M. T. Pockets Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 NPO supported, in part, by grants from the Greater Morgantown Community Trust/Morgantown Arts Fund, the Monongalia County Commission and Arts Mon. Founded in 1999 by Morgantown native Toni Morris, the company exists to provide high-quality, affordable entertainment to the Greater Morgantown area by presenting a broad range of works that include new and established plays, productions that reach beyond the normal limits and give new insights to sensitive issues, and provide a venue for women and alternative theatre in the performing arts.
M. T. Pockets Theatre produces shows year-round, presents an annual fundraising event, tours when possible and performs murder-mysteries and other productions at private functions.
To enhance the theatre community in Morgantown, West Virginia and surrounding regions by presenting live performances of classic, contemporary and new works that promote women and minorities in the arts; provide a venue for alternative theatre that addresses contemporary and sensitive issues through performance; provide a venue for new works and support the work of emerging playwrights and artists without bias; provide theatre accessible to those whom otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience live theatre due to physical, financial or geographical limitations.
Administrative Structure/Advisory Board
M. T. Pockets Theatre Company is governed by a Board, who entrust and empower the executive/artistic director to manage the day-to-day operations of the company. Board and ensemble members serve, in a volunteer capacity, as operational staff of the company.
Statement of Diversity & Inclusion
M. T. Pockets Theatre Company is committed to the goals of diversity, inclusion and the principles of equal opportunity for all who participate in the performance arts. To these ends, we encourage production opportunities in all theatrical disciplines and areas of theatrical production to include persons of every race, color, culture, age, gender, physical challenge and sexual orientation, thereby contributing to a theatre (both on and off stage) that reflects the full diversity of our community and society.
While we recognize that there can be no interference with the artistic integrity or contractual rights of the playwright, director and other theatre artists, we challenge participating artists in our own theatre community to confront traditional stereotypes. We acknowledge that the growth and vitality of theatre is dependent upon the inclusion of diverse voices and impulses in all theatrical disciplines.