THE HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
Dayton's Professional Regional Theatre
Kevin Moore, Producing Artistic Director
126 North Main Street, Suite 300
Dayton, Ohio 45402
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STEPHEN SCHWARTZ MUSICAL THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP
Supporting a new generation of talent
In September 2007, The Human Race Theatre Company created a scholarship that honors the musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz - composer of Godspell, Pippin, The Baker's Wife, Children of Eden, Working, Wicked - and The Human Race's regional premiere of SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook. The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Scholarship is designed to support singer/actors in the greater Dayton area who are training for a career in musical theatre.
"We are so excited to recognize the incredible lifetime of work by Stephen Schwartz while assisting talented young performers from our region," stated Human Race Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore. "With the founding support of Tim and Char Scroggins, and many additional gifts, to date we have awarded over $30,000 worth of scholarships to 37 very talented students."
"The musical theatre survives and flourishes only with the infusion of new talent," said award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. "I've always tried to support and encourage emerging talent, and so I am proud and excited to have this scholarship named for me."
However, The Human Race has recently decided to start awarding the scholarships every other year. According to Moore, “this will allow the fund to grow and to make the scholarships more substantial when they are awarded.” The next deadline will be January 2015.
All applicants must have a permanent address in Montgomery County or one of seven contiguous counties (Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene, Warren or Butler) or be currently enrolled at a college or high school in one of the eight counties previously listed.
The winners will be selected based upon their application, letter of recommendation and their video submission. All materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered. Winners must be available for a public appearance in the Dayton area.
If you are interested in donating to the Schwartz Scholarship fund, please contact Development Director John Faas at (937) 461-3823, ext. 3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where are they now?
Here’s an update on a few of our previous scholarship winners (as of December 2013):
Jerome Doerger (2008) is a graduate of Wright State University who began his professional career in the national tour of Young Frankenstein, and was most recently seen in the Gateway Playhouse production of Disney‘s Beauty and the Beast.
Alex Finke (2008 and 2011) graduated from University of Michigan and is currently in the national tour of Anything Goes.
Jason Slattery (2009) graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College and has been working theatres across the country. He is currently performing around the world for Silverseas Cruise Lines.
Andrew Koslow (2010) graduated from University of Oklahoma and is currently performing in the national tour of Mamma Mia!.
Charity Farrell (2010) is a working actress in New York, and recently appeared in The Human Race production of Fiddler on the Roof as “Hodel.”