Mission Statement:  The Monterey County Theatre Alliance is dedicated to promoting the quality, diversity and community of local live theatre and of the theatre artists in Monterey County.
Join MCTA
The Monterey County Theatre Alliance (MCTA) is a non-profit organization open to anyone interested in live theatre in Monterey County.

We facilitate communication and resource sharing among Monterey County Theatre groups, individuals, and the community, to develop an increased theatre awareness and a larger theatre-going public.  We also attempt to nurture the talents and resources of the theatrical community.
Our current Programs:

  • Monthly newsletter, The Back Stage
  • Actively managed Web Site, TheatreMonterey.org, where you find listings of current and future productions, audition announcements, special classes, and new Programs and activities
  • Two for one tickets from some of our local theatres.  See list below.
  • Two $1000 scholarships per year to high school or community college students studying theatre arts
  • Hands-on Technical Theatre Workshops, including training at Montery County performance theatre venues.

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Click the "Add to Cart" button below and select your membership level.
Before checking out, consider a donation to the scholarship fund.
No PayPal account?  One will be set up for you when you "check out."
Join using a paper form

Click on membership button below to fill out the form.
Print the completed application and mail with your check to:
MCTA PO Box 2531, Monterey, CA 93942

A Membership form is also on the last page of the Back Stage newsletter.

membership form
  Support MCTA's General Operating Fund

Don't have a PayPal account? PayPal will set one up when you contribute.​​
Become a Sustaining Supporter

Subscribe and contribute monthly.   
  
Want to learn more about MCTA?   Attend a monthly Board meeting or any MCTA event.  Use the "Send us a Message" form below to ask a question.  Or call Terry Blum, Director of Communications at (831)372-0895.

Membership in the MCTA renews annually on January 1st. New members are invited to join any time.

Annual dues are $20 for Individual Members, (digital only newsletter)
$10 for Full-time Students or Stage Society Members (digital only newsletter)
$30 for Affiliate Members and $60 for Producing Members
(There is an additional $10/yr for hardcopy newsletter to cover printing and mailing costs).
Show your MCTA membership card at the Venue's box office for Two-for-One Tickets

 Ariel Theatrical - any performance 
MPC Theatre Company - any performance
Pacific Repertory Theatre- any performance 
PaperWing Theatre Company - Fridays
Tom Parks Productions- any performance 
The Western Stage- any performance
​The Forest Theater Guild - Thursdays and Sundays excluding Films in the Forest

All Venues' two-for-one tickets are ​subject to availability
  
MCTA, a 501(c)(3) Tax ID #94-6163002,  is supported by grants, membership dues, and private donations.
  Publicity

MCTA provides a monthly newsletter and web site.

Back Stage, the monthly newsletter, lists current productions, auditions, calendars of current and theatres' scheduled plays, articles covering Monterey area theatre history, current activities; and local  actors, directors and tech-persons. The Backstage is either emailed as PDF or as paper copy via US mail.

The MCTA web site, TheatreMonterey.org, provides information about current (" Now Showing " page) and upcoming (" Coming Soon" page) productions from MCTA Producers and Affiliates..   The web site lists details about each show, i.e. the theatre,  show name, dates, a short description, and a "buy tickets" link to the theatre's individual web site.
  Enrichment

Members enjoy discounted tickets, two for one (BOGO) for selected performances at participating theatres.

Members are invited to MCTA social events and discounted theatre gatherings, for example, a post-performance Q&A session with the show's director and actors. 
  
Theatre Employment and Opportunities

Member theatres can use the Back Stage and the MCTA web site to post "help wanted", "volunteers needed," internships available, and auditions..
  
  
Scholarships and Education

MCTA awards two  scholarships a year for graduating Monterey County high school or community college students who have been accepted to college or will transfer to a college to study Theatre Arts.

Make an online donation to MCTA's scholarship fund

MCTA promotes youth theatre in Monterey County, posting classes, workshops, and productions at theatre schools and local public and private schools on the web site and in the newsletter.
  
Producing and Affiliates Membership

We support our MCTA Producing Members by advertizing shows, post audition announcements and classes for actors. We work with the Producers to post a  theatre company's season as early in the year as possible.  Space is available for posting ads in the MCTA newsletter at a reduced rate. .  The web site supports social media interface with Facebook.

MCTA Affiliates who typically produce only one or two shows a year, have their organization's  information  in the newsletter and on the website.
  MCTA's Board of Directors

The board meets  at 5:30 PM on the 3rd Monday of each month . Meeting locations usually alternate between PacRep's Golden Bough in Carmel and Western Stage's Green Room inSalinas. All are welcome to attend.  Current Board meeting schedule is:

October 17, Green Room, Western Stage on the Hartnell Campus, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA,
November 21 TBA
December 19, TBA
2017
January 16, Green Room, Western Stage on the Hartnell Campus, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA,
February 20, The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
March 20, Green Room, Western Stage on the Hartnell Campus, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA,
April 17, The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
May 15, Green Room, Western Stage on the Hartnell Campus, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA,
June 19, The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
July 17, Green Room, Western Stage on the Hartnell Campus, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA,
August 21, The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
September 18, Green Room, Western Stage on the Hartnell Campus, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA,
October 16, The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
November 20, TBA
December TBA
 
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