Why donate to The Human Race?

Unlike big performing arts centers who present national touring productions, The Human Race Theatre Company creates every set, costume, sound and light cue, every moment of the action on stage for every show. And they are created especially for our audience. Ticket sales account for just over half of our operating budget. For the remainder, we rely on you.

  • KEEP PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WITHIN REACH: Because of donations, The Human Race is able to maintain low ticket prices, and allows us to offer Pay What You CAN performances, discounted previews, student ticket prices—keeping ticket prices low for our audience.
  • EMPOWER THOUGHT-PROVOKING WORK: We address the issues that affect our society and the people in our community today. We believe theatre must entertain—and by entertain we mean that it must be of a large enough experience to transport us out of ourselves.
  • BREATHE NEW CREATIVITY INTO DAYTON: Our community deserves the opportunity to experience new developments in our art while they are still new. We are actively involved in the development of new theatre works, supporting playwrights and composers by bringing their work to our audience.
  • ADVANCE ARTISTIC GROWTH: We are an educational resource for our community. We foster artistic talent—not only in emerging and established theatre artists—but in the youth and adults of our community.

Make a Gift

Your gift goes directly toward supporting our artists and our mission. All donations—large or small, one-time or recurring—make a difference in our theatre and our community. All donations are also tax-deductible.

Contact Our Team

If you have questions about how to support The Human Race Theatre Company, or want to get involved in new or different ways, we can’t wait to hear from you.


The Cast of The Tempest, 2006