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:

  • MTA Teacher Workshop – Mississippi University for Women – Columbus, MS – October 6 & 7, 2017. $50 Non-Members / $40 Members. CEUs will be available. Focused workshops include: What is MTA, How to Participate in The Secondary Festival, The New Middle School Festival, the New State Theatre Standards, Mask Making with Tim Matheny from Mississippi State University and More. Click here to register. Click here for agenda.
  • Playwriting Competition deadline:  November 1, 2017. Click here for more information.
  • Dramafest – December 1 & 2 2017
  • MTA Theatre Festival — January 11-14, 2018 — Mississippi University for Women — Columbus, MS

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