Registration

2023 Annual Statewide Festival

MTA 2023 is scheduled to be a live event that will take place January 12 – 15, 2023 in Tupelo, Mississippi.  HERE will be a list of festival hotels by September 1. Registration for groups will go live in November. A full schedule of the events will be listed HERE in early January.  A full schedule of workshops will be listed HERE in early January.

The Board of Directors will be discussing block passes at their summer board meeting. The prices will be listed here by November 1.

COMMUNITY THEATRE REGISTRATION

Community Theatre Organizational Registration will be found HERE by November 1. The deadline for the Community Theatre Festival will be December 1.

SECONDARY THEATRE REGISTRATION

HERE will be the link for Secondary Theatre Organizational and Festival Registration. The deadline for registration will be December 15.

2023 MTA Tupelo, MS Virtual Tour

Join us for MTA 2023 in Tupelo, MS January 12-15, 2023. A video tour of the festival spaces will be found here on September 1. The video will feature the performances spaces for Secondary, Community Theatre, and Theatre for Youth festivals as well as the spaces for the Vendor and College & University booths, Technical Individual Events, and Adult Individual Events.

Playwriting Competition

The MTA Playwriting Competitions are designed to recognize and promote the works of Mississippi playwrights and are open to all writers currently located in Mississippi.

Winners in the Adult and Youth competitions receive staged readings at the MTA Festival and cash prizes–$500 for Adult winners, $250 for Youth winners.

Submissions are accepted from April 1, 2022, until October 1, 2022.

For questions, contact Tonya Hays, Youth Playwriting Chair, or Sarah Grammar, Adult Playwriting Chair.

Playwriting Contest Guidelines
Submit original works HERE
Playwriting – 10 Days to Play Resource

Notable Theatre Festivals

Mississippi is home to several other theatre festivals. Visit the links below for more information

Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival

WATCH the 2021 Festival Live Stream

Mississippi Educational Theatre Association

Mississippi Thespians Website
Pre-Register for 2022 Mississippi ThesCon
Chapter Select Intent to Perform
Festival Archive
This is a record of past festivals held through the Mississippi Theatre Association.
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