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.
  Announcing a new MCTA Program, "Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops" 
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  A big challenge for our local theaters is finding experienced theatrical technicians: the creators of all that goes on backstage. What audiences remember is the performance and not the work “behind the scenes” -- the costuming, props and sets, welding, painting, lighting and sound, the raising and lowering of the curtains, “flying” the scenery, wardrobe changes (to name a few essential components of stagecraft). Overseeing all of these activities and more -- and keeping everyone safe -- is the stage manager.

This Program is to facilitate a series of Technical Theater seminars, with hands-on training by experienced professionals conducted at various theaters throughout Monterey County. Individuals of all ages will have the opportunity to work side by side with experienced technicians during multiple live performances and learn essential theater operations. The project has been enthusiastically endorsed by local production companies and venues large and small.
We are excited to announce that this Program will be a part of MC Weekly's Monterey County Gives! fundraising event.    

Please consider making a donation or a challenge gift for the Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops" Program.  You'll find a challenge gift application form below to enter your information on line.
Your support helps our local theatre community grow and thrive.
Challenge Gift Application form for MCTA's Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops" Program 
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Monterey County Theatre Alliance (MCTA) a 501(c)(3) Tax ID #94-6163002, supporting live theatre since 1985 is funded by grants, membership dues, sponsorships, and private donations.

"A Life in the Theater"

Brady Shilstone and Mark Shilstone-Laurent
photo by Richard Green

A Life in the Theatre was a great success!  Thanks to all who attended this wonderful show.  Thanks to you, we reached our goal, and will be able to give two $1000 scholarships this year.

And thanks to Mark Shilstone for bringing it to the Monterey County Theatre Alliance!  
All proceeds went to Monterey County Theatre Alliance 2017 Student Scholarship Fund.