The Annual Statewide theatre festival is held in January and moves around the state in order to provide different areas of the state with the opportunity to host the festival. The festival brings to the local communities an abundance of theatre opportunities that showcase some of the best theatre in Mississippi. The MTA statewide festival consists of 6 festivals wrapped in one weekend. The festival consists of the:
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.
Theatres or communities interested in hosting an MTA Festival can review the checklist and host requirements by downloading this document.
Last updated: July 2007.