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.
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MCTA 2017 scholarship award is $1,000 per scholarship

Each year the Monterey County Theatre Alliance (MCTA) awards up to two Monterey County Theatre Alliance Theatre Arts Student Scholarships.   This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school or college students, ages 17 through 25, who reside in Monterey County and intend to pursue further study in the Theatre Arts.
These awards are not restricted to performers, but covers study in Directing, Technical Production, that is, stage management, lights, sound, costume & makeup, as well as scenic painting and construction.  There is no requirement that the student Major in Theatre Arts at a four year institution, but only has an intent to continue Theatre Arts study. Film or Television studies are not covered. 
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 30, 2017 
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Click to download the 2017 Scholarship Requirements and 2017 Application Form

Contributions to the MCTA Scholarship fund are always welcome and are tax deductible, 501(c)(3) 94-6163002.  Use the PayPal link above or mail your check to:
MCTA Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 2531
Monterey, CA 93942


MCTA is happy to announce that the 2016 MCTA Theatre Arts Student Scholarship winner is Kent Burns.

Kent is a recent graduate of Carmel High School and will be attending California State University/Long Beach in the fall.  He will be pursuing a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and hopes to be a musical theatre performer on Broadway or Los Angeles. He has been involved with Dance Kids of Monterey County and has also performed in five musicals at Pac Rep, both at the Golden Bough and the Outdoor Forest Theatre.  He has worked backstage as well as onstage.  His last role at Carmel High School was as J. Pierrepont Finch in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.  We wish him the best!
Ken  Burns as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Carmel High School)