Our stories are your stories

The Human Race embraces its mission of “exploring the human condition” in its 36th season by presenting themes of family, national security, dementia, creativity, race, and autism.


Tanesha Gary as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, (2019)

Upcoming Shows & Events

APRIL 13 - 30, 2023
$10 - $53

Racial politics collide with family stereotypes, survival & self-destruction as entertainment

The Loft Theatre
APRIL 24, 2023

TRANS AM explores the most complex and personal parts of the human experience, through the lens of Lisa Stephen Friday.

JUNE 8 - 25, 2023
$10 - $53

A powerful and heartfelt musical about accepting the mistakes our parents make and challenging ourselves to repair our own.

Health & Safety Policies

The Human Race follows the science and guidelines as set forth by the CDC and local government agencies.  The Human Race also follows the mandates of Actors’ Equity Association – the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Masks are welcome at the Loft Theatre, but not required.  If you are feeling ill, remember that we can reschedule your tickets for another performance.

We encourage getting the vaccine and booster to keep yourself and others around you safe.

Health & Safety Policies

The Cast of The Full Monty, 2015
The Cast of Legendale, 2017

Get your tickets today

Whether you want to see a single show or reserve your seat for the season, we offer a variety of ticket options that allow you to enjoy the unique experience of The Human Race Theatre Company.

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The Cast of Brighton Beach Memoirs, 2017
The Cast of LIZZIE, 2017

We’re dedicated to furthering equity and opportunity for regional professionals in the performing arts.

Candice Handy & Laurie Carter Rose of The Cake, 2019

We provide quality entertainment by elevating performances that push boundaries, challenge perceptions and expand minds.

Photo courtesy of Daybreak Dayton

We’re an integral and invested member of the Dayton community who believes art should be accessible to all.