The Secondary Division is one of the most active divisions within MTA. Each year, there are two regional festivals which pre-qualify schools to attend the Mississippi Theatre Association’s Festival. The regional festivals are hosted by Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. The festivals are held the first weekend in December.

The division also hosts continuing education / professional development workshops to assist teachers teaching theatre arts. CEU credits are typically given for attendance at the Festival/Convention and for the continuing education workshops.

If you need assistance getting your theatre program off the ground or if you need advice with productions or your curriculum, feel free to contact one of the division chairs listed below or the Executive Director. We are here and willing to assist you in making your program the best it can be!

Important Dates:

      • 2020 MTA Teacher Workshop

        Friday, September 11
      • 4:30 pm – Welcome & What Is MTA – Suz Allmon, MTA Secondary Chair/ Oak Grove High School; Cindy Howie, MTA Secondary Vice Chair / Tishomingo County High School
      • 4:45 pm – Playwriting – Kris Lee, Mississippi University for Women
      • 5:45 pm – Set Safety – Tim Matheny, MTA Past President / William Carey University; Craig Dettman & Jay Morris, The University of Southern Mississippi
      • 6:45 pm – Q&A – Suz Allmon & Cindy Howie
        Saturday, September 12
      • 9:00 pm – Devised Theatre – Tonya Hays, Mississippi State University; Carrie Ferguson-Bellew- Long Beach High School
      • 2:30 pm – Stage to Stream – Carrie Ferguson-Bellew – Long Beach High School
      • 3:30 pm – MTA 2021 Festival Questions
        Register for the MTA 2020 Teacher Workshop HERE


    • Playwriting Competition:
      Opens April 1, Closes November 1, 2020. Click here for more information.




Important Information:

Mississippi High School Theatres:
4 Records Found
Theatre NameAddressWebsite
Hattiesburg High School Hattiesburg, MS Website
Oak Grove Theatre Oak Grove High School Hattiesburg, MS Website
St. Martin Players St. Martin High School, Ocean Springs, MS Website
WINGS Performing Arts Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport, MS Website