Theatre Lab Dayton cast members

About TheatreLab Dayton

Where We Started 

Founded in 2014 as Dare 2 Defy Productions, TheatreLab Dayton hit the ground running with one goal in mind: to portray stunning works of art while showcasing the artistry the city has to offer. Since then, we have produced 38 musicals and many cabarets, concerts and collaborations, employing hundreds of Dayton, OH theatre performers, creatives, and crew.

As we make art, we strive to build community. We offer several youth programs a year to teach and encourage the future of theatre and maintain affordable programs and ticket prices. Our yearly theatre seasons contribute to Dayton's budding art scene as our city continues to grow. 

Theatre Lab Dayton founding members

Get Involved 

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! 

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This imperative funding enriches the lives and culture within the Dayton, OH region and is crucial to the success of our incredibly talented artists!


  • 10 new microphones - $2,500

  • Moving Truck for shows - $100

  • Sound Technician  - $250

  • Sponsor a Summer Camper - $250

  • Props  for Something Rotten - $250

  • Batteries for Something Rotten - $50

  • Costumes for Something Rotten - $1,200

  • Set Rental for Something Rotten - $1,500

Dayton Theatre Lab American Idiot cast members

Contact Us

Philip Drennen, Executive Director


Mackensie King, Artistic Director




46 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402

Monday - Friday: 10AM -4PM

P:   (937) 999-9949