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


Classes and Workshops for Kids and Teens

The world's a stage for your child, and The Human Race is here to help them play their part. There's fun to be had for kids and teens ages 5 – 19.

Classes and workshops are held in the Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton unless otherwise noted.

Open house is held on the last day of the classes so that family and friends can share in what the students have been learning. Partial scholarships are available for qualifying families who are in need, thanks to the generous support of the Frank M. Tait Foundation. Download the scholarship application.

After School Tuesdays at The Creativity Center
Ages 8 – 13
Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
January 14 – March 18
Pre-registration fee: $15.00 per Tuesday (if RSVP made by the Friday before)
At-the-door registration fee: $18.00 per Tuesday
Instructor: Heather Gorby 

Drop by on Tuesday afternoons between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and you will be transported into the imaginative world of theatre. Each week will be designed to introduce a new skill or theatrical area. Develop your skills in improvisation, explore stage makeup technique, write a dramatic script, choreograph a new dance, act out your favorite myth or tall tale. Learn monologues, rehearse scenework and participate in mock auditions. And best of all, make new friends!

Healthy afternoon snacks will be provided.

To make your pre-registration RSVP, call Education Director Marilyn Klaben at (937) 461-3823, ext. 3132 or email her at marilyn@humanracetheatre.org. Please be sure to note any food allergies your child may have.


Homeschool Theatre Workshop
Ages 6 – 18
Session A: Thursdays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
February 6 – March 6 (4 classes)


Session B: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 11 – April 1 (4 classes)

Fee: $55.00 per student

Bring your homeschool group downtown to our inspiring Creativity Center and the students will be introduced to the Actor’s Toolbox of Skills. They will select scenes from exciting scripts, learn how to develop character roles, and perform together as they learn more about the world of theatre.

Alternative workshop dates and times are available by request. Teaching artists can also come to your homeschool site, and scheduling can be arranged according to the needs of your group.

Download the group registration form.

For scheduling a Homeschool Theatre Workshop, please call Education Director Marilyn Klaben at (937) 461-3823, ext. 3132 or email her at marilyn@humanracetheatre.org.


Becoming Annie
Girls ages 8 – 12
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
March 1 – March 22 (4 classes)
Fee: $110.00
Instructor: Katie Pees

Come join Human Race Resident Artist Katie Pees on a month-long adventure in musical theatre. Becoming Annie will take your daughter on a theatrical journey through vocal coachings, dance techniques and character development. Your child will be ready to sing her favorite songs and dance like a Broadway star to “It’s a Hard Knock Life”, “Tomorrow” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” There will be a sharing session on the last day of class.

Registration is now closed.


Becoming Cinderella
Girls ages 8 – 13
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
April 5 – May 3 (5 classes)
Fee: $110.00
Instructor: Kandis Wean

Almost every young girl has a magical wish to become Cinderella and now they get to try on that glass slipper! Guided by professional actress and music educator Kandis Wean, students learn the gorgeous song melodies and lyrics of Rogers and Hammerstein’s current Broadway musical, Cinderella. Girls will kick up their feet with dance choreography that brings the enchantment to life as they strive to be a believable princess on stage. Students will perform a short show for parents and guests on the last day of class.

Registration is now closed.