ART IS HOW YOU MAKE IT
Dayton Theatre Group
TheatreLab Dayton (formerly Dare to Defy Productions) is a place where artists come together to cultivate their ideas into works of art. Focusing on music-based live theater, The Lab takes an ensemble approach to its process, letting each artist have a voice while the piece grows organically. The Lab prides itself on visually stunning works that examine the experiment of life in a way our audiences have not seen before.
See Our Latest Show
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Oct 20 - 29 at the PNC Arts Annex
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!
Our 2022-2023 Season
We are excited to announce our 2022-2023 season! Including stellar shows like Sweeney Todd, Urinetown, and more, it is sure to be an exciting season for everyone! Season Memberships are available now!
Calling Local Artists!
We are searching for a local artist to help develop cover art imagery that captures the essence of our 2022-2023 season shows.
To Apply: email your resume & portfolio to Mackensie King @firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Theatre Performances
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and your Dayton theatre community, but the benefits can be equally great for you. TheatreLab is always on the lookout for new Volunteers! Throughout the season, we have volunteer opportunities for all! From costumes to sets, volunteers are crucial to the success of TheatreLab Dayton!
If you're interested in volunteering, please enter your email below and we'll reach out as soon as possible!
This imperative funding enriches the lives and culture within the Dayton, OH region and is crucial to the success of our incredibly talented artists!
Lumber for Sweeney Todd - $2,000
Moving Truck for Shows - $100
Sound Technician - $250
Fog Machine - $500
Props for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $250
Batteries for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $50
Costumes for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $1,200
Set Rental for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $1,500