MTA 2024 State Festival

IMPAC Center on MGCCC’s Harrison County Campus

January 11 – 14, 2024 – Gulfport, MS

The Mississippi Theatre Association State Festival is a four-day event that includes college auditions, scholarship opportunities, one-act play festivals, theatre for youth festivals, individual events for high school students and adults, and workshops. MTA Festival is the one time each year that theatre-makers of all disciplines from across the state can gather together and celebrate each other’s work. Join us for MTA 2024! Mississippi Does Great Theatre!

School Registration will be HERE in early December

This is where you will find the school registration information for the 2024 MTA Annual Theatre Festival. The organizational school registration deadline will be due December 15! Purchase order numbers must be turned in at this time. There will be no refunds after the December 15 registration deadline.

2024 Letter to Theatre Teachers

This letter of introduction explains the opportunities available for school groups and theatre teachers for the upcoming theatre festival. Information for MTA 2024 will be posted in early September.

Code of Conduct

All students attending MTA State Festival must sign a Code of Conduct form. This is to ensure that all participants are aware of theatre etiquette and behavior expectations throughout the regional and state theatre festivals.

iMPAC Center Floor Plan, Stage Layout, & Tech Rider

iMPAC Floor Plan
iMPAC Stage Layout – Version 1
iMPAC Stage Layout – Version 2
iMPAC Tech Rider
2024 Gulfport, MS Festival Space Video
Ad Sales/Sponsorship Packages

Here is information on MTA’s Ad Sales/Sponsorship Packages. Information for MTA 2024 will be posted in early September.

2024 MTA Festival Schedule

The MTA 2024 festival schedule will be posted in early January.

Resources for Junior & Senior Auditions

Tips for College and University Auditions

A video explaining what colleges are looking for in their top high school recruits at MTA.

Portfolio Pointers 

David Carter, Theatre Department Chair at Mississippi University for Women gives pointers on how to create a portfolio for students auditioning for technical theatre.

How to Mark Sheet Music

This video walks auditionees through the process of marking sheet music for a live audition.

Sample Audition

This video shows sample auditions for the MTA College & University auditions.

Monologue only – 60 seconds

Monologue + song – 90 seconds

MTA Scholarship

$500 to a deserving high school senior who intends to pursue a theatre degree at a Mississippi college or university.