at Shakespeare Santa Cruz and The Shape of Things at Worklight Theatre. Nationally, Zdan has performed with the Dell'Arte Company and, internationally, with the Amsterdam-based street performance group Warner & Consorten. She earned a BFA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MFA from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She teaches physical theater and acting at Tamalpais High School's Conservatory Theater Ensemble. She is a Mill Valley native.

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  • Roselyn Hallett

    Roselyn Hallett


    Roselyn Hallett (Understudy) is working with MTC for the first time on Bellwether. Her Bay Area credits include The House of Blue Leaves at Jewel Theatre Company, Home Below Zero at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Imaginary Love at Hapgood Theatre Company, Killer Joe with Renegade Theatre Experiment, The Glass Menagerie at Pear Avenue Theatre and California Conservatory Theatre, Doubt at New Conservatory Theatre, Under Milk Wood and Translations at Stanford Summer Theater and Mrs. Warren's Profession at Cal Shakes (understudy). Hallett holds degrees in Drama and English from Stanford University.

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Creative Team

  • Steve Yockey


    Steve Yockey (Playwright) is a roaming company member with Out of Hand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and his plays have been produced around the country and in Asia. His Bay Area theater credits include CARTOON, Sleepy, Large Animal Games and Disassembly at Impact Theatre; Skin at Climate Theater and Encore Theatre Company; and Octopus at Magic Theatre and Encore. This season, afterlife - a ghost story is receiving a National New Play Network (NNPN) rolling world premiere at Southern Rep in New Orleans, New Repertory Theatre in Boston and Edgemar Center for the Arts in Los Angeles. Yockey's published works Octopus, CARTOON, Large Animal Games and Subculture (collected short plays) are available from Samuel French. His other plays include Wonder, Feverish, Heavier Than... and The Thrush & the Woodpecker. Yockey holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is a recent recipient of a Coca-Cola Artist Residency to teach dramatic structure at Emory University. After completing a yearlong NNPN playwriting residency with Marin Theatre Company, Yockey now lives and works in Los Angeles.

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  • Ryan Rilette


    Ryan Rilette (Director) is in his fifth season as producing director at MTC, where he has directed Fuddy Meers, In The Red and Brown Water, boom and Magic Forest Farm. He will direct God of Carnage later this season. From 2002 to 2008, Rilette served as producing artistic director of Southern Rep in New Orleans, where he directed the world premieres of The Breach, Rising Water, The Sunken Living Room, The Vulgar Soul and The House of Plunder, and regional premieres of Kimberly Akimbo, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, and In Walks Ed. He has also directed for A.C.T.'s MFA program, New Theatre in Miami, the Tennessee Williams Festival, Soho Rep and The Flea, among others. He is president of the National New Play Network, co-founder and former executive artistic director of Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company in New York, and a former professor at Tulane and Loyola Universities.

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  • Giulio Cesare Perrone

    Set Designer

    Giulio Cesare Perrone (Scenic Designer) has designed sets for MTC's productions of Tartuffe (also Director and Costume Designer), Killer Joe, Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors, Visions of Kerouac, The Music Lesson, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Bloodknot and Kindertransport. Also a playwright and stage director, he has worked on over 150 American theater and opera productions. His credits include San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Jose Rep, Festival Opera, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Opera San José, Cal Shakes, TheatreWorks, A Travelling Jewish Theatre and the Alley Theatre. Perrone recently co-founded the Inferno Theatre Company, which premiered its first show, Galileo's Daughters, in September 2010. He received Pew Charitable Trusts/Theatre Communications Group National Theatre Artists Residency Program grants in 2000 to adapt John Milton's Paradise Lost and in 2002 to adapt The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. Perrone began his career in his native Italy until he moved to the U.S. in 1995.

