STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS
Kevin Moore – Producing Artistic Director
Kevin served as Executive Director of The Human Race Theatre Company from its founding in 1986 through 2011. He has directed Human Race productions of The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Gifts of the Magi, A Day in Hollywood*A Night in the Ukraine, The Rocky Horror Show, Beehive, Angels in America: Perestroika, Zombies from the Beyond, Children of Eden, Beautiful Thing (co-production with the Phoenix Theatre), Bat Boy, Tuesdays With Morrie, Convenience (co-production with the Sacramento Theatre Company), Shenandoah and the world premiere of Wild Blue. He produced West Side Story at the Victoria Theatre, featuring the Dayton Ballet, breaking all Victoria box office records. In 2005, he produced Seussical – breaking attendance records at The Loft Theatre. In 2000, Kevin also created the Musical Theatre Workshop, which has presented regional and world premiere musicals, hosted two national summits and three new works festivals. He produced the world premiere of the musical WAS, produced and directed the midwest premieres of Harold & Maude and Ordinary Days, produced the Midwest premiere of the new Stephen Schwartz musical Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook and the premiere of Gregg Coffin's new musical, right next to me. Kevin is also proud of his working relationship with Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman on their musical Green Gables, which had its professional premiere at the Victoria Theatre in 2005, and their new musical, Tenderly, about singer Rosemary Clooney, in 2012. Kevin has served on panels for the Ohio Arts Council, the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has served on the Boards of the AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Culture Works, the Downtown YMCA and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre - where he co-chaired their Festival of New Musicals in 2007 and 2008. In 2003, Kevin was inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame and in April 2010, he and Human Race Artistic Director Marsha Hanna received the Governor's Award for Arts Administration.
Tara Lail – Managing Director
Tara became the Managing Director of The Human Race Theatre Company in 2011, after previously serving as General Manager and Company Manager. Originally from Cynthiana, Kentucky, Tara has worked in professional theatre since 1987, most recently serving as Producer, Artistic Director and Production Stage Manager at Blue Jacket, ending her 8 year tenure there to work full-time with The Human Race in 2005. Prior to moving to Ohio, Tara worked at Stage One: Louisville’s Professional Theatre for Young Audiences, where she served in various capacities, including Production Coordinator, Company Manager and Tour Director. Tara earned a BA in Communications from Morehead State University, is a proud Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
The Human Race Theatre Company's office phone number is (937) 461-3823.
Employee extensions are provided below.
Kevin Moore, Producing Artistic Director ext. 3115
Scott J. Kimmins, Technical Director ext. 3120
Eric Moore, Head Carpenter
Kryss Northrup, Company Manager ext. 3116
John Rensel, Resident Lighting Designer
Heather Powell, Prop Master (513) 255-5998
Christie Peitzmeier, Costume Shop Manager
Nathan D. Dean, House Sound Engineer
Tara Lail, Managing Director ext. 3113
Steven Box, Director of Marketing
and Communications ext. 3112
John Faas, Development Director ext. 3111
Marilyn Klaben, Education Director ext. 3132
Allison Cox, Annual Fund and Grants Manager
Scott Stoney, Publications Manager ext. 3110
Sylvia Stein, Finance Manager ext. 3118
Board of Trustees
The Human Race is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees. Each Trustee serves a two-year term and may be renewed for a total of six years.
John E. Clough, President
Brad Roediger, Treasurer
Lou Mason, Secretary
Robert J. Comparin, Past President
Maryann Bernstein, Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr. MD, Jamie Cordes, Tyree L. Fields, Stephen Donald Huff, Irvin Moscowitz, Barbara N. O'Hara, Candis L. Pees, Steve Rubenstein, Karrie Stock, Betsy B. Whitney