Southern Arena Theatre

A thriving force in summer theatre //

Since its first season in 1977, Southern Arena Theatre (SAT) has been a thriving force in summer theatre in the state and Pine Belt region. As a collaborative effort between both faculty and students, SAT works as a professional theatre company whose aim is to present multiple plays by a single company of rotating performers. It is known for its tradition of excellent entertainment while producing light, summer theatre.

Student performers are introduced to the rigors of alternating performances, requiring them to hone their skills and carefully attend to characterization. Finally, repertory is a celebratory form of theatre that compliments the more academic aims of our regular theatre season.

``Now that I have some perspective, one of the greatest advantages of USM was the opportunity to audition for a lot of productions, including showcases, FST, mainstage, studio, and Southern Arena Theatre; I performed in something every semester; that kind of experience is invaluable.``

Langston Darby, 2009 Design Director at Apple

Past Performance

Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, 2021

Past Performance

Complete World of Sports (Abridged), 2022

Past Performance

Dragons Love Tacos, 2022

Past Performance:

Arcadia, 2013

Past Performance:

I Hate Hamlet, 2019

Past Performance:

Around the World in 80 Days, 2018

Past Performance:

Boeing Boeing, 2017

Past Performance:

Deathtrap, 2017

Past Performance: Star-Spangled Girl

Star-Spangled Girl, 2016

Past Performance:

Taking Steps, 2014

Mailing Address //

118 College Dr. #5033
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Physical Address //

201E Theatre and Dance Building
Hattiesburg Campus

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