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.

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

Save with our Early Bird Registration prices when you register your child at least one week prior to the first day of class.

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


Becoming Dorothy
Girls ages 8 – 13
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
September 13 – October 4, 2014 (4 classes)
Fee: $110.00 (Early Bird discount, register by September 6) / $125.00 (after September 6)
Instructor: Kandis Wean

Step into Dorothy's ruby slippers and discover your magical place in the land of Oz. Explore Dorothy's love of adventure and yearning for home by learning to sing her beautiful songs. The ruby slippers will help you dance your way into the hearts of the audience members on the last day of class.


What Color Is Your Day?
Kids ages 5 – 7
Saturdays 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
October 11 – November 15, 2014 (6 classes)
Fee: $75.00 (Early Bird discount, register by October 4) / $90.00 (after October 4)
Instructor: Jene Rebbin Shaw

What color is your day? Based on the Dr. Seuss book, "My Many Colored Days," students explore how their feelings each day can be described dramatically by colors. Connecting visual art with creative drama, the children create colorful masks to complement their acting out of scenes that originate from everyday life situations.


Acting for the Camera
Kids ages 12 – 16
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 11 – November 15, 2014 (6 classes)
Fee: $110.00 (Early Bird discount, register by October 4) / $125.00 (after October 4)
Instructor: Shaunn Baker

Back by popular demand!
Have you ever dreamed of acting in movies? Or commercials? Or television? With the camera and crew only a few feet away, learn how acting on screen is a very different experience from acting on the stage. Be part of the action as you rehearse and actually shoot short scenes for commercials, movie trailers and TV.