Category archives: Playwriting

  • Have you ever wanted to see your script come to life? Winners of the Mississippi Theatre Association’s Annual Playwriting Competition receive not only the chance to realize that dream during the annual festival, but also receive a check for their hard work. The winner of the Adult division will receive a $500 award while the winner of the Youth division will receive a $250 award. All scripts will have the opportunity to be reviewed by various judges throughout the state. The goal of th[...]
  • Help us spread the word! Send it to your friends, post it to your facebook accounts and tweet about it.   Playwriting is a unique discipline. It gives a writer the hope of having his/her words realized by others – literally putting words into the hands of directors and the mouths of actors. It’s a truly collaborative art form, and one we’re proud to celebrate at the Mississippi Theatre Association festival. Since 2007, MTA has been issuing a call for original scripts by Mississippi playwrights[...]
  • Are you a playwright (or an aspiring playwright)? We want to support you – and beyond encouraging you to submit to the MTA Playwriting Competition, we want to provide resources to help you with your development as a playwright. We want to help you strengthen your playwriting abilities...so here are some tips on how to “HONE” your skills: How-To: Some Basic Resources to get you started! Website resources. There are some wonderful resources online – Google “playwriting resources” and yo[...]
  • The Mississippi Theatre Association announces its CALL FOR SCRIPTS for the annual Adult and Youth Playwriting Competition.  Spend your summer writing or polish up your favorite original one-act script.  Submit your entry from now until September 1, 2009.  The winner of the adult competition will win $500 and the youth winner will win $250.  Both scripts will receive a staged reading at the 2010 Festival in January 2010.   Please help us spread the word about this competition and call for scrip[...]