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GHOST RANCH PRODUCTIONS was formed in 2001 for the first production of ALFRED STIEGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE, a passionate two-person play about the famed American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the father of modern photography, Alfred Stieglitz. After a successful critical and commercial run at The Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, California, GHOST RANCH PRODUCTIONS remounted the show at The Castle Green in Pasadena, at renowned painter Steve Houston’s art studio, Pixar Animation Studios, in Emeryville, California and most recently at the historic Maybeck Chick Mansion in Oakland. Future ventures include a Bay Area run of the play, with an extended tour of various cities across the country. Ghost Ranch also plans to produce original plays, while also focusing on developing them into films. A feature length film is currently in pre-production.
The specific purpose of GHOST RANCH PRODUCTIONS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is to produce a wide variety of exceptional plays, musicals and films. Future theatrical seasons will include exciting, quality work with an artistic commitment to challenging original, contemporary and classic scripts with emphasis on women’s projects. GHOST RANCH is also developing a teaching wing, which will provide an excellent intrduction to the creative process of writing, developing, and performing, this helping to create artists and audiences for the future. Additionally, our community outreach program will provide young girls and boys with an excellent introduction to the creative process of writing, developing, and performing original works, thus helping to create artists and audiences for the future.
Who We Are
Pam is a 25-year veteran of theatre, television, and film having spent most of her career in Chicago. She attended the University of Notre Dame and Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory in New York. As a producer, Pam co-founded Walker Productions in Chicago, producing several Joseph Jefferson Award nominated shows. Off-Broadway she co-produced Academy Award nominee John Logan’s critically acclaimed HAUPTMANN at the Cherry Lane Theatre, taking the entire Chicago cast to New York. She was a founding member of The Cypress Group, presenting THE SEA, and an evening of classical shorts, TOGETHER, ALONE TOGETHER. She also helped establish the Peninsula Players fall season in Door County, Wisconsin, which is now in its 21 st successful year. Pam founded GHOST RANCH PRODUCTIONS in 2001 when she was producer of the sold-out run of ALFRED STIEGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE in Los Angeles, which was nominated for Best Production – Artistic Director Achievement Awards – Valley Theatre League. She just finished directing the half-hour short film TRIFLES, which is presently being submitted to film festivals.
Mary-Pat is a member of the GHOST RANCH Board. She began her career as an actress, appearing on Broadway in the original casts of Hal Prince’s CANDIDE and SWEENEY TODD. As a director, her L.A. credits include ALFRED STIEGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE, Theresa Rebeck’s GREAT TO SEE YOU at the Tiffany Theatre, the award-winning ONCE IN A LIFETIME at the Hudson Theatre, and NUNCRACKERS, which received the ADA Award for Best Musical. Mary-Pat also directed the short film EVEN STEPHEN which was selected for screening at more than a dozen film festivals around the world. Besides keeping busy as a private acting coach, Mary-Pat’s film work includes YES MAN with Jim Carey, THE BREAKUP with Jennifer Aniston, IN HER SHOES, with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, xXx (Triple X) with Vin Diesel, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, and TWIN FALLS, IDAHO. Recent TV appearances include SAVING GRACE, THE MIDDLE, ELI STONE and MY NAME IS EARL. Mary-Pat has had recurring roles on THE WEST WING, SIX FEET UNDER, ANY DAY NOW, ALLY MCBEAL, THE DREW CAREY SHOW, and MARRIED, WITH CHILDREN, as well as guest star appearances on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ER, NYPD BLUE, FRIENDS, and MILLENIUM to name a few. Now based in New York, she’ll be appearing in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF as Big Mama in 2010, and recently was in the critically acclaimed THE WOMEN at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
John Walker is a Producer at Pixar Animation Studios and has extensive experience in live theatre. Prior to producing the Academy Award®-winning film THE INCREDIBLES, Walker served as associate producer for Warner Bros. OSMOSIS JONES and THE IRON GIANT. He is presently in pre-production for the live-action movie 1906.
A graduate of Notre Dame University, he continued his education at ACT in San Francisco before returning to Chicago. There he had a seven-year stint as Managing Director of the Tony Award winning Victory Gardens Theatre where he produced over 30 new plays. Walker also served as President of the League of Chicago Theatres for three years, as General Manager of the Royal George Theatre; Managing Director of Peninsula Players Theatre; and as General Manager for Cullen, Henaghan & Platt, a commercial theatre-producing partnership. Walker co-produced John Logan’s HAUPTMANN at New York’s Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre before moving his career into feature films at Warner Bros.