Corinth Theatre-Arts (CT-A) is proud to share the successes of our past fiscal year and production season as we offer an introduction to our organization and our place in the community of the City of Corinth, Alcorn County and Northeast Mississippi. From its creation and incorporation in 1968 our little theatre has been very ambitious. The founding members were a small group of financially secure artists with a love of theatre and a desire to create and present public performances in Corinth. Rapidly this vision became a little theatre that offered a first season of five productions, including one childrens play. These initial productions were performed on high school stages, or in rented warehouses or private residences. In 1973, Mayor John D. Mercier offered a city-owned warehouse, formerly part of the fairgrounds, to the thriving company. CT-A was performing 4-5 productions each season, they happily accepted the contract for $5.00/year rental of facilities, and moved into the Crossroads Playhouse, which has been our home for more than 30 years. Thanks to the support of volunteers and area businesses, this building (in spite of some flooding) has been expanded, renovated, and continuously improved. It has a marvelous performance space, dressing rooms advanced lighting and sound capabilities a 204-seat auditorium and a valuable costume and scenery stock. It is open to the entire community and increasingly available to patrons with disabilities thanks to the projects covered by our MAC Building Fund Grant as mentioned in our strategic plan. Our principle goals are to provide excellent arts entertainment support area performing arts projects bring arts education through teamwork with schools, strengthen and unify all factions of our community through participation in the arts and create opportunities for area artists to support CT-A projects or produce work with our help. To realize these goals we must continue to see increases in membership and box office attendance continue to produce artistically sound productions increase the number of events that promote diversity and continue our involvement with schools Increased volunteerism, increased diversity of our volunteer pool, and increased financial support (box office, membership, and sponsorship) from the community will indicate successes. We also hold as a priority the tourism revenue that we provide for our area. The selection of our programming is entirely based on these criteria. Projects chosen for next season include 8 live productions summer theatre camp 16 educational outreach shows two staged-readings and continued presentation of special events. (Dates and descriptions of these events are introduced in detail in our supporting materials.) Next seasons theme is Why rent it when you can see it live bringing familiar titles to the stage, encouraging new audiences, and still providing many opportunities for artists of all types.