• Mississippi Theatre Association

    • Supporting school, community, and professional theatre programs throughout Mississippi

    • Support your local theatre!

    • Check the calendar to find upcoming events in your area

    • Event calendar
    • Celebrate plays and acting

    • MTA's annual Festivals and Competitions give young talent a chance to shine

    • Read more
    • Nurture theatre's next generation

    • MTA's awards and scholarships honor the talent and determination of high school players

    • Read more


  • The Mississippi Theatre Association supports school, community, and professional theatre programs throughout Mississippi by providing workshops, scholarship programs, awards, and festivals.


SETC Screening Auditions


  • For more information contact SETC State Auditions Coordinator, Lee Crouse


Town Hall Meetings


  • Thank you to everyone who came out to the MTA Coast Town Hall Meeting at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
  • We will continue to hold Town Hall Meetings across the state to discuss:
    • What is MTA
    • How can MTA help you
    • Grants
    • Theatre Advocacy
    • And more
  • If you would be interested in having a Town Hall Meeting for your community, contact Executive Director, Stacy Howell, at execdir@mta-online.org


Theatre Advocacy

The MS Department of Education will be hosting meetings at 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm on the following dates and places:

Sept. 1  –  Natchez Steckler Building

Sept. 19  – Cleveland DSU Jacob Center

Sept. 22  – Tupelo ICC Belden

Sept. 26  – Gulfport Knight Non-Profit Center

Sept. 29  – Jackson JSU Research and Dev Center

Oct. 13  – Hernando DeSoto County Central Office

This is an excellent opportunity to make our voices heard about how theatre plays a role in all levels of education.

Please review the Arts in Education information and join educators and arts advocates from across the state to make our voices known.


Featured News

  • The MTA 2017 Playwriting Festival is now open for submissions. Registration for the Adult and Youth Playwriting Festival will close on November 1.
  • Click here to download the “new” MTA Brochure.
  • For additions / deletions in your contact information please contact your division chair. We would like to make sure that all theatre’s information is up to date so that the correct representative receives our e-blasts, and festival and workshop information.