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  • York Kennedy+

    Lighting Designer

    York Kennedy (Lighting Designer) has designed lighting for MTC's productions of In the Red and Brown Water (also Set Designer), My Name is Asher Lev, The Last Schwartz and Communicating Doors. His designs have been seen in theaters across America and in Europe including Arena Stage, The Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Repertory, A.C.T., Sacramento Opera, the Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Yale Rep, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Goodspeed Musicals and the Denver Center. Awards for theatrical lighting include the Dramalogue, San Diego Drama Critics Circle, Back Stage West Garland, Arizoni Theatre Award and the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. In the dance world, Kennedy has designed for Malashock Dance, Brian Webb and Tracey Rhodes. As an architectural lighting designer, he has designed both nationally and internationally numerous themed environments, theme park, residential, retail, restaurant and museum projects including the Sony Metreon Sendak Playspace in San Francisco, Warner Bros. Movie World in Madrid, Le Centre de Loisirs in Morocco and The LEGO Racers 4D attraction in Germany, Denmark, England and the U.S.A. He is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts and the Yale School of Drama.

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  • Fumiko Bielefeldt+

    Costume Designer

    Fumiko Bielefeldt (Costume Designer) has designed costumes for MTC's productions of Edward Albee's Tiny Alice, Equivocation, What the Butler Saw, Lovers & Executioners, Frozen, Displaced, Fugitive Kind, Indiscretions and Candida. Other recent credits include Miss Julie at Aurora Theatre; Sense and Sensibility, Snow Falling on Cedars, Light in the Piazza, Twentieth Century and Caroline, or Change at TheatreWorks; Evie's Waltz at Magic Theatre; and Emma for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Her designs have also appeared at A.C.T., Cal Shakes, Theatre of Yugen and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. In Japan, she has designed for Tokyo Theatre of Children and Tokyo Shitamachi Festival. Fumiko has received many awards, including the Barbara Bladen Porter Special Award, San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Dean Goodman Choice, Back Stage West Garland and Drama-Logue awards.

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  • Chris Houston

    Composer & Sound Designer

    Chris Houston (Composer and Sound Designer) is a pianist, composer and sound designer. He has designed sound for MTC's productions of Seven Guitars, Edward Albee's Tiny Alice, Fuddy Meers, Seagull, Happy Now?, In the Red and Brown Water, Equivocation, Sunlight, boom, My Name is Asher Lev, Magic Forest Farm, Lydia, The Seafarer, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Love Person, A Streetcar Named Desire, said Saïd and Lovers & Executioners. Locally, his designs and compositions have been featured at A.C.T., Aurora Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, Center REP, Magic Theatre and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

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  • Seren Helday

    Properties Artisan

  • Courtney Ames*

    Stage Manager

    Courtney Ames (Stage Manager) has stage managed for MTC's productions of My Children! My Africa!, The Seafarer, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Found Objects. Her other stage management credits include The Full Monty and Little Shop of Horrors at American Musical Theatre of San Jose; Boleros for the Disenchanted at A.C.T.; Yellow Face, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Theophilus North and M. Butterfly at TheatreWorks; and La Serva Padrona and Trouble in Tahiti at San Francisco Opera. She holds an MFA in Stage Management from U.C. San Diego.

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* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers


  • "Audacious, entertaining and chilling... goes where few plays dare to tread... 'Bellwether' grabs your attention immediately and only tightens its grip as it zips along... [The play] packs quite a punch... [and] is, in short, fantastic. In every sense of the word."

    — Theater Dogs Blog Read full review
  • "A chilling production with an excellent cast... delightfully startling"

    — Marin IJ Read full review
  • "Sharp humor, fine acting and creative imagination... provide some fine entertainment."

    — San Francisco Chronicle Read full review
  • "BELLWETHER is a compelling concoction of mystery, horror, surrealism and tragedy, with a dash of laughter... MTC took a risk to stretch the boundaries by producing a play that few theater companies are capable of managing. Fortunately, this cast and crew are up to the challenge."

    — Marinscope Newspapers Read full review
  • "Mind-blowing… upends all expectations"

    — Bay Area Reporter Read full review
  • "Playwright Steve Yockey keeps audiences twisting as he provides all-too-real problems with dark and surreal answers. The drama and suspense hold throughout."

    — Pacific Sun
  • "Now in its 45th season, Marin Theatre Company once again shows how it earned its place as one of California's top regional theaters... The production of BELLWETHER at MTC presents stagecraft at its best... The result is a visual and emotional feast."

    — For All Events Read full review
  • "BELLWETHER is a hit! ... top-notch actors perform as a perfect ensemble... spot-on direction... brilliant set and staging... When you do go, and you should, you will be thoroughly entertained."

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  • "An intense (and often comical) evening of high-quality suspense"

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