91 years of storytelling!


MISSION OF MERIDIAN LITTLE THEATRE
To create and provide a diverse community theater that enriches, educates, and entertains the people of east Mississippi and west Alabama.

VISION OF MERIDIAN LITTLE THEATRE
Our vision is for Meridian Little Theatre to be a vital component of the cultural life in our area. We desire to enhance the creativity and quality of our performances, experience growth in our membership, expand and diversify our audiences, increase volunteerism, train and motivate local talent who will continue to pursue and support the theatre arts and meet the needs of our audiences by staying in touch with the community’s desires.

MERIDIAN LITTLE THEATRE’S VALUES

EXCELLENCE
Delivering high-quality art and programming, from vital classics to new works.

COMMUNITY
Creating diverse and supportive networks of people and ideas through shared experiences.

ARTISTRY
Fostering artistic value at every step from community creators to trained professionals.

EDUCATION
Facilitating collaborative and artistic creation for learners of all ages.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

EXPAND THE TYPES OF STORIES WE TELL — AND WHO GETS TO TELL THEM.
Growing the canon: new and contemporary works alongside vital classics each season. Rethinking and shifting the traditions around casting.


ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL LEADERSHIP IN MISSISSIPPI.
Acknowledging MLT’s unique role in our community and state and joining with other organizations and leaders to support cultural development.


EXPERIENCES THAT CONNECT THE COMMUNITY TO THE STAGE AND BEYOND.
Community theatre as a gathering place. Expanding arts education outreach and opportunities.


CULTIVATE AND CAPTIVATE DIVERSE, ENTHUSIASTIC, AND LOYAL AUDIENCES.
Providing high-quality, authentic community theatre that draws larger, more culturally diverse audiences while solidifying existing relationships.


SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES FOR FACILITIES, REVENUE, AND SUPPORT.
​Envisioning an organization with a highly effective board and staff, that provides an outstanding performance facility and can thrive through multiple income streams and a broad community of supporters. 




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