2022 Annual Statewide Festival

MTA 2022 is scheduled to be a live event that will take place January 13 – 16, 2022 at The MSU Riley Center in Meridian. HERE is a list of festival hotels. Registration for groups will go live in November. A full schedule of the events is HERE.  A full schedule of workshops is HERE.

Registration is closed, but onsite registration for individuals will be allowed.

The most up-to-date information regarding MTA 2022 and MTA’s upcoming events is located HERE.

Instead of block passes this year, MTA will be offering $25 festival passes to those who are coming to see the productions only. A $25 festival pass does not include workshops or networking opportunities.


Click HERE for Community Theatre Organizational Registration. Each organizational membership includes TWO registrations for the 2022 MTA State Festival. Deadline December 15.


Click HERE for Secondary Theatre Organizational and Festival Registration. Deadline December 15.

2022 MTA MSU Riley Center Tour

Join us for MTA 2022 at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, Mississippi January 13-16, 2022. This video tours 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 August 1, 2021, until October 1, 2021.

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-Regisgter 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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Community Theatre Registration
Community Theatres REGISTER HERE!
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MTA Events Update
This is an up to date document tracking the status of MTA Events for the 2021-2022 season.
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