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2012 MTA Theatre Festival/Convention –

It is time for MTA to return to the Mississippi gulf coast! Gulfport, MS is the location of the 2012 MTA Theatre Festival and planning is already underway thanks to festival hosts Ryan Pierini, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Tonya Hays, WINGS.

The last time we were on the coast was in 2004 when our main host site was Biloxi Middle School. This year we are fortunate to return to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus for the High School and Community Theatre Productions. We will be at the Central Elementary School in Gulfport for the Theatre for Youth productions and at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for the 10-Minute Play Festival. The Festival will be held January 12-15, 2012.

If you are interested in assisting with the local arrangements, please contact Ryan Pierini at ryan.pierini@mgccc.cc.ms.us or Tonya Hays at tshays777@aol.com.


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Jefferson Davis Campus
2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport, MS Get Directions

Festival Schedule:

Festival Information / Registration


Throughout the festival we have a variety of workshops that we offer to attendees. These are presented by festival adjudicators, theatre educators at the college/university level as well as theatre professionals from around the state. These high quality workshops are intented to provide attendees with professional development opportunities that can enhance their knowledge and skills.

Hotel Information:

  • Comfort Suites  (Get Directions)
    9121 Hwy. 49
    Gulfport, MS 39503
    (228) 678-9001
    Rate:  $84 (singles and doubles)
    Cut off:  January 2, 2012
  • Quality Inn  (Get Directions)
    9435 Hwy 49
    Gulfport, MS 39503
    (228) 864-7222
    Rate: $64.99
    Cut off:  January 5, 2012
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites (Get Directions)
    15151 Turkey Creek Drive
    Gulfport, MS 39503
    (228) 822-9000
    Rate:  $89
    Cut off:  December 23, 2011


MTA greatly appreciates its festival sponsors:


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