Dayton's Premier Professional Regional Theatre

Kevin Moore, President and 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


Artists in Residence

Career Days/Job Shadowing

Performance Calendar


Welcome to the world of theatre education at The Human Race!

Performing arts can be a lifelong passion, so The Human Race has developed a curriculum to cultivate that enthusiasm from childhood through adulthood. Classes and programs are lead by theatre professionals—people who make their living doing what they love and who seek to share their knowledge and experience with others. In addition to our classes for kids, teens and adults, we offer a wide array of educational programs, including: summer theatre camps; workshops for Girl Scout troops; private coaching; artist in residence; career days; job shadowing; and Theatre in Context programs with The Muse Machine.

Contact Information
Education Director Marilyn Klaben
(937) 461-3823 ext. 3132

Registration Information
Full payment by check or credit card is required to secure a space in any class. Minimum enrollment must be met for all classes, and classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment three business days before the first day of class.

Class Location
Most classes are held in the Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center of The Human Race, located at 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton, between First and Second Streets. Playwrighting classes are held in the Burnell Roberts Room on the 1st floor of the Metropolitan Arts Center, 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton.

Kids and Teen Class Scholarships
Thanks to the generous support of the Frank M. Tait Foundation, scholarships for kids and teen classes are available for students in need of financial assistance. Download the scholarship application.

Theatre Class Gift Certificates
If you're looking for a unique gift for kids, teens or adults, consider giving them a Human Race Theatre Class Gift Certificate. Classes make a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays or other special events. For more information about this exciting gift idea, contact Managing Director Tara Lail at (937) 461-3823 ext. 3113 or tara@humanracetheatre.org.

Educational Principles
The Human Race Theatre has a responsibility to be actively involved in the education of our youth and the development of our community.

We understand that every child learns behavior by imitating others, problem solving by creating stories, social responsibility through team work and compassion and understanding through role-playing.

Our youth education programs nurture and stimulate children into becoming responsible, respectful, collaborative human being.

Active participation in the creation of art fosters an appreciation of art by others. As the children of today become our future audiences, we encourage our students to become informed, curious, adventurous audience members.

Students who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in theatre deserve the opportunity to train with disciplined, caring professionals in order to develop an attitude and the skills that are required to compete in professional theatre.

We look for opportunities to support academic institutions and theatre students by providing instruction by or internships with professional artists. We encourage the theatre faculty of these institutions to share their talents with the entire community and hone their skills by participating in the artistic activities of this company.

For theatre professionals, training continues throughout life, and many non-professionals look for an opportunity to explore untapped talents. Our education program provides opportunities for the adult beginner and the seasoned professional to pursue these experiences.