MTA’s annual statewide festival brings Mississippi’s best theatre to local communities.
The theatres competing during the Secondary Festival pre-qualify for the event during the December regional festivals held at the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University. The top three winners from each of the regions attends the MTA statewide festival, held each January in a different region of the state.
January 12 – 15, 2017, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
- High School Festival – Registration will open mid October.
- Theatre for Youth Festival – A non-competitive festival for theatre troupes who wish to perform to an elementary school audience. Registration will open mid September.
- College/University Auditions – An opportunity for aspiring university applicants and professional actors to hone their auditions skills. Registration will open mid October.
- Community Theatre Festival – Registration will open early October. Registration will open mid October.
- 10-Minute Play Festival – A collaborative playwriting and performing experience. Registration will open mid October.
- Playwriting Competition – Registration is open April 1 – November 1.
- Individual Events Festival – A chance for high school students to shine on their own or in small groups. – Registration will open mid October. IEF YOUTH RULES 2017-2018
Get information on past festivals, including programs, photos, videos, and award winners.
- 2018 Annual Statewide Festival
- 2015 Annual Statewide Festival
- 2014, Vicksburg, MS
- 2013 – Columbus, MS