James Carter, Founder of The Carter Foundation in Meridian, MS was the speaker on Tuesday,…
DTOC President Daniel Stewart presents a check to Susie Johnson to support her work as director of the Meridian youth theater program named ‘Stage 2’.
Founded in 2010, Stage 2 began as a small troop of teenagers who were interested in learning about the different branches of theater, and has since grown to about ninety members between the ages of 13 and 19. “Stage 2” is the youth division of Meridian Performing Arts (MPAC) and performs about four shows per season. Our staff stresses the importance of teamwork, and that working OFFstage is just as important for a show as being ONstage! Members are actively involved on committees, helping with costumes, set design, props, advertisement, and fundraising.
MPAC also strives to promote community involvement and to expose members to all aspects of the performing arts. The mission of MPAC is to promote the performing arts through education and involvement in productions and community outreach, and to develop, through partnering, the community’s appreciation of the performing arts.
Stage 2 holds weekly meetings on Mondays at 6:00 at the Temple Theater. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to be involved, contact Susie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.