Why donate to The Human Race?

Our operating model is innovative and fiscally responsible. The Human Race Theatre Company creates every set, costume, sound and light cue, every moment of the action on stage for every show – produced IN Dayton, FOR Dayton. Over 75% of our artists call the Miami Valley home. Our tickets are affordable so price is never a barrier. Did you know our dedication to access means that ticket sales cover less than half of our operating costs? For the remainder, we rely on you.

  • KEEP PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WITHIN REACH: Because of your support, The Human Race is able to offer Pay What You CAN and Parents’ Day Out performances, discounted student/military/senior/rush ticket prices—making sure you get the best bang for your buck.
  • INNOVATIVE STORYTELLING: There is a magic you can only experience through live theatre. That magic can be found in familiar pieces as well as the unexpected new works we premiere. Our stories embrace the entire spectrum of the human race through the lens of our community.
  • IMPACTFUL PRESENCE: Our community is our home. We believe in the power of deep roots and responsibility. Through our access and engagement programs we give back to the community that gives so much to us.
  • 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