Dayton's Professional Regional Theatre

Kevin Moore, Producing Artistic Director

126 North Main Street, Suite 300

Dayton, Ohio 45402

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The Human Race on Education

Philips Creativity Center

Kids and Teens Classes

Girl Scouts Workshops

Adult Classes

Private Coaching

Summer Theatre Camps

Schwartz Scholarship


Artist in Residence

Theatre in Context

Career Days/Job Shadowing

Performance Calendar


Whether you have experience in the theatre and are looking to sharpen your skills, or are a novice who just wants to learn and have fun, we have classes for you!

Classes are held in the Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton.

Acting Basics
Mondays 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 2 – June 30, 2014 (5 classes)
FEE: $125
Instructor: Kay Bosse

Learn about the craft of acting and auditioning in a safe and non-threatening atmosphere. Explore the vocabulary and techniques essential to understanding the world of the actor. Discover how to build a realistic and original character and the secrets to analyzing a script. Personal attention will also be focused on individual interests and exploration of media trends.


Advanced Acting Techniques
Mondays 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
January 6 – February 10, 2014 (6 classes)
Instructor: Kay Bosse

Welcome returning and advanced acting students. Expand your repertoire and improve your acting skills in a relaxed and positive environment. Through scene study and cold readings, you will be working on strengthening your performance abilities. Scenes from the classics and contemporary works are personally selected for you based on your interests. The class concludes with an informal performance showcasing the strengths of each student.


Playwrighting – Level I
Saturdays 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
January 11 – March 1, 2014 (8 classes; no class February 8)
Instructor: Michael M. London

This class is designed to take the mystery out of playwrighting and provide an introduction to new playwrights. The method of building a play is explored through a variety of exercises. Our focus will be on understanding the tools in basic dramatic structure. The process involves a lot of scene writing, a lot of thinking, a lot of laughing and a lot of learning. Each playwright will have an opportunity to create a 10-minute play that will be presented in a public reading. The class is designed for novices and experienced playwrights, actors and directors alike. No playwrights are expected to begin the class with already completed work.

Playwrighting – Level II
Saturdays 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
March 8 – April 26, 2014 (8 classes)
Instructor: Michael M. London

This class is a continuation of the learning in Level I. Although we will still be looking closely at the dramatic structure of the story, we will also focus attention on other aspects of storytelling and the building of a play. There will be a lot of writing, a lot of thinking, some mutual support from other playwrights, a fair amount of laughing, some tasty food at breaks, and a general atmosphere of fun and learning. Each playwright will have a goal of completing a one-act play that will be presented in a public reading. Playwrights will have the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by actors and prepared by directors. Prerequisite: Playwrighting – Level I.

Reading Music
Saturdays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 29 – April 26, 2014 (5 classes)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED (We will offer another class later in the year)
Instructor: Scott Stoney

Learning to read music has been compared to learning a new language, very daunting for many. However, if you can count to seven, you may find this process easier than you thought. Assigning seven tones of the scale to the numbers 1 through 7 allows for easier recognition of notes, intervals, chords and even keys. This course is designed to get you started on the road to reading music and hearing pitches. A bit of homework will be given from week to week.

Register online now and pay using PayPal or download the registration form.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Klaben, Education Director at (937) 461-3823 x3132.