Welcome to the MTA Website
The mission of the Metrolina Theatre Association is to increase the relevance of theatre in our community and improve the environment for theatre artists in the Charlotte region through advocacy, education, and networking.
MTA members – we ALL have fallen short. We recognize we all have failed to represent our community.
We echo the words of an unknown artist “art is a waking agent, not a sedative”. We have a duty to our community and the arts to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. We challenge all our members, both organizations and individuals to hold themselves and each other accountable to our mission and your respective organization’s mission. Our communities need us now more than ever. Our large, present, dedicated diverse family members need us now, MORE. THAN. EVER.
What can you do to help? Educate YOURSELF.
Do not put this job on your family.
It is your responsibility. Take action. It is not enough to feel bad and to apologize. Write to your organization leadership and ask what actions they plan to take for all members of their community.
Here are some Facebook groups that can help you diversify your organization’s boards, staff, and artists:
- ~ National Black Theatre Festival
- ~ Black Theatre in North Carolina
- ~ The African American Playwrights Group
- ~ The Latin American Coalition
- ~ The North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations
- ~ WoC Theatre
- ~ POC Actors of Charlotte
- ~ Latinx Artists and Cultural Workers
There are more and share what others you find.
Art does not discriminate and as an artist neither should you.
Black Lives Matter. Lives of color matter. MTA will continue to promote and celebrate all. Stay STRONG. Stay SAFE. Be KIND. Be COMPASSIONATE.
#blacklivesmatter #livesofcolormatter #wehaveanillness #itsnotcovid
Awesome Virtual Workshop!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual workshop on July 8! And thank you Rod Oden of Lee Street Theatre for sharing your time and immense knowledge and expertise. Our theatre family is much richer and meaningful during these surreal times due to Rod's presence. Thank you all!
Time to Renew Your Membership!
The MTA membership years runs from July 1 to June 30. Now is a great time to renew your membership for the 2020-2021 MTA season!
New to MTA? Join now and your membership will extend through June 30, 2021.
The MTA Technical Talent Database
We're pleased to announce the addition of this new section to our site, which lists technical talent -- stage managers, sound designers, directors, etc. --- available in the Charlotte metro area.
If you are producing theatre in Charlotte or the surrounding region, check this list for a directory of the talented individuals who can help make your show a success!
If you have technical expertise in producing theatre, be sure to add your name to the list and let Charlotte theatre producers know about you. The list is free and is not limited to MTA members. (But if you aren't a member, you should be!)Visit the Tech Talent Directory