Celebrating World Theater Day!

As we celebrate World Theater Day, we wanted to look back for a moment before we look forward.

The last few years have been nothing short of extraordinary as MCCT pivoted to provide online content, shows, podcasts and more throughout the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. From virtual readings of some classic Shakespeare to Zoom performances of two complete shows to a large variety of podcast recordings and staged readings, MCCT did our best to stay a part of the local arts community and provide a safe way for actors and performers to gather together.

MCCT has been a part of the Bloomington community since 1986, with the common through line for our history being one of inclusion, acceptance, and celebration. Our mission is to, ” focus on celebrating all people, regardless of experience, who want to explore the theatrical arts. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and abilities and are proud to showcase the diversity and beauty that make Bloomington so great.” 

2023 is shaping up to be an amazing season of rebirth and renewal for our all-volunteer troupe. We started off the year with “The Mousetrap,” Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit. Over 400 people came out to show their support throughout the run and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Up next is our 34th Annual Shakespeare in the Park this June. We’ll be presenting Richard III, and the streamlined script is bound to be engaging for your whole family. You can audition April 6 or 8 if you’re interested in joining our merry band of artists. Or, pack a picnic, bring your chairs, and enter the world of Richard III. 

Our final mainstage show of the season will be a Festival of One Acts in the fall. We’ll be sending out the call for writers, directors, actors, and tech support soon!

MCCT has always been a safe space to explore your creative side, to try something new, and to simply get a chance to play and create with like-minded individuals. Theater will stretch you and demand to be felt. We are so grateful to be a part of a vibrant, thriving arts community in Bloomington and Monroe County. 

We’re excited to celebrate theater today, tomorrow, and beyond.

With gratitude,
The 2023 MCCT Board of Directors