As part of a statewide effort to bring theatres, performers and arts supporters together, the Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) is hosting a town hall meeting in Ocean Springs, MS on October 10, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Ocean Springs High School.
“We invite all theatre and arts enthusiasts from all types of theatres including community theatres, schools, college and universities, and home school programs to attend the meeting to learn more about the services offered by the MTA,” said Stephen Cunetto, Executive Director, Mississippi Theatre Association. “We also want to hear how we are doing and how we can better serve your community, schools and organizations,” he added.
Hosted by Sandra Camphor, Ocean Spring High School, attendees will also learn more about the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Poetry Out Loud program. The Poetry Out Loud discussion will be led by the chair Ken Bolinsky.
The mission of MTA is to foster appreciation of and participation in youth, college, community, high school, professional, and university theatre in Mississippi by sponsoring festivals, workshops, and retreats; communicating with members and the public; acting as an advocate to government agencies, business, and the public; recognizing excellence in performance and production; and sanctioning representatives to regional festivals. The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Wallace Foundation, Donna & Jim Barksdale, The Phil Hardin Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.