Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perk Players were awarded the Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) 2014 Theatre for Youth Festival Overall Production for their performance of “The Amazing Imagination Machine.” The play was written and directed by Daisha Walker, theatre instructor at MGCCC’s Perkinston Campus.
More than 480 people attended the 2014 MTA Festival held in Vicksburg on Jan. 16-19. In the Theatre for Youth Festival, seven high school, community theatre and community college groups competed for the award. This is the seventh year straight that the Perk Players have been awarded the Theater for Youth Best Overall Production by MTA.
Katie Henke and Ric LoPiccolo were given All-Star Cast Honors, and Abishia Slaton was presented with the Best Overall Actor award. They competed against performing groups from across the state.